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Swimming & Diving
Reisch, Palmquist third at SUNYAC meet
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Fredonia State had a pair of third-place finishes on the second day of the SUNYAC Swimming and Diving Championships. In addition, eight school records were set.
On the women's side, freshman Caitlyn Fields (Buffalo/Sacred Heart) set a school record in the 100-yard butterfly with a third-place time of 1:00.49. Other new school marks were set by Emily Dizer (Tonawanda/Sweet Home) during the consolation final of the 100-yard backstroke (1:01.67), freshman Morgan Reisch (Fairport) during preliminaries of the 200-yard freestyle (1:59.50), and sophomore Leiya Pujals (Kings Park) during prelims of the 100-yard breast stroke (1:10.78).
The fourth-place 800-yard freestyle relay of Reisch, Fields, sophomore Monica Dunlevy (Batavia), and sophomore Mandy Nelson (Frewsburg) set a school record of 8:08.11, while the women's 200-yard medley relay quartet of Dizer, sophomore Taylor Kelly (Wading River/Shoreham-Wading River), Fields, and freshman Jenna Stelmach (Hamburg/Frontier) set a new school mark during a timed trial (1:53.70).
In 1-meter diving preliminaries, junior Kelly Sponholz (Alden) was first and senior Teresa MacInnes (Tonawanda/Kenmore East) second following Friday preliminaries. They will re-dive the voluntaries during finals Saturday. Sponholz will be looking for her third straight 1-meter SUNYAC title and her sixth conference title overall.
On the men's side, sophomore Al Palmquist (Olean) finished third in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of :53.98. His preliminary time of :53.68 established a new school record. In addition, the 200-medley relay time of Palmquist, senior Brian Ruffles (Angola/Lake Shore), sophomore Mike Seay (Grand Island), and sophomore Evan Prewitt (Rochester/Rush-Henrietta) of 1:38.36 lowered the school record. The quartet finished fourth.
Ruffles finished sixth in the 100-yard breast stroke.
In 3-meter springboard optionals, senior Scott Horsington (Churchville/Churchville-Chili) is second and sophomore Christian Torres (Dunkirk) seventh after preliminaries. Finals are Saturday.