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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:32 am

GNAC Swimming & Diving Championship: Day One Recap


12/6/14 – GNAC Swimming & Diving Championship: Day One Recap
BOSTON, Mass. – Saint Joseph’s College finished the first day of the 2014 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships, hosted by Simmons College, in third place with 46 team points. The SJC men’s team currently sits in fourth place with 60 points.

Sophomore Lauren Halvorsen (South Portland, Maine) placed fifth in the 500-Free (5:51.85) while second-year Lauren Prue (Glenburn, Maine) was fifth in the 200-IM (2:37.88), less than a second ahead of junior teammate Alexandra Krasco (Melrose, Mass.), who was sixth with a 2:38.69 effort. Krasco also placed fifth in the 100-Fly (1:17.78) later in the day.

Sophomore Danielle Charette (Westfield, Mass.) finished sixth in the 50-Fly (30.76) and the 400-Medley Relay quintet of Charette, Prue, Krasco and Brooke Huberdeau (North Andover, Mass.) placed third with a 4:49.31 time in the final event of the day.
Through 20 events, Simmons College – which has won 12 of the last 13 GNAC Championships - holds a commanding lead with 204 points, Regis College sits in second with 101.5, while Husson University (28.5), Elms College (20), University of Saint Joseph (18) and Norwich University (14) round out the group of competing institutions on the women’s side.

For the men, Ben Johnson (Belmont, Mass.), Andrew Merlino (Natick, Mass.), Alexander Gilvey (Windham, Maine) and Preston Bowden (Biddeford, Maine) began the meet with a runner-up finish in the 200-Free Relay (1:34.13) and Gilvey was the runner-up in the 200-Back (2:12.33) with a third-place finish in the 200-IM (2:11.13).

Johnson was third in the 100-Fly (56.66), Bowden finished fourth in the 200-Back (2:17.30) and senior Adam Gaulin (Belfast, Maine) was fifth in the 100-Breast (1:08.98) and sixth in the 200-IM (2:16.13).

Norwich University sits atop the men’s standings with 151 points through 20 events while Regis is second (104), Elms (65), Saint Joseph’s (60) and Husson (31) close out the list of teams competing on the men’s side.

The second, and final, day kicks off at 10:00 AM tomorrow at the Holmes Sports Center Natatorium on the campus of Simmons College.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:18 pm

DISCIPIO, CIMINI, KAPLAN LEAD WOMEN'S SWIM TEAM

CLINTON, N.Y. --- Kate Discipio won her second event of the meet, Catherine Cimini took a second, and Zoe Kaplan had a fourth for the Colby College women's swimming and diving team at the Hamilton College Invitational on Saturday.

Discipio won the 400 individual medley in a time of 4 minutes, 51.28 seconds in a field of 12 swimmers. She beat the runner-up by nearly five seconds.

Cimini took second place in the 100 butterfly with a 1:03.04 clocking and was fifth in the 100 freestyle (57.25), while Kaplan swam to a fourth in 1:13.20 in the 100 breaststroke and a fifth in the 200 breaststroke (2:40.50).

Kaplan, Discipio, Haley Jones, and Cimini placed third in the 400 freestyle relay (3:51.14). The same four also were third in the 400 medley relay (4:16.06) and fourth in the 200 freestyle relay (1:45.26).

Jones added a seventh in the 200 freestyle (2:06.80).

Colby, without a number of swimmers on the trip, finished in fourth place out of five teams with a score of 419.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:18 pm

GALEA, PINTAURO HAVE FINE FINISHES FOR MEN'S SWIM TEAM

CLINTON, N.Y. --- Vincent Galea won two events and John Pintauro finished second in diving for the second day in a row for the Colby College men's swimming and diving team at the Hamilton College Invitational on Saturday.

Galea won the 100-yard freestyle (47.16) and the 200 freestyle (1:46.53) to earn 40 points for the Mules.

Pintauro accumulated 182.50 points in his runner-up finish to Cortland State's Jason Rivera (196.90). Jon Eichholz was fifth for the Mules with 143.05 points.

Kyle Wong had two fourth-place finishes and Tyler Lewtan added one for the Mules. Lewtan had a time of 55.26 in the 100 butterfly, while Wong clocked a 4:32.20 in the 400 individual medley and a 2:20.17 in the 200 breaststroke. The Mules had four swimmers in the top eight in the 200 breaststroke. Hugh Jacobsen (2:27.45) was sixth, John Devine (2:28.44) placed seventh, and Paul Wennberg (2:26.44) took eighth.

