'DURHAM, N.H 2/18/07 - It was a record breaking weekend for Keene State College at the 2007 New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association (NEISDA) Championship held at the Henry C. Swasey Pool on the campus of the University of New Hampshire.
After only winning two events at the New England Championship meet last year, the Owls had a powerful showing by winning 16 events, breaking 21 college records and 1 meet record. Freshman Cody Larrimore was undefeated in his individual events (50 free, 100 free, 100 IM) and set school records in all three of them. He went on to time trial a 100 fly and set the school record in that swim. Eight women and five men earned all New England Honors in multiple events. Two senior members of the men's team returned to Keene with awards. Kyle Uricchio was named swimmer of the meet and Adam Van Brandenburg was recognized as the high point scorer at the meet.
"Both teams stepped up to the challenge," said first-year coach Jack Fabian. "We had outstanding performances, individually and in relays. It was amazing; we broke some records that have been on the books for over 30 years."
Both Keene State men's and women teams placed second behind Bentley College at the three day meet. Bentley College captured its sixth straight women's championship claimed its third consecutive men's title.
Individually, freshman Krissy Trutor (Holden, Mass.) posted a provisional NCAA Division III championship qualifying mark with her first place performance in the 100 backstroke (59.82) and Uricchio (Enfield, Conn.) set a meet record with his time of 9:56.77 in the 1,000 freestyle. Both were KSC records. Uriccho also won the 400 I.M. (4:19.26) and 1,650 free (16:39.90)in school record times.
If Trutors' time holds up, she will be the first KSC athlete to compete at the NCAA championships since the school's 400 freestyle relay team earned All-American honors in 1976. For good measure Trutor also set a school record in the 50 back (28.02) as par of the team's 200 medley relay.
Senior Katlin Pryor (Jaffrey, N.H.) completed her Keene State career by winning the 500 free (5:12.72) placing second in the 1,000 free (10:52.15) in record setting times. Kelly Yankowski (Turners Falls, Mass.) won the 100 I.M. (1:02.73)and the 100 free (54.86) and placed third in the 50 free (25.36)
In other women's races, Alea Paddock (Newbury, N.H.) placed second in the 50 breast (32.52) and fourth in the 100 breast with a school record time of 1:09.93. Kelly Widman (Middlebury, Conn.) was second in the 50 free (25.33) and fifth in the 200 free (2:04.58), Devon Trabilsy (Hillsborough, N.J.) was second in the 400 I.M. (4:49.76),Katie Allenson (Clifton park, N.Y.) finished sixth in the 200 free (2:06.87).
Pryor, Trutor, Widman, and Trabilsy teamed up to take first in the 200 free relay (1:40.86). Pryor, Trutor, Paddock, and Widman also joined forces to top the field the 200 medley relay (1:51.80). Both relays set school records.
Two other relays took second. The 400 medley relay of Yankowski, Trutor, Trabilsy had a time of 4:12.46 and the 800 free relay of Pryor, Allenson, Widman, and Paddock posted a time of 8:09.29.
Several freshmen on the men's team shined in their first trip to the New Englands. Cody Larrimore (Trappe, Md.) and Mike Fedele (Sandwich, Mass.) won races in school record time. Larrimore swam to a win in the 50 free (21.39) 1,650 free and Fedele posted a win in the 200 I.M. (1:57.93). Fedele was also second inn the 400 I.M. (4:19.49). First-year swimmer Domingo Rose (Nashua, N.H.) had a pair of fourth place finishes in the 50 breast (28.07) and 50 free (22.27). His time in the 50 breast was a school record. Sophomore Marc Perrault (West Greenwich, R.I.), a newcomer to the program, placed sixth in the 50 fly (25.46).
Senior Adam Van Brandenburg (Tenafly, N.J) capped his Owl career by winning the 500 free (5:01.01) and taking second in the 1,000 free (10:24.86).
On Sunday, the KSC men's victorious 400 free relay team set a new record. The previous mark of 3:17.90 was established back in 1976.
The 200 free relay of Rose, Van Brandenburg, Fedele, and Larrimore finished second with a school record time of 1:28.99. The 400 medley relay of Rose, Fedele, Larrimore, and Van Brandenburg places third (3:44.60). The same group teamed up to place sixth in the 200 medley relay (1:42.41).
