Four records broken at SUNYAC's Friday session
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Swimming & Diving
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Four new Fredonia State swimming records were set Friday at the SUNYAC championship meet.
On the women's side, new 200-yard medley relay and 100-yard backstroke marks were set. The same two men's events also produced school records.
The women's 200 medley quartet of senior Emily Dizer (Tonawanda/Sweet Home), junior Taylor Kelly (Wading River/Shoreham-Wading River), freshman Juliana Walker (Frewsburg), and freshman Renee Solly (Lockport) were clocked in 1:49.92 to finish fourth in the event.
Meanwhile, sophomore Morgan Reisch (Fairport) was sixth in the 100-yard backstroke. Her preliminary time of 1:01.03 set the school record.
Also on the women's side, Walker finished fourth in the 100-yard butterfly after qualifying in 59.14 seconds, Dizer won the 100-yard backstroke consolation final in 1:01.30, and the 800-yard freestyle relay of Reisch, junior Mandy Nelson (Frewsburg), Solly, and freshman Penny Robin (Dansville) finished fifth in 8:12.49.
The men's 200 medley record went to the foursome of senior Al Palmquist (Olean), junior Mike Seay (Grand Island), freshman Zac Parker (Rochester/Brighton), and junior Evan Prewitt (Rochester/Rush-Henrietta) with a fourth-place time of 1:37.17.
Palmquist claimed his second record of the night in the 100-yard backstroke. He finished third in a time of 53.04 seconds.
The Blue Devils received eighth-place points from Parker in the 100-yard butterfly in :54.14, and from Seay in the 100-yard breast stroke in 1:01.33. In addition, sophomore Mike Mitchell (Medina, Ohio) won the "B" final of 400-yard individual medley in 4:22.11.
In the team standings, the Blue Devil women are fifth and the men fourth heading into the fourth and final day of the meet Saturday.