Bears sweep Golden Knights


POTSDAM, N.Y. – The SUNY Potsdam swimming and diving teams swept North Country rival Clarkson University Friday night. The men edged the Golden Knights 149.5-144.5, while the women claimed the 133-121 victory.

The Potsdam men's team was led by senior Alexander Taylor and junior Richie Zimmerman with three individual victories a piece. Taylor claimed wins in the 1,000 free (10:33.57), 500 free (5:01.15) and the 100 breaststroke (1:00.19). Zimmerman posted victories in the 200 free (1:50.71), 200 breaststroke (2:20.12), and 200 IM (2:02.94). Sophomore Dan Costa secured two first place finishes in the 100 back (57.08) and 200 back (2:04.12). Senior Jeff Scarano won in 1 meter diving with a score of 144.38. Senior Will Dawson earned a victory in 3 meter diving with a score of 137.32.

The women's team had help from a host of Bears to secure the win. Sophomore Victoria Blakeslee touched the wall first in the 1,000 free (11:51.65) and the 200 back (2:24.98). Senior Liz Ringer closed out the meet with wins in the 50 free (26.70) and 100 butterfly (1:05.14). Junior Ghena Binzer finished first in the 100 breaststroke (1:14.41) and 200 breaststroke (2:42.35). Senior Paige Montroy added an individual win in the 100 back (1:06.99). Montroy, Binzer, Kylie Barr, and Emily Kanoza teamed up to win the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:58.75. Ringer, Montroy, Blakeslee, and Kanoza added another victory in the 200 free relay (1:46.42).

The Bears hit the road tomorrow when they travel to St. Michaels College. The meet is set to start at 1 p.m.