Bears split with Saints


POTSDAM, N.Y.—The SUNY Potsdam swimming and diving teams split in their first contest of the New Year against North Country rival St. Lawrence University Saturday afternoon. The men swam past the Saints 145-116, while the women fell 150-102.

The Potsdam men's team was led by senior Alexander Taylor with three individual victories and a relay win. Taylor posted wins in the 1,000 free (10:16.46), 500 free (5:12.59) and the 100 free (51.52). Freshman Tyler Zapisek added two first place finishes in the 200 free (1:53.28) and 100 butterfly (55.93). Sophomore Dan Costa recorded two wins in the 100 back (57.99) and 50 free (23.19). Senior Marcus Domfort touched the wall first in the 200 butterfly (2:15.53) and the 200 IM (2:11.37). Freshman Chris Carlini earned a win in the 100 breast (1:07.60) and junior Jeremy Rose added a victory in the 200 breast (2:27.81). The relay team of Costa, Carlini, Zapisek, and Domfort won the 400 medley relay in 3:52.55. The team of Taylor, Carlini, Zapisek, and sophomore Taylor Vander Plaat earned a victory in the 400 free relay (3:39.21).

Two lady Bears recorded individual victories during the meet. Sophomore Victoria Blakeslee led the Bears with wins in the 1,000 free (11:45.24) and the 500 free (5:42.38). Senior Liz Ringer finished with two first place finishes in the 100 butterfly (1:04.33) and the 200 IM (2:24.73). Blakeslee was joined by teammates Emily Kanoza, Jackie Ranieri, and Paige Montroy to secure the win in the 400 free relay (4:09.50).

The Bears return to Maxcy Hall Pool as they host cross-town rival Clarkson University on Jan. 25. The meet is set to start at 4 p.m.