Women's Swimming and Diving
RELAY TEAM SIXTH ON FINAL DAY
The Fredonia State women finished eighth of nine teams at the SUNYAC Swimming and Diving Championships held over three days.
Their three-day total of 199 team points exceeded their 2003 total (166) at the SUNYAC meet.
A sixth-place finish turned in by the 4-by-400 yard relay team was the highlight of the final day of competition. The team of Katie Gordon, Katherine Langschwager, Cassie Austin and Morgan Burrows was clocked in 3:52.84.
Gordon had the top individual effort of Day Three with a ninth-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly (2:21.59).
On Friday, Gordon finished sixth in the 400-yard individual medley (4:55.82) and swan on the fifth-place 800-yard freestyle relay with Austin, Burrows and Langschwager (8:32.24).
Gordon was also 10th in the 100-yard butterfly (1:03.63), while Burrows was eighth in the 200-yard freestyle (2:04.78).
On the first day of finals Thursday, Fredonia State's improved three spots and set a school record in the finals of the 200-yard freestyle relay.
Seeded eighth following preliminaries, the quartet of Gordon, Langschwager, Austin and Burrows finished fifth overall -- earning 28 team points -- in school-record time of 1:45.08. Their preliminary time was 1:47.76.
Also on Day 1, Burrows finished 13th in the 50-yard freestyle (25.81) and junior Ashley Nosek was sixth in 3-meter diving (282.20 points).Day 1 Results
Day 2 Results
Day 3 Results
Schedule of Events
Jan. 31 at Fredonia -- Morgan Burrows was 4-for-4, Katie Gordon set a school record among her three wins, and Natalie Elzinga qualified for SUNYACS with a record-setting performance Saturday in the Blue Devils' final home meet of the season. Burrows, a junior, was victorious in the 50-yard freestyle (:26.86), the 100-yard freestyle (:57.94), the 1,000-yard freestyle (11:38.81) and was part of the winning 200-yard freestyle relay (1:49.33). Gordon, a junior, joined Burrows, freshman Katherine Langschwager, and freshman Cassie Austin on the winning 200 relay. In addition, Gordon set another record -- and also lost one -- with a 2:40.79 in the 200-yard breaststroke. She also won the 200-yard individual medley (2:25.37). Elzinga, a junior, smashed Gordon's 200-yard backstroke record by three seconds with a SUNYAC-qualifying and meet winning 2:28.23. Oneonta won the team competition. Jamestown Community College also competed.
Jan. 24 at Fredonia -- Katie Gordon broke her own 200-yard butterfly record by three seconds (2:28.02), and the 800-yard freestyle relay team of Morgan Burrows, Cassie Austin, Gordon and Alison Murawski smashed the school mark by 17 seconds (8:41.27).
Jan. 21 at Brockport, N.Y. -- Morgan Burrows was a double winner for the Blue Devils in their 130-104 loss Jan. 21 at Brockport State. Burrows touched first in the 50 freestyle (:26.94) and the 100 butterfly (1:10.98). Other individual event winners among the Blue Devils were Katherine Langschwager in the 1,000 freesyle (12:33.55), Allison Murawski in the 200 freestyle (2:14.63), Katie Gordon in the 100 freestyle (:58.79) and Cassie Austin in the 500 freestyle (5:53.43).
Jan. 17 at Fredonia -- Fredonia State's Katherine Langschwager qualified for SUNYACS by 5/100s of a second in the 1,000 freestyle, finishing with a time of 12:34.95 at the Steele Hall Natatorium as the Blue Devils took on SUNY Geneseo. Geneseo took the team event.
Jan. 13 at Buffalo, N.Y. -- The Fredonia State women defeated Buffalo State, 118-93, to avenge a loss from the 2002-03 season. Natalie Elzinga won the 400-yard individual medley and the 200 backstroke. Her 200 backstroke time of 2:35.11 was good enough to qualify for the SUNYAC meet. Katie Gordon was also a double winner with victories in the 200 butterfly and the 200 backstroke. Ashley Nosek won both diving events unopposed.
