Swimming and diving splits with Lafayette
Jan. 18, 2012
Easton, Pa. - The Stony Brook swimming and diving teams earned a split against Lafayette on Wednesday, winning 169.5-127.5 on the women's side and falling 150-141 on the men's side.
Sophomore Allison Zelnick (Troy, Ohio) led the Seawolves with three first-place finishes on the day with wins in the 50 free, 100 free and 200 free. Stony Brook also dominated on the diving boards as junior Molly Swartz (Grass Valley, Calif.) and freshman Kyle Gannon (North Babylon, N.Y.) secured maximum points on both the one-meter and three-meter platforms. Gannon set two personal bests with a 210.23 on the one-meter board and a 279.53 on the three-meter board, while Swartz notched a season-high score of 214.73 on the one-meter board as well.
Senior Taylor Crosby (Port Monmouth, N.J.) also recorded a season-best time in the 400 IM with a mark of 4:50.22 to take first place. Classmate Darcy Heuser (Centerville, Ohio) added a pair of top finishes in the 1650 free (18:23.11) and 500 free (5:05.98) as well. Other top-finishers on the women's side included junior Julie Policht (Toronto, Ontario) in the 200 butterfly, senior Deirdre Leong (Forest Hills, N.Y.) in the 200 back and senior Stephanie Gross (Fairport, N.Y.) in the 100 fly.
On the men's side, senior Sean Conway (Oakdale, N.Y.) had a strong afternoon with first-place finishes in the 100 free (48.04) and 200 free (1:45.34). Fellow senior Daniel Kim (Douglaston, N.Y.) matched Conway with a pair of top results, touching first in the 200 back (1:59.88) and 400 IM (4:17.88). Senior Ed McIntyre (Laurel, N.Y.) added another first-place result in the 50 free with a mark of 22.54.
Stony Brook returns to the pool on Saturday against Bryant at 1 p.m. in the final competition at Pritchard Pool as the natatorium is scheduled to undergo renovations in the fall. Prior to the meet, the Seawolves will honor their seniors, who will be swimming in their final home competition. After the conclusion of the meet, Stony Brook will host an open swim from 4-6 p.m., during which time there will also be a light reception in the lobby.
Click here for more information about the last swim at Pritchard.