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Seay among high seeds in 5 SUNYAC events

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CONTACT: Jerry Reilly,
Sports Information Director

DATE: Tues., Feb. 9, 2010


Swimming & Diving 


FREDONIA, N.Y. -- For proof of the versatility of Fredonia State's Mike Seay (Grand Island), you need look no further than the psyche sheets for the 2010 SUNYAC Swimming and Diving championships.

Seay, a senior, is the sixth seed or better in five individual events on the eve of the championships, which open Wednesday and run through Saturday at Erie Community College's Burt Flickinger Center in downtown Buffalo.

He's No. 2 in the men's 200-yard individual medley, .32 seconds behind the pre-meet leader; third-seed in the 100-yard butterfly, and the 100-yard breast stroke; and a No. 6 in the 400-yard individual medley, and the 200-yard breast stroke. He will be able to able to choose up to three events, plus relays, in which to compete.

The next-highest seed among the Blue Devil men is senior diver Christian Torres (Dunkirk), a No. 3 in 3-meter springboard diving, while sophomore Shane Ammering (Canandaigua) is No. 8 off the 3-meter board. Mike Mitchell (Medina, Ohio), a junior, is No. 7 in the 1,650-yard freestyle and No. 8 in the 200-yard breast stroke. The men's 200-yard freestyle seeds are unavailable.

The top women's seeds are sophomore Juliana Walker (Frewsburg) and freshman Sarah Ficarro (Owego). Walker is second in the 100-yard butterfly, 1.18 seconds off the pre-meet leader's best time. She's also eighth in the 100-yard freestyle. Ficarro is second in 1-meter springboard diving, 45.17 points off the No. 1 seed, and is fifth off the 3-meter board.

Other top-eight seeds among the Blue Devil women are senior diver Heather Robin (Dansville), No. 3 in the 3-meter and No. 6 in the 1-meter; junior Morgan Reisch (Fairport), No. 5 in the 100-yard backstroke and No. 6 in the 200 backstroke; freshman Stephanie Andrasek (Parma, Ohio/Normandy), No. 5 in the 200-yard individual medley and No. 7 in the 100-yard breast stroke; freshman Elizabeth Schake (Churchville/Churchville-Chili), No. 6 in the 50-yard freestyle; freshman Emily Ginty (Chenango Forks), No. 8 in the 200-yard backstroke; and senior Mandy Nelson (Frewsburg), No. 8 in the 1,650-yard freestyle.

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