Dec. 6 at Fredonia -- Morgan Burrows and Katie Gordon picked up where they left off with record-setting performances Saturday against Potsdam at the Steele Hall Natatorium. The Bears won the team competition, 146-137. Burrows broke her own mark in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a stirring victory over Potsdams Jennifer Parent. The two traded the lead several times in the last few laps, with Burrows eventually touching out in 11:37.59 to Parents 11:37.86. That eclipsed by 13 seconds the previous school mark held by Burrows. Burrows also won the 100-yard backstroke. Gordons 2:31.59 in the 200-yard butterfly toppled the previous record held by Kathryn Monti. Gordon also won the 200-yard breaststroke, while Cassie Austin was victorious in the 100-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle. Gordon, Austin, Burrows and Katherine Langschwager combined for a school-record clocking of 4:45.89 in the 400-yard medley relay. Ashley Nosek was uncontested in 3-meter diving and earned nine first-place points with a score of 191.65.
Nov. 18 at Fredonia -- Morgan Burrows again lowered her school record in the 50-freestyle during a non-conference meet Tuesday against Alfred University. Cassie Austin also broke a school record for the Blue Devils. Alfred won the team competition, 143-90. Burrows finished second in the 50-yard freestyle, but her time of 26.48 seconds improved on her previous school mark. She also won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:08.09. Austin was third in the 1,650-yard freestyle in school-record time of 20:38.14. Katie Gordon and Ashley Nosek were Fredonia States other individual winners. Gordon was victorious in the 100-yard breast stroke (1:17.76), while Nosek outscored three Alfred divers off the 1-meter board (184.85 points). She finished second in the 3-meter competition, 1.65 points behind Alfreds Erin Collins.
Nov. 15 at Fredonia -- Katie Gordon smashed her own school record in the 200-yard breast stroke by 18 seconds (1:16.42) and won the 100-yard freestyle in :58.68 seconds. Morgan Burrows established school records in the 1,000-yard freestyle and the 50-yard freestyle (:26.69). In addition, diver Ashley Nosek won the 1-meter (169.15 points) and the 3-meter (184.90 points) competitions and Cassie Austin qualified for the SUNYAC meet in the 500-yard freestyle (5:57.93). The winning 200-yard freestyle relay team of Austin, Natalie Elzinga, Katherine Langschwager and Burrows was timed in 4:05.29.
Nov. 14 at Fredonia -- Morgan Burrows was part of three Fredonia State records in the first home meet of the season. The Blue Devils defeated Mercyhurst North East, 119-77, and Penn State Behrend, 118-88, in the triangular meet at the Steele Hall Natatorium. Burrows set a school and pool record in the 200-yard freestyle (winning time of 2:08.83), lowered her own record in the 500-yard freestyle (5:43.94) and teamed with Katie Gordon, Katherine Langschwager and Cassie Austin to set a school and pool record in the 200-yard freestyle relay (winning time of 1:48.16). In addition, Ashley Nosek won both diving events -- 1-meter (188.95 points) and 3-meter (170.15 points) -- and qualified for the SUNYAC Championships in both. Cassie Austin won the 100-yard freestyle (:58.54) and was second in the 200-yard individual medley (2:29.80) with SUNYAC qualifying times. Gordon also qualified in two events: the 50-yard freestyle (:27.14) and the 100-yard butterfly (1:06.13).
Nov. 1, Geneseo Invitational -- Four women's school records fell at the season-opening meet. Morgan Burrows qualified for SUNYACs in three events. She was third in the 500-yard freestyle (5:49.84), fifth in the 200 free (2:11.77) and sixth in the 1,000 free (12:02.64). Her times in the 500 and the 1,000 were new school records. The other SUNYAC qualifier was junior Kathryn Gordon for her 1:00.04 clocking in the 100 freestyle. She was fifth in the race. Burrows and Gordon swam the lead and anchor legs, respectively, on the Fredonia State womens 400-yard freestyle quartet, which finished third in school-record time of 4:02.96. A pair of freshmen, Cassie Austin and Katherine Langschwager swam the middle legs. The fourth school record was clocked in the 200-yard medley relay. Gordon, Austin, freshman Karen Ham and Burrows were timed in 2:10.83.