Saints women return to swim team action with win at Potsdam, Dutra, Root lead men
Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 10:22 pm

Elizabeth Canne, Sammi Moffitt and Alana Blackburn all had two individual wins each and were part of the winning 400 medley relay team as St. Lawrence University's women's swimming and diving team returned to dual meet action with a 150-102 win at Potsdam on Saturday while Jason Dutra won the 200 back, scored first in the 100 fly and was second in the 100 back and diver Billy Moran won on both the one meter and three meter boards as the Saint men lost to Potsdam 145-116.

Both Saint teams, the women now 3-2 in duals and the men 0-5, will return to action against St. Michael's College at the Augsbury Pool at 1 p.m. Sunday.Sammi Moffitt was one of four double winners for the Saints Saturday. Photo by Tara Freeman.Sammi Moffitt was one of four double winners for the Saints Saturday. Photo by Tara Freeman.

Canne, Moffitt, Blackburn and leadoff swimmer Casey Abribat won the 400 medley relay in 4:19.66 to start the Saint women off on the right foot, and all four swimmers turned in strong performances throughout the day. Canne won the 400 free in 2:07.65 and the 200 breaststroke in 2:37.91 and had the second best time in the 200 IM with a 2:26.65 time swimming exhibition. Moffitt won the 100 back in 1:032.28 and the 200 back in 2:13.28 while Blackburn won the 50 free in 25.82, and the 100 free in 56.53. Abribat won the 200 fly in 2:23.70 and was second in the 200 back as the Saints swept the top three places in that event. Diver Nikki Jewett won both the one and three meter competitions while Staci Czaja was a winner in the 100 breaststroke in 1:13.42.

Olivia Rettstaff was second in the 1000 free, Nicole Leinders was second in the 200 free, Kathryn Whittum was second in both the 50 and 100 free Carly Berizzi had the second best time in the 100 fly swimming exhibition.

For the Saint men, Dutra swam 2:08.39 to win the 200 back and scored first the a 57.54 time in the 100 fly, he finished second in the 100 back in 58.55 and led off the 400 free relay team which scored first with a time of 3:40.54. He was joined by Luke Peliggi, Grant Reeder and Matt Bauer on the relay team.

Moran won the 1 meter board with a 181.15 score with Bill Groves second and Moran was first with a 191.90 score with Groves second off the three meter board. Alex Root had a busy day, as he scored first in the 500 free, swimming 5:22.10 and was second in the 1000 in 11:03.93, second in the 50 free in 24.28 and second in the 100 free in 54.76. Peliggi scored first in the 200 IM in 2:18.63