Bears swimming and diving team splits with Clarkson
Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 8:33 am

The Potsdam swimming and diving teams took the light travel route around the corner from campus over to Clarkson University and picked up a split in a dual meet with the Golden Knights.

The women won 167-101 while the men fell 163-115. It marks the fourth time this season that the Bears have split a pair in dual meet competition.

The Potsdam women won the 200-meter medley relay with a time of 2:14.60. The team consisted of junior Emily Kanoza (Syracuse, N.Y. / West Genesee), senior Ghena Binzer (Baldwinsville, N.Y. / C.W. Baker), junior Victoria Blakeslee (Gloversville, N.Y. / Gloversville) and freshman Jennifer Yeager (Greene, N.Y . / Greene).

Yeager was a double winner as she swam to a win in the 100 freestyle in 1:04.63.

Freshman Kristin Canjura (Wilton, N.Y. / Saratoga Springs) took the 800-meter freestyle in 10:10.01 as well as the 400 freestyle in 4:54.41, freshman Stephanie Havens (Oneonta, N.Y. / Oneonta) won the 200 freestyle (2:24.36), Binzer earned first place in the 100 breaststroke (1:22.82).

Fresh off her three event wins from six days earlier, senior Laurissa Coombs (Port Jefferson, N.Y. / Ward Melville) followed that up by taking the 200 butterfly in 2:44.63. Kira Wood was victorious in the 50 freestyle (30.13), freshman Heather Lian (Hopewell, N.Y. / John Jay) picked up a win in the 1-meter diving event with a score of 227.15 points.

Sophomore Tyler Zapisek (Syracuse, N.Y. / West Genesee) won the men's 50 freestyle (25.01) and 100 freestyle (56.22), freshman Tim Knapp (Newark, N.Y. / Newark) picked up a win in the 1-meter diving event with 247.20 points. Richard Zimmerman won the 200 breaststroke in 2:32.31 and the 200 individual medley in 2:20.78.

The men's 200 relay team of Daniel Costa, Ricky Blackburn, Zapisek and Zimmerman was first with a time of 1:41.72.

Potsdam will host Saint Michael's Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. from Maxcy Hall Pool in a dual meet.