AU women’s swimming and diving team sweeps tri-meet; Saxon men’s team handles host Pitt-Bradford
BRADFORD, PA -- The Alfred University women’s swimming and diving team swept Pitt-Bradford and Franciscan University at a Pitt-Bradford-hosted tri-meet Saturday afternoon. The AU men competed only against Pitt-Bradford and defeated the host team.
The AU women earned two dual meet wins to improve to 4-3 on the season. AU defeated Pitt-Bradford, 63-31. No score was provided for the Saxons’ win over Franciscan.
The Lady Saxons got individual race victories from senior Shelby Remington (Pike, NY/Letchworth), in the 1,000 freestyle (11:46.79); freshman Carly Watson (Hyde Park, NY/FDR), in the 200 free (2:02.76) and 500 free (5:27.07); freshman Kelsey McRill (Solon, OH/Solon), in the 50 free (25.49); sophomore Chrissy Behr (Manahawkin, NJ/Southern Regional), in the 200 individual medley (2:22.57) and 100 fly (1:05.22); and freshman Emma Gromelski (Clarks Summit, PA/Abington Heights), in the 100 free (1:03.15).
All of the AU women’s individual race wins came as first-place finishes in both dual meets. The 400 medley relay team of Behr, McRill, Watson and Gromelski took first against Franciscan with a time of 4:23.96, but finished second to Pitt-Bradford.
The AU men competed only against Pitt-Bradford because Franciscan does not have a men’s team. Alfred defeated Pitt-Bradford by a score of 124-81 to improve its dual-meet record to 4-1.
The Saxons men received individual race wins from sophomore Zac Toth (Lockport, NY/Starpoint), in the 200 free (1:50.10) and 100 fly (55.03); sophomore David Coombes (Dansville, NY/Dansville), in the 50 free (22.61) and 100 backstroke (57.45); junior Peter Sowinski (Akron, NY/Akron), in the 100 free (49.70); and freshman Dustin Whyte (Wrentham, MA/King Philip Regional), in the 500 free (5:07.93).
Junior Jake Giglio (Hornell, NY/Hornell), freshman Cian Richardson (Woodacre, CA/Sir Francis Drake), sophomore Dan Hamilton (Rochester, NY/Eastridge) and sophomore Joe Rogers (Dublin, NH) won the 400 free relay (3:32.91).
The AU men’s and women’s teams are in action next on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m. at home against Hartwick.
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