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Swimming & Diving Teams Sweep Tri-Meet at Penn State Behrend

ERIE, PA — The Frostburg State men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams each lengthened their respective winning streaks last weekend with sweeps of Penn State Altoona and Penn State Behrend.

The men posted a 77-28 win over Behrend and a 39-22 victory over Altoona for their sixth and seventh wins in a row, while the women defeated Altoona 69-39 and bested Behrend 62-45 to extend their winning streak to four.

In men’s action, freshman Ross Herman (Winston Churchill/N. Potomac, Md.), sophomore C.C. Williams (Fort Mill/Fort Mill, S.C.) and seniors Ryan Kentrus (Patuxent/Lusby, Md.) and Brian Flynn (Shepaug Valley/Bridgewater, Conn.) combined to win the 200-medley relay (1:49.52).

In the 200-freestyle relay, the team of Kentrus, Flynn, Herman and sophomore Chris Williams (Baltimore City College/Baltimore, Md.) won with a time of 1:33.26. Herman also captured the 200-backstroke (2:11.33).

Sophomore Sean Leaman (Bethesda-Chevy Chase/Bethesda, Md.) captured the 1,000-freestyle (10:56.16) and the 500-freestyle (5:18.54), while senior Ben Marrapodi (C.Milton Wright/Forest Hill, Md.) won the 200-IM (2:09.28), the 100-butterfly (58.64) and the 200-breaststroke (2:25.19).

Marrapodi has won six straight events over the past two meets.

In the 50-freestyle, Chris Williams and Flynn took first and second place, respectively. Chris Williams posted a time of 22.42, while Flynn turned in a mark of 22.60. Chris Williams also won the 100-freestyle (49.55).

Sophomore Steven Ramsey (Magruder/Olney, Md.) won the one-meter diving competition with a score of 144.10.

On the women’s side, sophomore Kristin Moats (Loudoun County/Leesburg, Va.) posted three wins on the day. Moats captured the 200-IM (2:19.73), the 100-butterfly (1:02.65) and the 200-breaststroke (2:42.27).

Sophomore Heather Hamor (Lackey/Nanjemoy, Md.) left the competition behind, winning the 1,000-freestyle (11:18.87), 8.26 seconds shy of the school record of 11:10.61 set by Michelle Mazur in 1995.

Junior Audrey Shipe (Southern Garrett/Oakland, Md.) won the one-meter diving event with a score of 185.65, while junior Melody Hanna (Beall/Frostburg, Md.) won the 100-freestyle (58.33).

"They are nearing the end of a tough season," said head coach Troy Strieby. "I am very proud of each swimmer and diver. They are finishing strong with championships 13 days away. Our team is looking to represent FSU with pride and determination."

The squad returns to action Feb. 12-14 when it travels to the AMCC Classic to be held at the Grove City Invitational in Grove City, Pa.

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