The 400 freestyle relay team of Galea, Joe Knight, Jacobsen, and Jacob Laser were fourth in 3:21.10. The Mules also received a seventh from Wennberg in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.64) and eighths from Gavin Blake in the 100 butterfly (57.21) and Devine in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.44).

The Mules were fourth out of five teams with a limited roster on the trip.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:06 am

Eagles Take Fourth at GNAC Women's Swimming and Diving Championship

Boston, MA - Husson University women's swimming and diving competed in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference 2014 Championship at Simmons on Saturday and Sunday. The Eagles finished fourth of seven teams with 51.5 points.

The 200 Free Relay Team of Erin Benner (Morrow, OH), Amber Britton (Manchester, NH), Katrina Aman (Lakeville, MA), and Sarah Klopp (Cape Elizabeth, ME) opened the meet with a third place finish.

Benner's top finish of the day was third in the 100 Yard Back in 1:07.68. She also qualified for the 200 Yard IM Finals and took seventh place, finished sixth in the 200 Back, and finished fifth in the 50 Back.

Klopp finished fourth in the 50 Fly and took fifth in the 50 Free. In the 100 Yard Fly, Kayleigh Richardson (Kensington, NH) finished sixth overall, and she took fourth in the 200 Fly.

Benner, Aman, Richardson, and Klopp swam for fifth in the 200 Medley Relay

Husson will be back in action on January 17 as they host Rhode Island College
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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:07 am

Smith Named to All-Invitational Team as Men's Swimming & Diving Competes at GNAC Invitational


Boston, MA - Tim Smith (Bangor, ME) of Husson University was named to the 2014 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Men's Swimming and Diving All-Invitational Team after winning the Men's 1 Meter Diving event with a score of 250.3. The Eagles competed at the GNAC Invitational on Saturday and Sunday and came in fifth place with 71 points in their second year as a varsity program.

Carl Pillitteri (Belfast, ME) took second in the 1 Meter Dive with a score of 175.30. The 200 Free Relay Team of James Nealey (Northport, ME), Grant Gerber (Portland, ME), Dylan Tremblay (Alfred, ME), and Lou DeLima (Hampden, ME) in 1:36.28. The Eagles' 200 Yard Medley Relay team of Nealey, Connor Winchenbach (Rockport, ME), Gerber, and DeLima finished fourth.

Gerber and Nealey both qualified for the finals of the 50 Yard Freestyle and finished fifth and sixth, respectively. Gerber excelled in the 50 and 100 Yard Breaststroke, as well, and took first in the 50 with a time of 29.59 and second in the 100 with a time of 1:05.66. He also took individual third in the 200 Yard Breast with a 2:31.75. Winchenbach took eighth in the 50 Breast finals. Nealey swan a 27.64 in the 50 Fly finals to take fifth.

Husson showed a 27 point improvement from 2013 to 2014 in the GNAC Invitational. The Eagles will next compete on January 17 as they host Rhode Island College.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:34 am

WOMEN'S SWIM TEAM EARNS FOUR RACE WINS

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. --- Katie Discipio won three individual events and Katie Southworth had one victory for the Colby College women's swimming and diving team in a 199.5-84.5 loss at Middlebury College on Saturday.

The Mules will swim at Norwich University on Sunday at noon.

Discipio had a spectacular day, earning wins in the 50-yard butterfly (26.96), 100 butterfly (1:00.31), and 100 individual medley (1:02.55). She had 27 of Colby's 84.5 points. All three of the victories were fairly decisive, with the 100 fly by more than two seconds.

Southworth scored nine points of her own by capturing the 200 freestyle in 2:00.95. Middlebury's Kelly Delane was runner-up in 2:01.03.

Torie Edwards placed second in the 100 backstroke (1:04.61), teammate Shauna Yuan tied for second in the 50 breaststroke (33.40), and Zoe Kaplan was runner-up in the 100 breaststroke (1:12.02).

Thirds for Colby went to Yuan in the 100 breaststroke (1:12.02), Edwards in the 50 backstroke (30.53), Haley Jones in the 1000 freestyle (11:21.34), and Catherine Cimini in the 100 freestyle (56.79).

