Thoroughbred Swimming sweeps Potsdam

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Skidmore College men's and women's swimming and diving teams picked up wins over Potsdam, Saturday afternoon at the Williamson Sports Center. The women won 134-92, while the men won a close one, 118-109.

On the women's side, Sarah Shaw '12 won the 1000 Free (11:27.99) with Emily Przysinda '15 finishing second (12:00.41). Carrie Koch '13 won both the 200 (2:03.00) and 500 Freestyle (5:37.91) and Catherine King '15 continued to dominate sprint freestyle, touching first in both the 50 Free (25.30) and 100 Free (55.25).

Katherine Kelloway '14 was also a double-winner, winning both the 200 Individual Medley (2:19.21) and 100 Backstroke (1:04.72). Kristin Stearns '13 and Krista Pelton '14 swept diving. Stearns scored 217.80 on 1 Meter and 239.78 on 3 Meter, while Pelton scored 183.23 on 1 Meter and 194.25 on 3 Meter.

In the men's meet, the Thoroughbreds came away with key victories in the 200 Medley and 200 Free relays. Jesse Adler '13, Nick Sauerbrunn '15, Sam Leibenhaut '12 and Tim Brodsky '15 combined to win the medley relay in 1:46.92. Down by 3 points going into the free relay, the men combined to go 1-2, assuring the team victory. Taylor Best '14, Robert Fulton '15, Greg Amoresano '13 and Andrew Becker '13 touched first 1:37.03, while the team of Lyle Stephenson '15, Leibenhaut, Peter Quattromani '14 and Andrew Lloyd '12 finished second in 1:38.93.

The men's team swept the 50 Freestyle, with Brodsky (23.86) first, followed by Fulton (24.65) and Becker (24.69), and finished 2-3-4 in the 100 Freestyle. Brodsky was second (52.53), Best third (52.87) followed by Amoresano (54.38). Adler won the 100 Backstroke (57.99), and touched second in the 200 Individual Medley (2:09.47).

Diver Doug Pilawa '12 had an outstanding meet, winning both boards, earning NCAA qualifying scores and breaking his own school records in each event. Pilawa scored 333.38 on 1 Meter and 358.13 on 3 Meter.

Important points were earned by Quattromani, finishing second in both the 1000 Free (10:57.78) and 500 Freestyle (5:17.79); Sauerbrunn, second in the 200 Free (1:56.07); and Fulton, second in the 100 Breaststroke (1:07.75). 

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