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Record-setting Weekend for Owl Swimmers

Keene State Captures LEC Championship
Keene State Captures LEC Championship

KEENE, N.H., 12/03/07 - Sophomore Jackie Foster (Goffstown, N.H.) had a record-setting day winning three events to lead the Keene State College women’s swiming/diving team to the 2007 Little East Conference Championships at UMass Dartmouth’s Tripp Center Pool on Saturday. The Keene State men also had a record-setting weekend at the ECAC Division III Meet, which took place at the Nassau County Aquatic Center in East Meadow, N.Y.

Keene State women won their fifth overall and second-straight LEC title handily with 605 points. Host UMass Dartmouth was a distant second with 271 points.

“I expected us to do well, but I never thought we’d swim our fastest times of the year,” said KSC Coach Jack Fabian, whose Owls won 10 of 13 swim events.

Foster, a transfer from UConn, set a KSC and pool record in the 1,650 freestyle (18:11.73), breaking the record (18:17.9) set by Kaitlin Pryor in 2006. She also set pool marks with her victories in the 200 free (2:00.40) and the 500 free (5:18.76.).

Sophomore Kristine Trutor (Holden, Mass.) also had a big day for the Owls, winning the 100 back (1:02.53) and 200 back (2:18.74). Freshman Rachel Mondello (Stoneham, Mass.) was also a double winner with victories in the 50 free (25.22) and the 100 free (55.93).

The Keene State men’s swim team won’t soon forget its first trip to the ECAC Division III Championships. Competing against some of the top teams in the Northeast, the Owls have set 13 school records and finished fourth in team standings with 340 points.

Sophomore Cody Larrimore (Trappe, Md.) and freshmen Mike Germane (Barrington, R.I.) and Mike Fedele (Sandwich, Mass.) led the record-setting parade. Larrimore set new marks in the 100 breast (1:00.37) and the 100 fly (52.20), Germane established new records in the 100 back (55.27) and the 200 back (2:01.77), and Fedele put his name in the record book in the 200 breast (2:13.87) and the 200 free (1:47.04).

Here are the 13 new records set at the meet:

200 Backstroke: Mike Germane (2:01.77)

100 Backstroke: Mike Germane (55.37)

100 Breaststroke: Cody Larrimore (1:00.37) (Note: Domingo Rose held the breaststroke record for a few minutes when he went 1:00.95 in the heat before Cody)

200 Breaststroke: Mike Fedele (2:13.87)

100 Butterfly: Cody Larrimore (52.20)

200 Butterfly: John Farrell (2:02.64)

200 Freestyle: Mike Fedele (1:47.04)

400 Individual Medley: Mike Fedele (4:19.31)

200 Medley Relay: Mike Germane, Domingo Rose, Cody Larrimore, Karl Balinski (1:37.86)

200 Freestyle Relay: Cody Larrimore, Domingo Rose, Mike Fedele, Karl Balinski (1:27.65)

400 Medley Relay: Mike Germane, Domingo Rose, Connor Pennoyer, Karl Balinski (3:38.51)

400 Freestyle Relay: Cody Larrimore, Mike Germane, Mike Fedele, Karl Balinski (3:13.36)

800 Freestyle Relay: Cody Larrimore, Patrick Luciano, Mike Germane, Mike Fedele (7:14.00)

Larrimore was ninth overall in total individual points (57 points), and Mike Fedele was 16th overall (41 points) in individual points.

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