Men and women's swimming and diving suffer loss to RPI

Posted by Skidmore Athletics  

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - The Skidmore College men's and women's swimming & diving teams hosted RPI on, Saturday, Jan. 28, in their final home dual meet of the season.


Despite a vigorous effort, the Thoroughbreds could not keep up with RPI as the women suffered a 178-109 loss and the men fell 180-102.


Leading the men's diving team was Doug Pilawa '12, who won the 1-meter (314.76) and 3-meter (369.68), recording NCAA qualifying scores in both times as well as breaking his own college record in the 3-meter for the second consecutive week.  To complete Skidmore's sweep in the diving events was Kristen Stearns '13, who won for the women the 1-meter (200.36) and the 3-meter (209.33).


For the women' s swimming team, Catherine King '15 won the 50 Free (25.68) and 100 Free (57.13),and took third in the 200 Free (2:05.88). Carrie Koch '13  took first in the 1000 Free (11:22.50) and placed second in the 200 Free (2:03.60) and 500 Free (5:36.71). Elaine Burns '12 placed second in the 50 Free (26.41), setting a new personal record.


On the men's side, Nick Sauerbrunn '15 won the 500 Free (5:14.26) and took second in the 200 Free (1:56.13). Tim Brodsky '14 had a pair of second place finishes in the 50 Free (23.62) and 100 Free (51.91) and Lyle Stephenson '15 finished second in the 200 Back (2:08.93).


The women host the Skidmore Invitational at 1 p.m. next Saturday, and the men travel to Vassar on, Feb. 11,  for the Vassar Invite.

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