Union divers competed in Regionals

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By Nicole Merigliano

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams wrapped up their 2012-2013 season as both the Dutchmen and Dutchwomen participated at the UNYSCSA Championships the weekend of Feb. 22 through 23 in Ithaca, NY.

The Dutchwomen combined for a total of 660 points throughout the event, placing them in fifth at the conclusion of the NYSCTC Championships on Feb. 23.

Anne Trojanowski ‘15 was the featured swimmer of the Dutchwomen. She notched an impressive second place in the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 17:29.51. Emily Opolski ‘14 came away with 10th place in her 200-yard backstroke event with a time of 2:10.07.

Teammate Rachel Clegg ‘14 also came away with 10th place in her 200-yard breaststroke event, finishing with a time of 2:29.39. Lastly, the relay team consisting of Danielle Young  ‘14, Diana Fletcher ‘13, Opolski and Trojanowski collectively tallied a time of 3:38.83 in the 400-yard freestyle relay, placing them in seventh for the event.

The Dutchmen also earned a fifth place finish, with a total of 911 points as the Championships concluded.

Adam Herzog ‘14 highlighted the men’s team as he earned a fourth place finish in the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 16:07.83.

Benjamin Nadareski ‘16 placed 16th in his 100-yard freestyle event, compiling a time of 47.47. Andrew Welch ‘15 placed seventh in his 200-yard backstroke event, coming away with a time of 1:54.71. Lastly, the quartet of Billy Phillips ‘14, Matt Wahl ‘13, Zack Wahl ‘14, and Nadareski competed in the 400-yard freestyle relay, claiming a fifth place finish.

On the diving boards, Jeremy Sagaille ‘15 placed fifth in the three-meter dive, earning a score of 482.70, while teammate Cameron Robertson ‘16 tallied a score of 441.20, earning him an eighth place spot. These accomplishments qualified them for the NCAA Division III Regional Diving Championships, hosted by Springfield College.

Sagaille and Robertson participated in the Diving Regionals at Springfield College the weekend of March 1. Both divers competed in the three-meter dive on Friday during the Regional’s events. Sagaille scored a 417.55, earning him a 14th place spot in the field, while Robertson scored a 409.85, earning him 16th place.

The following day, both divers competed in the one-meter dive. Sagaille placed 12th out of 18 competitors with a score of 411, while Robertson earned 14th place with a score of 382.20.

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