AU swimming and diving teams complete first day at Ithaca Invitational
ITHACA, NY – The Alfred University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are each in 11th place after Friday’s first day of competition at the Ithaca College Invitational.
The AU men have 50.5 points and the Saxon women have 55; Cornell’s men’s and women’s teams each lead the first day’s standings. AU is among 11 teams competing at the three-day invitational meet, which runs through Sunday.
Sophomore Zac Toth (Lockport, NY/Starpoint) led the AU men Friday, taking 16th in the 200-yard individual medley (2:01.28). Other Saxon men scoring -- top 24 individual in events score points – were junior Peter Sowinski (Akron, NY/Akron) and sophomore David Luke (Ocala, FL/West Port), 19th (22.20) and 23rd (22.29), respectively, in the 50-yard freestyle.
Senior Nate Chapman (Hornell, NY/Hornell) was 27th in the 500-yard freestyle (5:00.25) and Toth, freshman Jake Olson (Dansville, NY/Dansville), senior Brett Irwin (Springwater, NY/Wayland-Cohocton) and Sowinski) were 11th in the 200-yard medley relay (1:42.48).
Junior Cassandra Brown (Canisteo, NY/Canisteo-Greenwood) and freshman Kelsey McRill (Solon, OH/Solon) scored individually for the AU women. Brown was ninth in 3-meter diving (371.20) and McRill took 22nd in the 50-yard freestyle (25.68).
Senior Shelby Remington (Pike, NY/Letchworth) was 40th in the 500 free (5:43.93) and sophomore Christina Behr (Manahawkin, NJ/Southern Regional) was 35th in the 200-yard IM (2:20.59). Behr, freshman Katherine Fitz (New Holland, PA/Garden Spot), freshman Carly Watson (Hyde Park, NY/FDR) and McRill were 11th in the 200-yard medley relay (1:57.71).
The meet continues today (Saturday, Dec. 1) with sessions at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Events on tap for today include: the 200-yard free relay, 400-yard IM, 100-yard butterfly, 200-yard free, 400-yard medley relay, women’s 1-meter diving, men’s 3-meter diving, 200-yard butterfly, 100-yard backstroke, 100-yard breaststroke, and 800-yard free relay.
Sunday’s final day of action begins at 10 a.m. and includes the 1,650-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard backstroke, 200-yard breaststroke, and 400-yard free relay.
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