Knights swim team drop dual meet to Lakers
Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 9:46 pm

Potsdam, NY - Junior Al Catano (Ronkonkoma, NY) had two more first-place showings for the Clarkson University Swimming team, but the Golden Knights came up short in a dual meet to Oswego State Saturday afternoon at Fuller Pool.

The Golden Knights' men fell 127-110, while the women dropped their meet 112-68. Clarkson will travel to face St. Michael's next Saturday for their third dual meet in nine days.

Catano once again faired well in the freestyle events, winning the 100 free in 56.40 seconds and the 200 free in 2:04.15. The junior nearly made it a trifecta, but ended in second place in the 100 backstroke. Three other Clarkson male swimmers earned first-place times in their individual events. Sophomore Nick Short (Endwell, NY) won the 200 individual medley in 2:23.06 and classmate Sam Zagrobelny (East Aurora, NY) took the 100 butterfly 1:02.19. Junior Kyle Hancock (Essex, VT) won his first event with the Golden Knights, taking the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:10.08, narrowly beating out teammate Jon Ketcham (East Aurora, NY) by three-hundredths of a second.

Clarkson's men also won the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:54.30 thanks to Tyler Nichols (Spencerport, NY), Ketcham, Short, and Zagrobelny. The women repeated the effort in 2:23.61 as the team of Molly Kelso (Exeter, NH), Kelly Ludeke (Burnt Hills, NY), Jaclyn Yeaton (Merrimack, NH) and Deonna Coleman (Derby, NY) claimed the top honor. Ludeke was later the top point earner in the 100 breaststroke, as was senior Katrina Smith (Ballston Spa, NY) in the 400 freestyle.