Saints Down Thoroughbreds in Home Opener
Oct. 29: The St. Lawrence University men's and women's swimming and diving teams each improved to 2-0 with a solid performance against Skidmore College in their first home meet of the season. Both Saint teams posted first place finishes in eight events, the men earning a 124-102 victory and the women earning a 122-99 victory.
"We did a nice job at our first home meet this season," said Head Coach Bob Clemmer. "We had some great individual wins and looked strong as we finished each race."
Seniors Rob Sibley and Jarred Pellerin each earned two individual victories. Sibley won the 100 free (50.96) and the 200 breaststroke (2:23.36), while Pellerin won the 1000 free (10:27.70) and the 200 fly (2:09.75).
Sibley also joined Andrew Hayes, Jason Dutra and Luke Peleggi in the 400 Medley relay where they posted a first place finished with a time of 3:54.72, over 20 seconds faster than their Skidmore opponents.
Hayes and Dutra also recorded individual victories, Hayes winning the 200 free (1:53.24) and Dutra winning the 50 free (22.99).
Three Saints earned victories in two of their events. Senior Katie Kozminski won the 50 free (26.26) and the 100 free (57.15), sophomore Casey Abribat won the 200 IM (2:18.44) and the 200 back (2:19.12), and first-year student Katharina Weidhausser won the 200 free (2:03.29) and the 200 fly (2:20.42).
Junior Chasity Barcomb posted a first place finish off the diving boards, winning the 3 meter with a score of 182.85 and placed second in the 1 meter with a score of 166.10.
The Saints will return to action tomorrow, October 30th, when they host the Nazareth College Golden Flyers. The meet is scheduled to begin at 3:00 in the Augsbury Natatorium.