Keene State swimmers triumph over Tufts

Keene State swimmers triumph over Tufts

KEENE, N.H. 11/18/12 – Keene State College men's and women's swim teams posted dual meet victories over Tufts University at Spaulding Gym Pool on Sunday afternoon.

The Keene State men (3-1) defeated Tufts 163-128 while the Owl women's team (3-1) defeated the Jumbos 166-132.

"We put together a line-up that played to our strength and luckily were able to pull ift off," said KSC Coach Jack Fabian.  "The fact that Tufts wants to compete against us says that were heading in the right direction."

Junior Drew Ledwith (Keene, N.H.) was a triple-winner for the Owls, finishing first in the 200 back (1:53.93), the 200 fly (1:53.39) and the 500 free (4:35.30).  Freshman Cole Hogg (Manchester, N.H.) won a pair of races, touching the wall first in the 200 I.M. (2:01.20) and the 1,000 free (10:09.09).

Individual wins were posted by senior Austin Harris (Essex Junction, Vt.) in the 100 free (48.40), junior Jared Hyde (Tolland, Conn.) in the 200 free (1:46.35), and freshman Greg Youngstrom (West Hartford, Conn.) in the 50 free (22:06).

The team of Ledwith, Hogg, Hyde, and Youngstrom won the 400 medley relay (3:34.94). Junior James Black (Lynn, Mass.) joined Harris, Black and Hyde to win the 400 free relay (3:13.34).

The Keene State women won 15 of the 16 events in the meet. Sophomore Diana Pimer (West Haven, Conn.) had a big deal in the pool, winning the 100 breast (1:08.17), the 200 breast (2:27.74), and the 200 I.M. (2:14.72). 

Senior Kaila Umbarger (Chelmsford, Mass.) and freshmen Jennifer French (Nashua, N.H.) and Amber Long (Dover, N.H.) were double- winners for KSC. Umbarger won the 50 free (24.25) and the 100 free (54.05), French won the 500 free (5:13.78) and the 1,000 free (10:49.35) and Long won the100 fly (1:01.14) and the 200 fly (2:13.25).

Junior Stephanie Murray (Haverhill, Mass.) won the 200 back (2:14.66), sophomore Julie Trodden (Reading, Mass.) won the 200 free (1:58.94), sophomore Taylor DaSilva (Stony Brook, N.Y.) won the 100 back (1:01.25) and freshman Kelly Gilmore (Dedham, Mass.) won the one-meter diving event (194.65 points).

KSC also took a couple of relays.  Freshman Brianna Laliberte (Candia, N.H.) teamed with Long, Umbarger, and Pimer to win the 400 medley relay (4:03.28) and the team of Murray, DaSilva, Laliberte and Umbarger won the 400 free relay (3:40.11).

The Keene State men's team will be at the MIT Winter Invitational (Nov. 30-Dec. 1) while the Owl women prepare to defend their LEC championship at UMass-Dartmouth on Sat., Dec. 1.