RIT edges Saint Women, tops men in dual swim meets
Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 11:08 pm

St. Lawrence University's women's swim team took its dual meet against the Rochester Institute of Technology down to the final event before sustaining a one-point loss while Tad Deatly was a double winner in distance freestyle races as the Saint men also fell at RIT on Saturday.

Deatly won the 500 free in 5:16.30 and the 1000 free in 10:55.26, but RIT dominated a thin Saint men's team in a 131-66 win. RIT picked up 23 points on the Saints in diving and won the 400 free relay to edge SLU 118-117 in the women's meet.

Senior Casey Abribat had another big day for the Saint women, leading off the winning 400 medley relay, taking the 200 IM in 2:17.77 and winning the 200 fly in 2:19.21. Olivia Rettstatt duplicated Deatly's distance double, taking the 1000 free in 11:31.88 and the 500 in 5:38.51.

Abribat was joined on the 400 medley relay team by Zinnia Smith, Sammi Moffitt and Alana Blackburn and they combined for a time of 4:19.02. Moffitt won the 200 back in 2:13.06 while Blackburn was second in both the 50 and 100 freestyle and Smith was second in the 200 breaststroke.

Elizabeth Canne won the 200 breast in 2:38.24 for the Saints and added a second in the 200 free while Nicole Leinders was third in the 200 fly, Caroline Winslow third in the 500 free and Nikki Jewett was third in the one meter diving.

Jason Dutra joined Deatly on the winners platform for the Saint men, taking the 200 IM in 2:056.52 and adding a second in the 200 back. Deatly added a third in the 200 fly to his two wins and Matt Bauer scored first in the 100 breaststroke and the team of Grant Reeder, Ryan Karklin, Bauder and Dutra scored first in the 400 free relay as RIT swam exhibition in those events.

Both the Saint men and women will return to action at the Liberty League Championships on Nov. 30.