Thoroughbreds open season against St. Lawrence

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Skidmore College men's and women's swimming & diving teams hosted St. Lawrence in Saturday's 2011-2012 season opener at Williamson Sports Center.

The men picked up a 183-102 win, while the women suffered a 162-132 loss.

On the men's side, the Thoroughbreds opened with a 1-2 finish in the 200 medley relay as the team of Jesse Adler '14, Nick Sauerbrunn '15, Taylor Best '14 and Logan Jones '15 (1:46.92) edged out Lyle Stephenson '15, Robert Fulton '15, Sam Leibenhaut '12 and Tim Brodsky 2'14 (1:47.58).

Adler also won the 100 back (58.11), 200 IM (2:09.87) and finished second in the 200 back (2:08.10), while Leibenhaut finished first in both the 100 (58.38) and 200 (2:21.69) butterfly and Jones won the 50 (23.33) and 100 (51.46) free. In the 100 breast, Skidmore finished 1-2-3 with Fulton (1:08.39) finishing first, Sauerbrunn (1:09.62) taking second and Andrew Lloyd '12(1:10.76) finishing third. Also picking up wins were Sauerbrunn in the 200 breast (2:24.87) and Peter Quattromani '14 in the 1000 free (10:56.87).

Doug Pilawa '12 won both the 1-Meter (327.05) and 3-Meter (298.85) dives with NCAA qualifying scores.

For the women, Catherine King '15 was a double winner, taking the 50 free (25.26) and 100 free (56.27), while Emily Przysinda '15 won the 1000 free (11:41.40). Carrie Koch '13 won the 500 free (5:42.32) and took second in the 200 free (2:02.99) and Katherine Kelloway '14 took second in the 100 back (1:04.68) and 200 back (2:19.29). Kristen Stearns '13 won both the 1-Meter (204.35) and 3-Meter (206.30) dives and the relay team of King, Kate Lambos '15, Elaine Burns '14 and Koch won the 200 free relay (1:47.36).

The Thoroughbreds host SUNY Potsdam at 1 p.m. next Saturday.

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