Women's Swimming and Diving
2003-04 Highlights

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

Team Standings

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 5/100’s 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 Potsdam’s Jennifer Parent. The two traded the lead several times in the last few laps, with Burrows eventually touching out in 11:37.59 to Parent’s 11:37.86. That eclipsed by 13 seconds the previous school mark held by Burrows. Burrows also won the 100-yard backstroke. Gordon’s 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 State’s 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 Alfred’s 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 women’s 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.

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