POTSDAM, N.Y.—The SUNY Potsdam swimming and diving teams hosted Oneonta State, Monroe Community College, and Clarkson University for the North Country Invitational on Nov. 16-17. Oneonta claimed the men and women's team titles, while the Bears' men's and women's teams finished third.
Three Bears led the men's team during the two-day North Country Invite. Senior Alexander Taylor posted a win in the 200 breaststroke (2:13.10) and set a new school record in the grueling 400 IM with a time of 4:17.51. Junior Richie Zimmerman claimed a first place finish in the 200 IM (2:01.45) and swam a time of 1:58.5 in the 200 backstroke, just 0:00.5 seconds (1:58.0) behind Scott Morrell's 1983 record. Freshman Tyler Zapisek posted wins in the 50 free (22.72) and 100 free (49.81). Sophomore Dan Costa joined Taylor, Zapisek, and Zimmerman to earn a first place finish in the 400 free relay in a time of 3:18.30. For the women's team, the group of Paige Montroy, Ghena Binzer, Liz Ringer, and Jackie Cunningham posted a second place finish in the 200 medley relay with a time of 2:00.95.
The Bears are back in the pool on Nov. 30- Dec. 2, when they travel to Fredonia for the Fredonia Invitational.