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Saxon swimming and diving teams wrap up competition at UNYSCSA meet
2/26/11

WEBSTER, NY -- The Alfred University men's and women's swimming and diving teams finished in sixth and 11th place, respectively, at the Upper New York State Collegaite Swimming Association championships, which concluded Saturday.

The four-day UNYSCSA championships were held at the Webster Aquatic Center. The Alfred men placed sixth with 690 points. Champion Ithaca had 1,325 points and runner-up Stevens had 1,309. The AU women were 11th with 285.5 points; Ithaca won with 1,505 points and Stevens was second with 1,481.

Seniors Tyler Olsen (Saratoga Springs, NY/Saratoga) and Matt Lobban (Pittsford, NY/Pittsford-Mendon) paced the AU men Saturday. Olsen was second in the 100-yard freestyle with an NCAA "B" provisional cut time of 45.83 seconds. Lobban was fifth in the 1,650-yard free (16:29.28) and 13th in the 200 backstroke (1:59.86).

Freshman Peter Sowinski (Akron, NY/Akron) was 12th in the 100 free (47.56); juniors Warren Dolben (Rye, NH/Berwick Academy) and Jeff Swartout (Binghamton, NY/Chenango Valley) were 14th (2:15.68) and 20th (2:20.40), respectively, in the 200 breaststroke; sophomore Nate Chapman (Hornell, NY/Hornell) was 21st in the 1,650 free (17:38.67); and senior Ted Remington (Pike, NY/Letchworth) was 22nd in the 200 backstroke (2:02.25).

Seniors Dan Steere (Hornell, NY/Alfred-Almond) and Zach Mix (Mt. Morris, NY/Mt. Morris), Sowinski and Olsen were fifth in the 400 free relay (3:10.16).

Senior Calista Merritt (Conesus, NY/Livonia) was 21st in the 1,650 free (19:12.24) and senior Sarah Blair (Auburn, NY/Auburn) was 21st in the 100-yard free (55.13 seconds) to lead the Alfred women.

Junior Donna Hoops (Geneseo, NY/Geneseo) was 24th in the 200 back (2:18.93) and sophomore Shelby Remington (Pike, NY/Letchworth) was 24th in the 1650 free (19:29.67).

The team of Hoops, Remington, Merritt and freshman Paige Citarella (West Islip, NY/West Islip) was 12th in the 400 free relay (3:55.01).