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Dolben wins breaststroke title at UNYSCSA/Empire 8 meet

WEBSTER, NY - Alfred University senior Warren Dolben (Rye, NH/Berwick Academy) won a title in the 100-yard breaststroke during Friday’s third day of action at the Upper New York State Collegiate Swimming Association/Empire 8 Conference men’s and women’s swimming and diving championships.

Dolben won the first title for Alfred men or women at the four-day UNYSCSA/Empire 8 meet, which concludes today. He won the men’s 100-yard breaststroke in 57.33 seconds, which met NCAA "B" cut provisional qualifying standards.

After 15 events, the Alfred men are in seventh place in the team standings with 420 points. The AU women remain in 12th place with 224 points. Ithaca leads the team standings in both the men’s and women’s championships.

Sophomore Heather Remchuk (Hornell, NY/Hornell) led the Alfred women with a seventh-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:16.71). Senior Donna Hoops (Geneseo, NY/Geneseo), 16th in the 100-yard backstroke (1:02.89) and junior Katie Ganley (Syracuse, NY/Westhill), 19th in the 200-yard butterfly (2:23.73) also scored in individual events for the Saxon women.

Scoring points in individual races for the AU men were: freshman Zac Toth (Lockport, NY/Starpoint), 17th in the 200 fly (1:57.93); junior Brett Irwin (Springwater, NY/Wayland-Cohocton), 21st in the 200 fly (2:01.75); freshman David Coombes (Dansville, NY/Dansville), 18th in the 100-yard backstroke (55.02 seconds), and sophomore Zach Kranefeld (Millville, NJ/Millville), 17th in 1-meter diving (312.80).

The team of Toth, Dolben, junior Nate Chapman (Hornell, NY/Hornell) and sophomore Peter Sowinski (Akron, NY/Akron) took sixth in the men’s 800-yard free relay (7:01.58), while senior Rich Lenihan (Warwick, NY/Warwick Valley), freshman Joseph Rodgers (Dublin, NH), senior Rich Guarniero (Utica, NY/Thomas R. Proctor) and freshman Jeff Rowland (Rochester, NY/Hilton) were 22nd (7:18.85).

Freshman Christina Behr (Manahawkin, NJ/Southern Regional), Remchuk, junior Shelby Remington (Pike, NY/Letchworth) and Hoops took ninth in the women’s 800 free relay (8:12.94).

The championships conclude today with preliminary round action this morning and finals this evening in the men’s and women’s 100-yard freestyle; men’s and women’s 200-yard backstroke; men’s and women’s 200-yard breaststroke; women’s 2-meter diving; and men’s and women’s 400-yard freestyle relay. The men’s and women’s 1,650-yard freestyle will have an evening finals round only.