The Oswego State women’s swimming and diving team finished the Fredonia Invitational where it started by compiling 428 points for a fourth-place finish. The Laker men placed sixth after registering 325 points. Host Fredonia took first place on the women’s side with 774 points followed closely by Denison, which recorded 758 points, while the Penn State-Behrend men finished first with 767.5 points.
The Laker women had a strong showing in the 200 IM with three swimmers qualifying for the final round. Katie Flood, Keriann Earl, and Katie Maye placed fifth (2:26.09), sixth (2:27.13), and eighth (2:30.59), respectively. Earl also finished eighth in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:22.37.
On the men’s side, Adam Weber touched the wall third in the 200 backstroke with a result of 2:06.13. The men’s 200 medley relay team of Brandon Hatch, Conor Harrington, Nick Dupree, and Weber finished in sixth place with a time of 1:45.14, while the women’s 200 medley relay team of Nikki Dean, Maye, Emily Plummer, and Katie Russell was eighth (2:02.09).
In the final race of the meet, the 400 free relay, Flood, Ashley Rode, Molly Heagerty, and Plummer placed seventh (3:54.20) for the women and Kyle Lounsberry, Kyle Hoag, Matt Pamlanye, and Dupree finished fifth (3:21.62).
Oswego State returns to competition Saturday, Jan. 15 at Potsdam for a dual meet.