Keene State swims past Wheaton and Springfield College

Keene State swims past Wheaton and Springfield College

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. 11/17/12 –  Keene State College men's and women's swim teams pulled off a double-dip on Saturday, posting dual meet victories over Springfield College and Wheaton College in a tri-meet held at the Art Linkletter Natatorium.  Improving their dual meet marks to 2-1 on the season, both KSC team won 11 of the 14 swim events at the meet.

The Keene State women cruised past Wheaton 246-39 and defeated Springfield 181-119 while the Owl men beat Wheaton 230-58 and slipped past Springfield 169-129.

Senior Kaila Umbarger (Chelmsford, Mass.) and sophomore Diana Pimer (West Haven, Conn.) were double winners for the KSC women's team.  Umbarger won the 50 free (24.13) and the 100 free (53.71) while Pimer placed first in the 100 breast (1:08.82) and the 200 breast (2:28.53).

Five different swimmers won races for Keene State.  Sophomore Caitlyn Shea (Salem, N.H.) won the 1,000 free (10:56.07), freshman Brianna Laliberte (Candia, N.H.) won the 100 back (1:01.91), freshman Amber Long (Dover, N.H.) won the 200 fly (2:13.46), junior Stephanie Murray (Haverhill, Mass.) won the 200 back (2:12.81), and sophomore Julie Trodden (Reading, Mass.) won the 500 free (5:15.85). 

Junior Alexis Houser (New Hope, Pa.) teamed with Laliberte, Pimer and Umbarger to win the 200 medley relay (1:49.90).  Murray, Houser, Pimer and Umbarger joined forces to win the 200 free relay (1:40.66).

Four members of the Keene State men's team doubled their pleasure by each winning two races.  Junior Drew Ledwith (Keene, N.H.) won the 100 fly (53.01) and the 200 free (1:43.25), freshman Richard Enders (Milford, Conn.) won the 100 back (55.12) and the 200 back (2:00.41), freshman Cole Hogg (Manchester, N.H.) won the 200 fly (1:58.12) and the 500 free (4:52.11), and freshman Greg Youngstrom (West Hartford, Conn.) won the 50 free (21.71) and the 100 free (48.17).

KSC men also swept both relays.  Juniors Randall Dutton (St. Cloud, Fla.), James Black (Lynn, Mass.) and Jared Hyde (Tolland, Conn.) joined Youngstrom to win the 200 medley relay (1:38.20).  The foursome of Black, Ledwith, Youngstrom, and Hyde won the 200 free relay (1:26.93).

Keene State returns to the pool on Sunday for a home meet against Tufts (1 p.m.)