Bears swimming and diving teams split at Brockport
Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 11:14 pm

BROCKPORT, N.Y.—The SUNY Potsdam swimming and diving teams split in their first road contest of the season at Brockport Saturday afternoon. The men swam past the Golden Eagles 170-101, while the women fell 166-85.

The Potsdam men's team was led by senior Alexander Taylor and junior Richie Zimmerman, as each recorded three individuals victories. Taylor posted wins in the 1,000 free (10:55.09), 500 free (4:58.94) and the 100 breaststroke (1:01.45). Zimmerman added wins in the 200 free (1:51.42), 200 breaststroke (2:19.62), and the difficult 400 IM (4:28.59). Freshman Tyler Zapisek added two first place finishes in the 50 free (22.75) and 100 free (49.91). Sophomore Dan Costa rounded out the top Potsdam swimmers with a sweep of the 100 back (57.45) and 200 back (2:08.24).

Three women posted top times for the Bears. Sophomore Emily Kanoza closed out the 500 free with a time of 5:47.06. Senior Paige Montroy finished the 100 butterfly in 1:17.76. Sophomore Victoria Blakeslee touched the wall with a time of 5:13.55 in the 400 IM. Kanoza and Blakeslee were joined by teammates Jackie Cunningham and Ghena Binzer to post a time of 1:50.46 in the 200 free relay.

The Bears return to Maxcy Hall Pool as they host the North Country Invitational on Nov. 16-17. The meet is set to start at 4 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday.