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DATE: Sat., Oct. 29, 2005

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Women's Swimming & Diving

Blue Devils set three school records vs. RIT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Double individual winner Kelly Sponholz set one of the three school records broken by Fredonia State athletes during a dual meet Saturday at Rochester Institute of Technology.

The Blue Devils won the meet, 148-93, avenging a 2-point loss to RIT in 2004-05.

Sponholz (Alden/Alden), a freshman diver competing in her first official collegiate meet, won the 3-meter diving with 218.75 points for six dives. That was better than the previous school record of 216.65 points held by Paula Kaus since 2002.

In addition, Sponholz was a winner off the 1-meter board with a score of 222.60, just a little over four points short of the existing school mark.

Junior Ashley Vogl (Springville/Griffith Institute) also added her name to the Blue Devil individual record board by winning the 200-yard breast stroke in 2:38.44. That bested the 2:40.19 clocking by current teammate Lexie Chapman (Lockport/Lockport), set last season.

While Chapman came out of the record book in one place, her name was added as part of the 200-yard freestyle relay quartet. She, fellow sophomores Stacy Krens (Brockport/Brockport) and Alison Eckert (Eden/Eden), and Vogl were clocked in 1:46.55, over 1 second faster that the previous school mark.

Chapman also won the 500-yard freestyle (5:34.65), while Eckert was victorious in the 200-yard backstroke (2:20.79). Other invididual winners for Fredonia State were junior Cassie Austin (Cuba/Cuba-Rushford) in the 50-yard freestyle (:26.56), and sophomore Lisa Harder (Rochester/Greece Athena) in the 1,000-yard freestyle (11:59.73).

Fredonia State also had the winning 200-yard medley relay (1:57.14) comprised of freshman Emily Dizer (Tonawanda/Sweet Home), Vogl, freshman Elizabeth Mirt (Rochester/Aquinas), and Austin.

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