Saint women, men swim team conclude dual schedule with wins at Utica
Sammi Moffitt won two events and led off the winning medley relay team to help the St. Lawrence University women's swimming and diving team complete its dual meet season with 140-75 win at Utica while Matt Bauer and diver Billy Moran were double winners for the Saint men which won their second dual meet in the last three tries, 112-85.
The Saint women compete the dual meet portion of the schedule with a 5-3 record while the men finish 2-6 in dual competition.Moffitt joined Stacy Czaja, Carli Berizzi and Kathryn Whittum on the winning medley relay team which won in 1:58.28. She came back to win the 100 free in 57.45 and the 200 IM in 2:20.86 leading a Saint sweep in that event as Molly Sneden finished second and Zinnia Smith was third. Alana Blackburn was the other Saint double winner, taking the 50 free in 25.93 and the 100 fly un 1:02.94.
The Saints also went one-two-three in the 200 free as Olivia Rettstett won in 2:07.24 with Whittum second and Katharina Wiedhauser third and in the 100 back with Courtney Goodrich winning in 1:08.01 with Berizzi second and Alexis Williams third.
Other Saint winners in the women's meet Caitlin Wiederich in the 1000 free in 11:58.41 with Molly Spakowski second; Caroline Winslow in the 500 free in 5:43.55 and diver Nicole Jewett who won the short program competition in the one meter board and was second in the long program diving. The Saint 4x200 relay of Casey Abrirbat, Berizzi, Jane Moreau and Nicole Lienders swam 1:49.94 as an exhibition team in the final race of the day.
For the men , Bauer won the 200 IM in 2:19.60, the 500 free in 5:31.561 and was second in the 1000 free to teammate Alex Root, who won in 11:32.47. Root added a second in the 100 free and joined Grant Reeder, Luke Peleggi and Jason Dutra on the 200 free relay which won in 1:37.43. Moran took both diving competitions with Bill Groves second in the short program. Dutra won the 100 fly in 57.09.
Reeder was second in the 100 back, Ryan Karklin was second in the 200 and 500 free and Peleggi was second in the 100 breaststroke.
Both the men's and women's teams resume competition at the state championship meet which starts Feb. 20.