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Carlson off to quick start
Monday, October 10, 2016

Carlson off to quick start

Ben Chatley (photo by Ron Szot).

Arron Carlson swept both diving events and provisionally qualified for the zone meet as the Fredonia men's swimming and diving team opened its 2016-17 season playing host to Niagara University.

Carlson took the 3-meter board by a score of 295.35, while Jake Storms finished third with a 239.10. Carlson also took the 1-meter board with a 305.70.

The only other Blue Devil to claim a first against the Division I Purple Eagles was Jake Favret who won the 100-yard breast stroke in a time of 1:00.36. He also finished second in the 50-yard freestyle in 23.07.

Fredonia claimed three other individual seconds: Bill Bradley (Dunkirk/Dunkirk) in the 100-yard butterfly in 54.90; Graham Jones in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:14.13; and Troy Lubanski in the backstroke in a time of 56.04.

The 200 medley relay team finished second in 1:39.30, just 0.65 seconds off the winning pace. Lubanski, Favret, Bradley and Pat Woods made up the quartet.

The 200 free relay team also finished second in 1:31.17. Liam Jones, Graham Jones, Woods and Bradley competed in that race.

Niagara claimed the team victory, 139-99.

The team is off until Saturday, Oct. 22 when they play host to Ithaca College.

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