Moffitt Wins 2 More, But Nazareth Sweeps Dual Meet
Oct. 27: While sophomore Samantha Moffitt finished off a big opening weekend for the St. Lawrence University women's swim team with a pair of individual wins and strong legs on two second place relays, the Saints had to settle for a split of their opening dual meet weekend as Nazareth College swept Saturday competition with a 179-108 win over the Saint women and a 185-78 victory over the Saint men.
Moffitt, who won two events and was on a winning relay in Friday's dual meet with Skidmore, won the 100 back in 1:02.64 and the 500 free in 5:30.90, swam the fly leg on the 200 medley relay which was second and anchored the 200 free relay, which also finished second.
Other winners for the Saint women on Saturday included Alana Blackburn, who won the 100 free in 57.80 and was second in the 50 free and Casey Abribat, who won the 200 back in 2:17.71, the 200 fly in 2:17.62 and led off both the 200 medley and free relays.
Zinnia Smith was second and Elizabeth Canne was third in the 100 breaststroke, Cann was second and Smith third in the 200 breaststroke, Kathryn Whittum was second in the 100 free and Carly Berizzi was second in the 100 fly. Kate Winslow was third in the 200 free with Molly Sneden third in the 100 back, Staci Czaja third in the 50 free and Olivia Rettstatt was third in both the 200 back and 200 IM.
For the Saint men, who are battling both injury and illness early in the season with seven swimmers out of the lineup, Matt Bauer scored first in the 200 IM with a time of 2:19.72 while the Saint 200 free relay team of Ryan Karlin, Tad Teadly, Grant Reeder and Kirby Kaylor also scored first with a time of 1:40.91 as Nazareth swam the race as an exhibition.
The team of Justin Dutra, Bauer, Lane Heed and Alex Root finished second in the 200 medley relay in 1:55.93. Dutra added seconds in the 100 back, 200 back and 100 fly while Root was second in the 500 free, 200 free and third in the 100 free. Deatly was third in the 100 free and 200 fly with Reeder finishing third in both the 200 back and 200 free. Diver Michael Orlando took third on the one meter board.
The Saints will swim at Clarkson Nov. 2.