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February 26, 2013

Hartwick women heading to ECAC tourney

(Continued)

Empire 8

Championships

Hartwick’s men and women finished third during the UNYSCSCA/Empire 8 Championships that ended Saturday at Ithaca College.

The Hawks’ men, ranked 15th in the latest Endless Pools/CollegeSwimming.com’s poll of Division III schools, finished with 1,111 points. Stevens had 1,586 and the host school finished with 1,356.5.

Hartwick swimmers set several school records, along with five NCAA “B” cut times and one NCAA “A” cut time.

The “A” cut time was set by Lydon Schultz in the preliminaries of the 100 free. His time of 44.79 also set a championship and association record, along with a new Hartwick record. Teammate Brad Ranson finished second in 46.11.

Jeremy Torres placed third in the 200 breaststroke in a “B” cut time of 2:06.69.

Luke Grunewald also had “B” cut time of 15:59.55 in the 1,650 free. In the same event, Kenny Kleso finished third in 16:00.05, also a “B” cut time.

The 400 free relay team of Schultz, Ranson, Kleso, and Miles Blaney came in second. Its time of 3:02.82 set a new association record along with a new Hartwick record.

Hartwick’s women finished with 1,026 points. Stevens and Ithaca had 1,447 and 1,332.5, respectively.

The Hawks’ Jade Woodend placed first in the 100 free with a “B” cut time of 51:52. Her finish also set a Hartwick record, besting the time of 52.99 that was set by her sister Justine last year.

Gwen Mathias touched sixth in the 200 backstroke in a school record 2:07.34. It broke the mark of 2:08.10 set by Danielle Moreau in 2002.

In the 200 breaststroke, Clare Nelson finished fourth with a “B” cut time of 2:23.11. That time broke the previous school record of 2:24.28 that was set in 2010 by Whitney Fletcher.

HONORS

Cobleskill athlete

of the week

Senior Marten Peterson was named SUNY Cobleskill’s athlete of the week for thee second time this season.

Peterson, a senior middle distance runner, was the Fighting Tigers’ top individual performer at the New York State College Track Conference Indoor Championships at Ithaca College this past weekend.

Peterson met the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Indoor Championship qualifying standard in the 800 meters, finishing second in a school-record time of 1:56.06. 

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