Telesca and Brown Sweep Sprint Freestyle Events for Knights Against Utica
Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 10:24 pm

Potsdam, NY - Seniors Jillian Brown (Kenmore, NY) and Kimberlee Stillittano (Binghamton, NY) and junior Abby Luber (Camillus, NY) each won a pair of events for the Clarkson University Swim team as the Golden Knights cruised to a pair of dual meet victories against Utica College on Saturday afternoon at Fuller Pool.

The Golden Knights' men claimed a 125-37 victory over the Pioneers and the women won 117-93.Tyler Nichols won two events for Clarkson against Utica College on Saturday.Tyler Nichols won two events for Clarkson against Utica College on Saturday.

For the men, Paul Telesca (Liverpool, NY) won the 50 freestyle (24.89 seconds) and 100 freestyle (55.34), and junior Tyler Nichols (Spencerport, NY) also won a pair of events, including the 100 backstroke (1:05.24) and the 100 breaststroke (1:14.58), but his time in the latter event was counted purely as an exhibition. The same went for freshman Sam Zagrobelny (East Aurora, NY), who won the 100 butterfly (1:03.01) and 400 freestyle (4:35.48), with the freestyle race coming as an exhibition.

Also claiming victories for the Knights were Sean Parnett (Clifton Park, NY) in the 800 freestyle (9:20.67), Ray Bailey (Galway, NY) in the 200 freestyle (2:09.44) and Chris Plummer (Spencerport, NY) in the 200 individual medley (2:29.23). Clarkson's 400 medley relay team also took first as a non-exhibition, with Nichols, Plummer, Nick Short (Endwell, NY) and Telesca leading the way in 4:16.49.

On the women's side, Brown won the 100 freestyle (1:04.98) and 200 freestyle (2:23.55) events and Luber claimed the top spot in the 50 freestyle (31.47) and the 200 backstroke (1:19.53). Stillittano won a pair of specialty events, taking first in the 100 butterfly (1:17.60) and the 200 individual medley (2:45.04). Also winning individual events were Colleen Daly (Manlius, NY) in the 800 freestyle (10:40.46) and Kelly Mulvehill (Penfield, NY) in the 400 freestyle (5:10.83).