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Swimming and Diving Wraps Up Regular Season with a Sweep Over Altoona
02/03/2003

Both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams came away with victories over Penn State Altoona in the final meet of the regular season. The men won 131-80, while the women dominated 109-77.

The victory provides the Bobcats with some momentum, as they will head into the AMCC Classic/Grove City Invitational before the National Division III Championships.

The women were again paced by freshman Kristin Moats (Loudoun County/Leesburg, Va.) who came away victories in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:23.75 and in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 58.19. She was also a member of the winning 200-yard medley relay team that recorded a time of 2:09.50.

Freshman Chris Williams (Baltimore City College/Baltimore, Md.) and junior John Mayden (Arlington Baptist/Baltimore, Md.) led the men as Mayden won the 200-yard freestyle (1:52.64) and he won the 100-yard freestyle (50.37). Williams also won two events, the 50-yard freestyle (22.67) and was a member of the 200-yard medley relay (1:47.00). He also finished second behind Mayden in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 50.57, only two-tenths of a second behind.

Other winners for the Bobcats were senior Siona Walsh (Bellows Free Academy/Twin Falls, Idaho), sophomore Kim Kaiser (Severna/Severna Park, Md.) and sophomore Melody Hanna (Beall/Frostburg, Md.) who were teamed with Moats in the 200-yard medley relay. Freshman Heather Hamor (Lackey/Nanjemoy, Md.) won in the 1000-yard freestyle (11:49.01). Walsh was also victorious in the 50-yard freestyle (28.59) and the 100-yard backstroke (1:15.83). Hanna was also a winner in the 100-yard butterfly (1:10.70). Senior diver Cindy Reese (Westminster/Westminster, Md.) was again a winner from the 1-meter board (224.95).

Juniors Jeff Cameron (Mt. Saint Joseph/Columbia, Md.) and Ben Marrapodi (C. Milton Wright/Bel Air, Md.), along with freshman Williams and Jay Ferrari (Riverhill/Columbia, Md.) won the 200-yard medley relay (1:47.00). Freshman Sean Leaman (Bethesda-Chevy Chase/Bethesda, Md.) won the 1000-yard freestyle (11:23.78). Ferrari was also victorious in the 100-yard butterfly (55.37). Junior Greg Barnhart (Damascus/Damascus, Md.) won the 500-yard freestyle (5:37.29).

The victory for the men improves their record to 6-4 and the women’s team also moves to 6-4 while extending their winning streak to 5 in a row.

Frostburg State University now looks ahead to the AMCC Classic/Grove City Invitational on February 20-22, 2003 before they compete at the Division III National Championships in March.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu