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DATE: Sun., Dec. 2, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Swimming & Diving

More records fall

FREDONIA, N.Y. -- The Fredonia State swimming and diving teams concluded the Blue Devil Invite on Sunday with impressive results and strong individual and team performances.

Junior diver Kelly Sponholz (Alden) had one of her finest days as a Blue Devil. In the 3-meter board, 11-dive event, she totaled a score of 500.00, which was not only a pool, meet, and team record, but also the SUNYAC record. In addition, the score was an NCAA qualifying mark.

Junior Emily Dizer (Tonawanda/Sweet Home) made her mark in the 100-yard backstroke, touching in a pool and meet record of 1:02.89. The previous pool record was held by last year's NCAA Champion.

Sophomore Alex Palmquist (Olean) won the 100-yard backstroke with a new pool record in :54.32.

The Devils had season-best performances in the 400-yard freestyle relay for both men and women, who each placed second. The women recorded a time of 3:51.44. The foursome consisted of Jenna Stelmach (Hamburg/Frontier), Caitlyn Fields (Buffalo/Sacred Heart), Mandy Nelson (Frewsburg), and Morgan Reisch (Fairport).

For the men, the quartet of Derek Greiner (Angola/Lake Shore), Mike Seay (Grand Island), Brent Davis (Albion) and Evan Prewitt (Rochester/Rush-Henrietta) placed second in a time of 3:19.65.

At the conclusion of the three-day event, head coach Arthur Wang liked the direction his team was headed. "This was the most enjoyable meet in my tenure. The coaching staff and I are extremely happy with the effort, work ethic and sense of team the swimmers and divers display. It has been a culmination of five years of hard work. Itís an indication that the program is gaining momentum."

Progress against SUNYAC rival and reigning women's conference champion Oswego was also noted. "Since the reincarnation of the program six years ago, this is the first time Fredonia State has beaten Oswego on the menís side. The women placed a close second to the Lakers," said Wang.

The order of finish for the women was: Oswego (993), Fredonia State (897), Monroe Community College (457), Penn State Behrend (372), Baldwin-Wallace (326), and Pitt-Bradford (55).

The team standings for the men were: Penn State Behrend (789), Baldwin-Wallace (752.50), Fredonia State (722), Oswego (664.50), Monroe Community College (236), and Pitt-Bradford (181).

The teams' final meet of the semester is 1 p.m. Saturday at Baldwin Wallace.

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