CHESTNUT HILL, MASS. 11/4/12 – Keene State College men's and women's swim teams began their dual meet seasons with loses against Division I Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass on Sunday.
The Keene State men lost (157-129) while the Owl women came up short (168-128) to the Eagles.
"It was a great meet," said KSC Coach Jack Fabian. "To be able to compete against teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference will give our swimmers a tremendous boost of confidence. They had no fear."
Junior Drew Ledwith (Keene, N.H.) was a triple-winner for the Keene State men's team, touching the wall first in the 400 I.M. (4:06.08), the 200 back (1:57.88) and the 500 free (4:33.73). Ledwith broke the pool record in the 500 free (a mark that was set in 1991) and also made NCAA provisional qualifying times in the 400 IM and 500 free.
Freshman Cole Hogg (Manchester, N.H.) swam to a pair of second place finises in the 200 free (1:45.45) and the 200 fly (2:01.18) and junior Randall Dunton place second in the 100 back (54.81).
Sophomore Diana Pimer (West Haven, Conn.) had a terrific meet for the Keene State women, winning the 100-yard breast (1:08.34), the 200 breast (2:25.57) and the 200 I.M. (2:13.36).
Individual winners for Keene State included: sophomore Julie Trodden (Reading, Mass.) in the 1,000 free (10:49.21), freshman Amber Long (Dover, N.H.) in the 200 fly (2:12.38), senior Kaila Umbarger (Chelmsford, Mass.) in the 50 free (24.43), and junior Stephanie Murray (Haverhill, Mass.) in the 200 back (2:13.51).
The Owls return to the pool on Sat., Nov. 17 for a tri-meet at Springfield College that will include Wheaton College.