Owl women swim past Bentley 155-139

Owl women swim past Bentley 155-139

WALTHAM, MASS. 1/19/13 – Keene State College men's and women's swim teams defeated Bentley University in a dual meet held at Dana Center Pool on Saturday.

Ranked 16th in the latest national poll, the Keene State men (6-1) won all 16 events on the way to defeating the Falcons 182-94.

The 15th ranked Keene State women (8-1) captured 10 of 16 events to defeat Bentley 155-139.

Four different KSC men won two swim races each.  Junior Drew Ledwith (Keene, N.H.) won the 200 free (1:44.94) and the 1,650 free (15:48.31). Ledwith broke two pool records during his 1,650 in the 1,000 and the 1,650.

Junior Jared Hyde (Tolland, Conn.) won the 100 breast (1:01.41) and the 200 breast (2:13.79).  It was the first time he has raced in the 200 breast. Freshman Cole Hogg (Manchester, N.H.) won the 200 fly (1:58.70) and the 200 back (2:00.91) and freshman Greg Youngstrom (West Hartford, Conn.) won the 50 free (21.76) and the 100 free (48.85).

Single winners for KSC included junior Randall Dunton (St. Cloud, Fla.) in the 200 I.M. (2:03.74), freshman Richard Enders (Milford, Conn.) in the 100 back (56.40), freshman Matthew Ahlberg (Glastonbury, Conn.) in the 500 free (5:03.26) and freshman Zachary Tyropolis (Waterford, Conn.) in the 100 fly. Tyropolis and Ahlberg won their first events at a college meet

KSC captured both relays. The team of freshman Aiden Quinn (Groton, Conn.), Dunton, Hyde and Youngstrom won the 200 medley relay (1:39.45) and the foursome of senior Austin Harris (Essex Junction, Vt.), junior James Black (Lynn, Mass.), Ledwith and Hyde won the 200 free relay (3:11.91).

Junior Josh Tuller (Plainview, N.Y.) posted an NCAA regional qualifying mark in the three-meter diving event (302.02 Points).  He also placed first in the one-meter event with a mark of 266.70 points.

Sophomores Diana Pimer (West Haven, Conn.) and Julie Trodden (Reading, Mass.) each won two races to lead the Keene State women's team.  Pimer won the 100 fly (1:01.27) and the 200 fly (2:12.23) while Trodden touched the wall first in the 1,650 free (18:01.61) and the 500 free (5:14.54). 

In other races, freshman Brianna Laliberte (Candia, N.H.) won the 100 back (1:02.77), freshman Alison Bartlett (Stratham, N.H.) won the 50 free (25.30), junior Stephanie Murray (Haverhill, Mass.) won the 200 back (2:15.06) and freshman Corrina Nickerson (Torrington, Conn.) won the 200 breast (2:29.37).

The team of sophomore Caitlin Shea (Salem, N.H.), Pimer, Murray and Laliberte won the 200 free relay (3:45.21).

Keene State will now get set the for NEISDA championships that take place at the Upper Valley Aquatics Club in White River Junction, Vt., Feb. 8-10.