Newton Breaks Two More Records; Saints Compete in Final Day of States
Feb. 26: The St. Lawrence University men's and women's swimming and diving teams finaled 13 individuals and two relay teams in the final day of the UNYSCSA Championships hosted by Nazareth College. Junior Russ Newton broke two University records in the 1650 free and 1000 free previously set in 1984. He finished seventh in the 1650 free finals.
Also racing in the 1650 free final was senior Jared Pellerin, sophomore Alex Root and first-year student Tad Deatly. Sophomore Jason Dutra and junior Andrew Hayes both advanced in the 200 back where they finished 12th and 14th, respectively. Senior Rob Sibley advanced in the 200 breast and posted a 12th place finish. The relay team of Dutra, Hayes, Newton and senior Russ Newton advanced in the 400 free relay and posted an 11th place finish.
In the women's competition, first-year student Elizabeth Canne and senior Hannah Grimes advanced in the 200 breast where they finished 12th and 13th, respectively. Senior Katy Kozminski advanced in the 100 free, junior Katie Spakowski advanced in the 1650 and junior Brynn Hagen and sophomore Casey Abribat advanced in the 200 back. The relay team of Canne, Abribat, sophomore Maria Anselmi and first-year student Molly Spakowski advanced in the 400 free relay.
Today marked the last day of competition at the UNYSCSA Championships. The Saints women's team finished in eighth place out of 14 teams, totaling 407 points. The men finished eighth out of 13 teams, finishing with 411 points.