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Swimming & Diving
Fields sets school record in 200 butterfly
FREDONIA, N.Y. -- Caitlyn Fields continued her assault on the Fredonia State 200-yard butterfly record with two swims on Saturday at the fourth annual Blue Devil Invitational.
A freshman from Buffalo (Sacred Heart Academy), Fields posted a winning time of 2:19.68 in the finals during the evening session to break her own record set against Allegheny College earlier in the season. She swam 2:21.21 during Saturday morning preliminaries.
Blue Devil divers dominated the women's 1-meter springboard event. Kelly Sponholz (Alden), a junior, re-set her pool record for 11 dives with an NCAA-qualifying 453.60 points. Senior captain Teresa MacInnes (Tonawanda/Kenmore East) also posted an NCAA qualifying score, as did senior Scott Horsington (Churchville/Churchville-Chili) in men's 3-meter springboard diving. Finals in diving were Sunday morning.
Senior captain Brian Ruffles (Angola/Lake Shore) established a pool record in his victory in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:01.77. It was also a personal-best for Ruffles in his specialty. In the men's 200 individual medley, sophomore Mike Seay (Grand Island) was also victorious in 2:02.82. It was Seay's best time of the season.
Other lifetime-bests Saturday by Blue Devil men: freshman Mike Mitchell (Medina) in the 500 freestyle, sophomore Alex Palmquist (Olean) in the 200 backstroke, sophomore Evan Prewitt (Rochester/Rush-Henrietta) in the 100 freestyle; also, freshman Rob Sweeny (Fredonia) posted a SUNYAC qualifying time of :52.47 in the 100 freestyle. Lifetime-bests by the women: senior captain Stacy Krens (Brockport) in the 500 freestyle, junior captain Emily Dizer (Tonawanda/Sweet Home) in the 200 backstroke.
Oswego's Kevin Morgan raised his own pool record in 3-meter diving with 496.35 points, while Oswego swimmer Greg Doyle qualified for three NCAA Championships events while setting pool records in the 50 free, the 100 free, and the 200 free.