Women Relay Records Broken:
1) 200 Free Relay (Pryor, Widman, Trutor, Yankowski) 1:40.86
2) 400 Medley Relay (Yankowski, Trabilsy, Trutor, Paddock) 4:12.46
3) 200 Medley Relay (Trutor, Paddock, Pryor, Widman) 1:51.80
Men Relay Records Broken:
4) 200 Free Relay (Rose, Fedele, Vanbrandenburg, Larrimore) 1:28.99
5) 400 Free Relay ((Rose, Fedele, Vanbrandenburg, Larrimore) 3:16.93
Women Individual Events:
6) 50 Back (Trutor) 28.02
7) 100 Back (Trutor) 59.82
8) 100 IM (Yankowski) 1:02.73
9) 100 Breast (Paddock) 1:09.93
10) 200 Breast (Paddock) 2:31.36
11) 1000 Free (Pryor) 10:52.15
12) 500 Free (Pryor) 5:12.72
Men Individual Events:
13) 50 Free (Larrimore) 21.39
14) 100 Free (Larrimore) 47.52
15) 1000 Free (Uricchio) 9:56.77 *meet record
16) 1650 Free (Uricchio) 16:39.90
17) 400 IM (Uricchio) 4:19.49
18) 200 IM (Fedele) 1:57.93
19) 100 IM (Larrimore) 53.86
20) 50 Breast (Rose) 28.07
21) 100 Fly (Larrimore) 52.66
All New England Honors (Women):
Katy Pryor: (7 All NE Honors) 500 free (1rst), 1000 free (2nd), 200 Fly (5th) 200 free relay (1rst), 200 Medley Relay (1st), 800 Free Relay(2nd), 400 Free Relay (1rst)
Devon Trabilsy 1650 free (3rd) , 200 breast (5th), 400 IM 2nd), 400 Medley Relay (2nd)
Katie Allenson (2 All NE Honors) 500 free(5th), 200 free (6th)
Alea Paddock ( 7 All NE Honors) 50 Breast (2nd), 100 Breast (4th), 200 Breast (4th), 400 Medley Relay (2nd), 200 Medley Relay (1st), 800 Free Relay (2nd), 400 Free Relay (1st)
Krissy Trutor (6 All NE Honors) 50 Back (1st), 100 Back(1st), 100 IM(2nd), 400 Medley Relay (2nd), 200 Medley Relay (1st), 200 Free Relay (1st)
Kelly Widman (7 All NE Honors) 50 Free (2nd), 100 Free(4th), 200 Free (5th), 200 Free Relay(1st), 400 Free Relay (1rst), 800 Free Relay (2nd), 200 Medley Relay (1rst)
Kelly Yankowski (5 All NE Honors) 50 free(3rd), 100 free (1st), 100 IM (1st), 200 free relay (1st), 400 free relay (1rst),
Megan Flynn, (1 All NE Honors) 100 IM (4th)
All New England Honors (Men):
Kyle Uricchio (3 All NE Honors) 1000 Free (1st) 1650 Free (1st) 400 IM (1st)
Mike Fedele (7 All NE Honors) 400 IM (2nd), 200 IM (1st), 200 Breast (4th), 200 Free Relay (2nd), 400 Free Relay (3rd), 200 Medley Relay (6th), 400 Medley Relay (3rd)
Domingo Rose (7 All NE Honors) 50 Breast (4th), 100 IM (4th), 50 Free (4th), 200 Free Relay (2nd), 400 Free Relay (3rd), 200 Medley Relay (6th), 400 Medley Relay (3rd)
Cody Larrimore (7 All NE Honors) 50 free (1st), 100 Free (1st), 100 IM (1st), 200 Free Relay (2nd), 400 Free Relay (3rd), 200 Medley Relay (6th), 400 Medley Relay (3rd)
Adam Vanbrandenburg (7 All NE Honors) 500 free (1st), 1000 free (2nd), 1650 free (2nd), 200 Free Relay (2nd), 400 Free Relay (3rd), 200 Medley Relay (6th), 400 Medley Relay (3rd); Marc Perreault (6th) 50 Fly.