Blue Devils sweep Brockport
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Swimming & Diving
BROCKPORT, N.Y. -- Fredonia State men and women were victorious Saturday in a dual meet against Brockport.
The men were led by triple winner senior Mike Seay (Grand Island) and a national provisional qualifying diving performance by senior Christian Torres (Dunkirk) in a 125-98 victory.
The women had triple winners in junior Morgan Reisch (Fairport) and sophomore Juliana Walker (Frewsburg) and double winners in freshmen Emily Ginty (Chenango Forks) and Sarah Ficarro (Owego) as part of a 135-97 win.
It was the end of a busy week for the Blue Devils, which included a return flight from the annual training trip to Florida and a home meet Friday afternoon. "Even though it was cold in Florida this year," head coach Arthur Wang said, "we trained very hard and it's starting to show. We have people just off their best times last year from SUNYACs, and we haven't rested yet. Things are looking real good for us."
Seay's inclusion in the men's 400-yard along with senior Derek Greiner (Angola/Lake Shore), junior Mike Mitchell (Medina, Ohio), and sophomore Zac Parker (Rochester/Brighton) resulted in a victory and one of the quartet's faster times of the season (3:44.67). Seay also touched first in the 200-yard butterfly (2:07.74) and the 200-yard breast stroke (2:19.65).
Reisch teamed with Walker, Ginty, and freshman Stephanie Andrasek (Parma, Ohio/Normandy) for a 4:13.71 victory in the women's 400-yard medley relay. In addition, Reich won the 200-yard freestyle (2:03.8) and the 200-yard backstroke (2:14.55), Walker the 50-yard freestyle (:25.60) and the 200-yard butterfly (2:22.69), and Ginty the 500-yard freestyle (5:36.13). Wang said Reisch's 200 backstroke time "was probably the fastest in-season time" by a Blue Devil women in several seasons, while Walker (200 fly) and Ginty (500 free) had personal-bests.
At the diving well, Torres posted a winning 3-meter springboard score of 291.2 points, which is above the national provisional qualifying standard. As with all provisional qualifying scores, it will be put re-judged by an independent panel of officials viewing the videotape of Saturday's meet. Meanwhile, Ficarro won both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard diving events for women. In doing so, she defeated a past national qualifier from Brockport.
Next up for the Blue Devils is a home meet Jan. 23 vs. Nazareth starting at 1 p.m.