Keene State swims past Conn. College

Keene State swims past Conn. College

KEENE, N.H. 1/16/13 – Keene State College men's and women's swim teams defeated Conn. College in a dial meet held at Spaulding Gym Poll on Wednesday afternoon.

Ranked 16th in the latest national poll, the Keene State men (5-1) won 12 of 16 events on the way to defeating the Camels 182-105.

In a battle of top national programs, the 15th ranked Keene State women (7-1) captured 11 of 16 events to defeat 17th ranked Conn. College 192-96.

"It was a nice victory for both teams,' said KSC Coach Jack Fabian. Last year, the men lost by four points and the women got trounced."

Juniors Drew Ledwith (Keene, N.H.) and Jared Hyde (Tolland, Conn.) each won three races to lead the Owl men. Ledwith finished first in the 200 free (1:45.19), the 200 back (1:56.58) and the 500 free (4:34.16) while Hyde topped the field in the 100 breast (1:01.43), 100 fly (53.91) and the 200 I.M. (2:00.86).

A newcomer to the program from Asdod, Israel, freshman Shahar Resman had a fine debut for the Owls, winning the 1,000 free (9:53.17) and the 200 fly (2:00.42).

KSC also won both relay races.  Juniors Randall Dunton (St. Cloud, Fla.) and James Black (Lynn, Mass.) and senior Austin Harris (Essex Junction, Vt.) joined Hyde to win the 200 medley relay (1:37.96).  The foursome of freshman Greg Youngstrom (West Hartford, Conn.), Ledwith, Harris and Black prevailed in the 200 free (3:13.30).

Junior Josh Tuller (Plainview, N.Y.) won both the one meter (242.55 points) and three-meter (201.45) diving events.

Sophomore Diana Pimer (West Haven, Conn.) won the 200 fly (2:12.98), the 200 breast (2:26.57) and the 200 I.M. (2:14.12) to lead the KSC women's team.

Individual winners for the Owls included sophomore Julie Trodden (Reading, Mass.) in the 1,000 free (10:42.76) freshman Brianna Laliberte (Candia, N.H.) in the 100 back (1:02.62), freshman Corrina Nickerson (Torrington, Conn.) in the 100 breast (1:09.82) junior Stephanie Murray (Haverhill, Mass.) in the 200 back (2:15.27) and sophomore Caitlyn Shea (Salem, N.H.) in the 500 free (5;16.29).

Junior Alexis Houser (New Hope, Pa.) and freshman Alison Bartlett (Stratham, N.H.) teamed with Pimer and Laliberte to win the 200 medley relay (1:53.21).

Freshman Kelly Gilmore (Dedham, Mass.) won the one-meter diving event (191.55 points) while freshman Shannon Summers (Keen, N.H.) won the three-meter event (185.95 points.).

Keene State is at Bentley University on Saturday.