FREDONIA, N.Y. – The Oswego State swimming and diving teams wrapped up the third and final day of the Fredonia Invitational on Sunday, with the men’s team placing third out of eight squads with 541 points and the women’s team placing fourth out of nine squads with 427.5 points. The Lakers take more than a month off from competition before returning to action on Saturday, Jan. 14, against Potsdam at Laker Pool.
The Laker men were propelled by a program-record-setting performance by Jordan Prophet (Fr., Brockville, Ont.), whose first-place time of 4:11.57 in the 400 IM was 24.49 seconds faster than the second-place competitor. Prophet’s swim bettered the former program standard of 4:14.37, which Greg Doyle set in 2008. Prophet competed on two relays on Sunday as well. He teamed up with Dereck Harmon (Jr., Clinton, Mass.), Brandon Hatch (Sr., Plattsburgh, N.Y.) and Nick Dupree (Sr., Vestal, N.Y.) in the 200 medley relay to place fifth (1:41.48), while he partnered with Dupree, Kyle Hoag (Sr., Dansville, N.Y.) and Andrew Minnick (So., Latham, N.Y.) in the Lakers’ third-place effort in the 400 freestyle relay (3:17.46).
Prophet finished the weekend with three program records, though, as he won the 200 individual medley on Friday with a school-record time of 1:56.82 besting the previous mark of 1:59.70 set by Dan Callinan in 2006 and the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:54.48. The previous mark of 1:56.71 was set by Jacob VanEtten in 2009.
Joseph O’Brien (Jr., Middletown, N.Y.) and Justin Berrios (Fr., Bronx, N.Y.) kicked off the session on the 1-meter board and gave Oswego State crucial points, placing ninth and 10th with scores of 327.50 and 315.40, respectively.
Minnick came in seventh in the 200 freestyle (1:51.33), while Dupree and Hoag followed by finishing in sequence in the 100 butterfly, with Dupree winning the consolation final with a time of 56.66 and Hoag finishing 10th (57.15).
The Lakers excelled in the 400 IM beyond Prophet, as Tom Schmid (So., Liverpool, N.Y.) touched fifth with a time of 4:41.98, while Matthew Pamlanye (So., Holbrook, N.Y.) took seventh (4:45.49). Three Oswego State swimmers also finished in the top 10 in the 100 butterfly, with Adam Weber (Jr., Clarence, N.Y.) placing fifth (56.84), Hatch placing sixth (57.47) and Rudy Trosin (Fr., Walworth, N.Y.) placing ninth (57.04). Harmon rounded out the Laker men who ranked in the top 10 with a 10th-place performance in the 200 breaststroke (2:23.98).
Katie Maye (Sr., Binghamton, N.Y.) paced the Oswego State women, boasting a third-place finish in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:34.92. She also swam the breaststroke leg on the Lakers’ fourth-place 200 medley relay, as she combined with Erin Molloy (So., Canandaigua, N.Y.), Molly Heagerty (Sr., Fulton, N.Y.) and Ivy Lopez (Fr., Oswego, N.Y.) to clock a time of 1:56.11.
Katie Flood (So., Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.) made the championship final in the 200 freestyle and charted a sixth-place time of 2:03.21, while Stacy Cich (So., Grand Island, N.Y.) was 10th in the event with a 2:05.19.
Heagerty and Kasey Simmons (So., Cicero, N.Y.) each took 10th in their respective events; Heagerty went a 1:05.06 in the 100 butterfly, while Simmons stopped the clock at 5:20.31 in the 400 IM. Molloy and Lopez each placed among the top 10 in the 100 backstroke, ranking seventh (1:05.31) and ninth (1:06.49), respectively.
In the meet’s final event, the 400 freestyle relay, the contingent of Flood, Cich, Laurie Jackson (So., Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) and Heagerty turning in a fourth-place time of 3:48.74.