Dec. 8, 2012
Seven different Saints took first place in an individual event as Siena took down the Sacred Heart Pioneers 159-93. It was the second straight win for the Saints, and their ninth consecutive victory against Sacred Heart.
Although she was the only diver competing, freshman Hailey Beers was once again impressive in both her dives. The two-time MAAC Diver of the Week scored a 268.65 on the three meter board, less than one point shy of breaking a Siena Swim Center record. She recorded a judge's score of 7.5 in four of the six dives that she showcased, including two eights, a new career best. She also tallied a score of 217.7 on the one-meter.
Once again, the Saints showed their balance attack with various swimmers taking the crown in individual events. Jacque Medina was the first individual winner in the 1000 free clocking in at 10:58.53, a 20 second difference between the second place finisher. The sophomore would also top the 500 free with a time of 5:18.10.
Kaela Bjornberg took home three first place finishes, putting her career total against the Pioneers to five. She finished tops in the 100 breast (1:10.34), 200 breast (2:30.67), and 200 IM (2:16.68).
Shannon Love also was the top finisher in her two individual events. The sprinter finished first in the 50 free (25.04) and the 100 free (55.54).
Another Saint to win multiple events was Amanda York. She was the top time in the 100 fly (1:00.57) and the 200 fly (2:12.53)
Emily Carideo took first place in the 200 free, swimming to a time of 1:59.86. She would also take second in the 100 free (57.05).
Katherine Canavan was the top performer in the 100 back with a time of 1:02.44
Rounding out the individual winners is Amanda Podczerwinski who was best in the 200 back with a time of (2:12.56).
The Saints will take the rest of the semester off before they return to the pool in their final home meet of the year when they welcome C.W. Post on Jan 19 at 1:00 p.m. Before the meet, senior Kaela Bjornberg will be honored during senior day ceremonies.