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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:34 am

PINTAURO, GALEA EARN WINS FOR COLBY MEN'S SWIM TEAM

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. --- Vincent Galea won the 100-yard freestyle and diver John Pintauro was a winner on the 1-meter and 3-meter boards for the Colby College men's swimming and diving team in a 206-83 loss at Middlebury College on Saturday.

The Colby men compete at Norwich University at noon Sunday.

Galea won the 100 freestyle with a 48.11 clocking, easily defeating runner-up Paul Lagasse (49.47) of Middlebury. Meanwhile, Pintauro went over 200 points in taking the 1-meter diving with a score of 207.53 and won the 3-meter with 184.88 points.

Galea added a second in the 200 freestyle in 1:47.43. Tyler Lewtan also had a second with a 24.86 in the 50 butterfly.

Colby had two relay teams finish second. Galea swam anchor and teamed with John Blackburn, Paul Wennberg, and Lewtan for a 1:40.85 in the 200 medley relay. Galea was the lead swimmer and was with Joe Knight, Ryan Bachur, and Blackburn for a 1:30.44 in the 200 freestyle relay.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:16 am

JONES, HODSDON, DISCIPIO POWER WOMEN'S SWIM TEAM PAST NORWICH

NORTHFIELD, Vt. --- Haley Jones, Morganne Hodsdon, and Kate Discipio all won two events for the Colby College women's swimming and diving team in an easy 139-26 win over Norwich University on Sunday.

FULL RESULTS: http://www.norwichathletics.com/sports/ ... by2015.pdf

Jones took the 100-yard freestyle (57.42) and 200 freestyle (2:03.77), while Hodsdon was a winner in the 1,000 freestyle (11:30.60) and 200 backstroke (2:17.92). Discipio, who had a big day against Middlebury on Saturday, added victories in the 200 butterfly (2:23.63) and 400 individual medley (4:55.72).

The Mules won 12 of the events against the Cadets. Other winners for the Mules were Olivia Avidan in the 50 freestyle (27.32), Zoe Kaplan with a 2:36.41 in the 200 breaststroke, Katie Southworth in the 500 freestyle (5:29.53), and Rachel Bird in 1-meter diving (124.45).

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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:16 am

COLBY MEN'S SWIM TEAM HANDLES NORWICH

NORTHFIELD, Vt. --- The Colby College men's swimming and diving team won 11 of the events in taking a 166-67 victory at Norwich University on Sunday.

FULL RESULTS: http://www.norwichathletics.com/sports/ ... by2015.pdf

Freestyle swimmer Vincent Galea and diver John Pintauro both won two events. Galea took the 50-yard freestyle (21.44) and 100 freestyle (47.46), while Pintauro was a winner on the 1-meter (195.35 points) and 3-meter (140.55) boards.

The Mules also received victories from Jacob Laser in the 1,000 freestyle (11:07.57), Ryan Bachur with a 1:51.66 in the 200 freestyle, Gavin Blake in the 200 backstroke (2:10.02), Joe Knight in the 500 freestyle (5:19.24), and Paul Wennberg in the 200 breaststroke (2:24.67).

John Blackburn was a part of both relay victories for the Mules. He was the lead swimmer ahead of Wennberg, Tyler Lewtan, and Bachur in the taking the 200 medley in 1:43.00. Knight, Blackburn, Galea, and Laser combined to win the 400 freestyle relay in 3:21.09.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:31 am

COLBY'S DISCIPIO EARNS ECAC SWIMMING HONOR

WATERVILLE, Maine --- Colby College sophomore Katie Discipio (Georgetown, Mass.), who had six total wins and a second place, was named the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England Division III Co-Women's Swimmer of the Week.

Showing her versatility, Discipio competed in six individual races in dual meets against Middlebury College on Saturday and Norwich University on Sunday.

In the Middlebury dual, Discipio had wins in the 50-yard butterfly (26.96), 100 butterfly (1:00.31), and 100 individual medley (1:02.55).

Against Norwich the next day, Discipio added victories in the 400 individual medley (4:55.72) and 200 butterfly (2:23.63). She also had a second in the 200 breaststroke (2:37.33). Discipio also teamed with Molly Entwistle, Shauna Yuan, and Haley Jones to win the 200 medley relay in 2:01.49.

Discipio is off to a fine start to her sophomore season after finishing sixth in the 400 individual medley and eighth in the 200 butterfly at last year's New England Small College Athletic Conference Championships.

Colby will compete at Brandeis University this Saturday at 1 p.m.
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