Natatorium site of final '08 home event
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Weekend preview/home events
FREDONIA, N.Y. -- Six teams are entered in the 2008 Blue Devil Swimming and Diving Invitational, the final home event of the 2008 calendar year.
The Blue Devils as well as teams from Alfred State, Baldwin-Wallace, Oswego, Penn State Behrend, and Pitt-Bradford will compete over three days at the Steele Hall Natatorium -- Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 10:30 a.m. (preliminaries) and 5 p.m. (finals), and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. (preliminaries) and 4 p.m. (finals).
Fredonia State head coach Arthur Wang said the purpose of the meet is twofold -- to see how far his athletes have progressed so far this semester, and to get them ready for championship meets during the second semester.
"We want to see how far we have come entering our 10th week of training," Wang said. "Secondly, this is one of the few opportunities team members have the chance to swim prelims and finals in a weekend meet. This mirrors the format of SUNYAC and NCAA championships. Hopefully, several meet, team and pool records will be broken."