Lee and Reino headline Clarkson Swimming & Diving at Middlebury Invite

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Middlebury, Vermont – Senior Taylor Lee had three top-10 finishes and a freshman vincent rino found himself in the top five twice as Clarkson University’s swimming and diving program wrapped up its final regular season event at the Middlebury Invitational on Saturday.

The Golden Knights will now be out for a few weeks to prepare for the Liberty League Championship tie, which will be held at Ithaca College in mid-February.

In the first Friday night session, the top performer on each side was Taylor Lee while she finished fourth in the 50m breaststroke (32.04 seconds) and 12th in the 50m butterfly (28.63). The other women in the Knights’ top 10 were Beautiful Threesomewho finished seventh in the 50m backstroke (30.64), Paige Cutlerwho took sixth place in the 1 meter dive (195.90 points), Gabriela McSwieneywho finished seventh in the 1,000 freestyle (11:25.21), and Paige Fronczakwho finished eighth in the 50 freestyle (26.26). Amelie Kanner clocked the fastest time among Clarkson swimmers in the 200 individual medley, in 14and in 2:24.79.

Clarkson’s two relay teams were in the top six, while the group of Taylor Lee, Kaili Sacco, Beautiful Threesomeand Paige Fronczak finished fifth in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:44.66. This same group combined to place sixth in the 4,400 medley relay with a time of 4:18.59.

The top male runner-up was vincent rinowhile he placed fifth in the 50m backstroke in 27.33. Schuyler Thomas had the team’s best score in the 1-metre dive with 289.70 points, good enough for sixth place. Both Colin Urmaza and Tristan Miranda placed seventh in their respective events, as Urmaza swam the 50 breaststroke in 29.01 and Miranda finished the 1,000 freestyle in 10:33.38. Nicholas Miller was also in the top 10, finishing ninth in the 50 freestyle in 23.21 seconds. Jayden Seymour clocked Clarkson’s best time in the 200 IM (12th, 289.70) and Cooper Mattice finished 14th in the 50m butterfly (25.05).

At the 400 QN relay, the group of Cooper Mattice, Calvin Woolfolk, Michael Schröderand Nicholas Miller took fifth place with a time of 3:45.57, while Tim Jordan, vincent rino, Finn Halsteadand Miller finished the 200 freestyle in ninth place with a time of 1:32.30.

The second Saturday morning session saw the two Cooper Mattice and vincent rino come out. Mattice finished third in the 400 IM with a time of 4:29.64, while Reino’s time of 59.89 seconds was enough to finish third in the 100 backstroke. Both Michael Schröder and Calvin Woolfolk also finished 10th in their respective events, with Schroeder closing the 100m butterfly in 55.13 and Woolfolk hitting the pad in 1:03.16 in the 100m breaststroke. The best man in the 200m butterfly for Clarkson was Nicholas Miller, who finished 20th in 1:57.52. Clarkson’s quartet of Mattice, Miller, Miranda and Guillermo Barrios took fourth place in the 800 freestyle relay with a time of 7:35.89. The group of Mattice, Woolfolk, Schroeder and Miller finished eighth in the 200 medley relay in 1:42.47.

In the second session for women, Madelyn Nowicki had the best result, finishing seventh in the 400 individual IM in 5:02.93, but by Taylor Lee Eighth place was close as she finished the 100 breaststroke in 1:10.25. Beautiful Threesome (1:04.84, 100 back), Grace Girard (2:06.81, 200 butterfly), and Kaili Sacco (1:07.30, 100 fly) each finished 11th in their field. Clarkson’s women also finished fourth in the 800m freestyle relay thanks to Triolet, Lee, Fronczak and McSwieney (8:30.51) while Triolet, Lee, Sacco and Fronczak combined for a sixth place finish in the 200 medley relay (1:57.15).

The last session was relatively abbreviated when it played out compared to the first two sessions, but the Knights still put in an outstanding performance. Lee was fourth in the 200 breaststroke (2:32.82) while Triolet was eighth in the 200 backstroke (2:17.94), McSwieney was ninth in the 500 freestyle (5:28.46) and Fronczak was ninth in the 100 freestyle (57.09). ). This group of four also finished the competition in the 400 freestyle, combining a time of 3:51.56 to take 10th place in the event.

The men got a few more top-10s in the last session. Michael Schröder was sixth in the 200 backstroke (2:04.55) and seventh in the 200 butterfly (2:06.06) and Schuyler Thomas finished sixth in the 3-meter dive (273.45 points). Tim Jordan took seventh place in the 100m freestyle (49.68) and Calvin Woolfolk tied that spot in the 200 breaststroke (2:20.21). Tristan Miranda also finished eighth in the 500 freestyle (5:06.55). The quartet of Tim Jordan, Finn Halstead, Cooper Matticeand Nicholas Miller then finished the competition finishing 10th in the 400m freestyle relay with a time of 3:23.75.

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