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Swimming Loses to Savannah Art & Design
01/10/2007

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Juniors Shannon Dunnigan (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) and Brandon Thornton (Columbia, Md./Oakland Mills (Howard CC)) had solid outings but it wasn’t enough as the Frostburg State swimming teams were swept by Savannah Art & Design Wednesday afternoon.

The Bobcat men lost 124-56 while the women fell 104-45.

Dunnigan captured the 500-yard freestyle title in 5:48.18 and then combined with senior Megan Falls (Swedesboro, N.J./Kingsway Regional) and sophomores Malinda Yost (Glen Burnie, Md./Old Mill) and Michelle Nash (Columbia, Md./Hammond) to win the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:59.29. Dunnigan later finished second in the 1,650-yard freestyle (19:17.27).

Falls also had a good meet with a runner-up and a third-place finish. She was second in the 500-yard freestyle (6:07.26) and third in the 200-yard freestyle (2:19.99).

Yost was third in the 100-yard freestyle (1:01.67) and freshman Sarah Sweet (Kensington, Md./Holy Cross Academy) recorded third in the 100-yard backstroke (1:26.95).

Thornton had the best overall meet on the men’s side. He captured victory in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:10.47) and teamed with juniors Nate Haugh (Purcellville, Va./Loudoun Valley) and Will Cross (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville) and freshman Matt Horton (Centerville, Va./Westfield) to win the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:48.38.

Freshman Griffen Williams (Fort Mill, S.C./Fort Mill) captured victory in the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 5:29.09 and Horton recorded second in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:17.38.

Individually, Cross had a second and third-place finish. He was runner-up in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:59.34 and third in the 200-yard freestyle in 200-yard freestyle in 2:09.61.

Frostburg State returns to action tomorrow when it travels to La Grange at 8:00 pm.

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