Siena Swims to a Home Win

Amanda York

Nov. 16, 2013

Box Score

The Saints Swim team rebounded nicely after their home opener defeat last weekend and won their meet against the Purple Eagles of Niagara University 136-78 this afternoon at the Siena Swim Center.

The Saints would start the meet with a seven consecutive event win streak, which was started by the 400-medley relay team of Emily Hovey, Kelsey Helin, Amanda York and Maggie Fletcher. They finished the relay in 4:08.77. "I'm really proud of the team," said Paul Kueterman. "They rose to the occasion against a conference opponent and swam with heart and confidence within themselves and each other."

Emily Carideo had a strong performance in the distance events, sweeping the 1000-yard Free and the 500-yard Free. Carideo finished the 1000-yard Free in 10:49.76 and the 500-yard Free in 5:17.38. Megan Grace finished third in the 1000-yard Free in 11:05.99.

Shannon Love also earned multiple wins in her two individual events, the 50-yard Free and the 100-yard Free. Love finished the 50-Free in 24.99 and the 100-Free in 55:28. Junior Amanda York joined Carideo and Love as the three Saints to deliver multiple event wins this afternoon. York won the 100 Butterfly with the time of 1:01.27.

Jacque Medina swam away from the field early in the 200-yard Free and finished five seconds ahead of the pack, finishing with a time of 1:58.78. Medina also earned a second place finished behind Carideo in the 500-yard Free with a time of 5:22.09.



Dory Miller continues her success in the pool after winning the 200-yard IM with the top time of 2:16.20.

The Saints would eventually win nine of a total 11 Swimming events against Niagara. Kelsey Helin would finish off the win with a victory in the 100-yard Breaststroke. Helin finished with a time of 1:11.23.

Swimming and Diving will now prepare themselves for the three-day ECAC Championships in Bronx, N.Y on December 6, 7 and 8. The next home match is scheduled for next semester on January 24, when they host Assumption.