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DATE: Sat., Feb. 10, 2007

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Swimming & Diving

SUNYAC meet comes to a close

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A pair of Devils claimed SUNYAC titles as the conference meet came to a close on Sunday. In addition, two divers provisionally qualified for the NCAA meet.

Sophomore Kelly Sponholz (Alden/Alden) won the one meter diving and was named the Diver of the Meet. She scored a 460.60 in the preliminaries and scored 454.45 in the finals to claim the top spot. Her score also qualified her for the NCAA's.

Junior Teresa MacInnes (Tonawanda/Kenmore East) finished third in the one meter board with a score of 398.25 in the finals.

Senior Cassie Austin (Cuba/Cuba-Rushford) set a school record in the preliminaries, touching in a time of 54.78. She finished seventh in the finals.

Sophomore Emily Dizer (Tonawanda/Sweet Home) set a school mark in the 200 backstroke, also in the preliminaries, finishing in 2:15.70. She was eighth in the finals.

Monica Dunlevy (Batavia/Batavia) set a school record in the 1,000 freestyle. She was credited with a time of 11:03.38, which occurred during the course of the mile event.

For the men, senior diver Scott Horsington (Rochester/Churchville-Chili) broke his own 3-meter springboard record for the second consecutive day. His new mark of 473.75 bested the mark of 472.90 he recorded on Friday. Overall, he finished third in the event and was also a provisional qualifier for the NCAA meet.

Freshman Noor El-Tahawy (Port Washington/Schreiber) was crowned the SUNYAC champion in the 200 butterfly. His time of 1:56.75 was a school record.

Other top performances for the men were seniors Chris Oaks (Macedon/Palmyra-Macedon) and Nathan Peterson (Frewsburg/Frewsburg). They finished fifth and seventh, respectively, in the mile. Oaks turned in a time of 17:17.94, while Peterson touched in 17:18.50.

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