Bears swim teams compete at Hamilton Invitational
CLINTON, N.Y.- The SUNY Potsdam men's and women's swimming and diving teams competed at the two-day Hamilton Invitational over the weekend. The host, Hamilton College, took the women's side with a score of 736, while Trinity College finished first on the men's side with a score of 693. The Bears' men finished 7th, while the women took the 8th place spot.
Sophomore Samantha Coombs (Jamesville, N.Y./Jamesville-Dewitt) led Potsdam with two first place finishes in two freestyle events. She touched the wall first in the 50 yard with a time of 25.73 and in the 100 yard at 55.28. Senior Colleen Fraser (Oswego, N.Y./Oswego) placed second in the 200 Breaststroke (2:33.73), while freshman Ryan Hagadorn (Syracuse, N.Y./West Genesee) matched her finish in the 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1:00.68. Fraser and Hagadorn each grabbed another top five finish in the 100 Breaststroke (1:12.02) and the 200 Breaststroke (2:19.83), respectively. A relay team of sophomore Iris Curtis (Lewiston, N.Y./Niagara Wheatfield), sophomore Allison Medley (Watertown, N.Y./Watertown), senior Emily Gulitti (Kingston, N.Y./Kingston) and Coombs competed in the 200 Medley Relay for a fifth place finish with a time of 1:58.14. In the diving events, freshman Chris Kruimer (Harrington Park, N.J./Northern Valley Regional) represented the Bears with a third and fourth place finish in the 3-meter dive with a score of 391.65 and in the 1-meter dive with a score of 376.00, respectively.Potsdam is off until Jan. 13th when the Bears host Saint Michael's at 1 p.m.