Moffitt Sets Record, Saints 4th after Day 1 of Liberty League Championship
Nov. 30: St. Lawrence University sophomore Sammi Moffitt trimmed .47 off the Saint record in the 200 individual medley and the women's swim team had two third place relay finishes to highlight day one of the 2012 Liberty League Swimming and Diving Championships hosted by RIT on Friday.
The Saint women are fourth after the first session of the three-session meet while the Saint men are eighth. Rochester leads both the men's and women's competition. In the women's championship, Rochester has 336 with RPI second with 176, William Smith third with 140 and the Saints one point back with 139, six in front of fifth place Union.
Moffitt finished second in the 200 IM, swimming 2.12.47, .47 faster than the record set by Casey Abribat a year ago. Abribat was third in the race with a time of 2:13.35 and the Saints also received scoring performances from Elizabeth Canne, who was 14th and Zinnia Smith, who finished 16th. Alana Blackburn and Czaja scored for the Saints in the 50 free on Friday, Blackburn finishing eighth in 24.96 while Czaja was 12th.
Blackburn, Czaja and Moffitt joined Nicole Leinders on the 200 free relay team which finished third in 1:42.82 and the Saint B relay also scored with the team of Jane Moreau, Molly Sneden, Carly Berizzi and Kathryn Whittum finishing 11th in 1:45.31. The 400 medley relay team also finished third as Abribat, Smith, Moffitt and Blackburn combined to finish in 4:10.45 with the "B" relay of Courtney Goodrich, Canne, Berizzi and Whittum also scoring with a 12th place finish in 4:19.89.
The men's 200 free relay scored with an eighth place finish as the team of Jason Dutra, Grant Reeder, Matt Bauer and Alex Root swam 1:35.00 and the men's 40-0 medley relay of Reeder, Tad Deatley, Dutra and Root also finished eighth with a time of 4:03.84. Deatley was the only individual scorer for the Saints on day one as he finished 15th in the 500 free in 5:06.09.
The meet concludes with two sessions on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.