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Men's Swim Team Wins Again, Women take 3rd
The Alfred State College men's swim team remained undefeated in invitationals (5th straight invitational title) on Saturday at the Delhi Spring Distance Invitational. The women's team finished 3rd out of seven teams competing.
The Pioneers won 11 events on the day. The men's 400 medley relay team of Alex Newell (Binghamton), Phillip Valenta (Maine Endwell), Brett Kozlowski (N. Tonawanda), and Dan Langworthy (Peekskill) broke the Delhi pool record with a swim of 3:59.89.while the men's 800 free relay team (Kozlowski, Valenta, Paul Condon-Bath, and Newell) won in 8:11.48. In individual events, Newell won the 1650 free (19:01.91) and the the 200 back (2:11.75 - new pool record), Kozlowski won the 400 IM with another new pool record (4:38.63) and Kozlowski won the 500 free (5:08.76), and Phillip Valenta (Maine Endwell) won the 200 breast (2:36.98).
On the women's side the 800 free relay team of Kailtyn Corbett (Clarence), Jssica Chan (New Hyde Park), Becca Mastasio (Livonia), and Rachele Zanghi (Canandagiua) won with a time of 10:43.69. Corbett (Clarence) won the 200 free (2:14.52) and the 200 back (2:34.29), while Chan won the 50 free (28.32),
Second place finishes included the 400 medley relay team (5:15.88), Mastasio in the 50 free (29.31), Chan in the 100 free (53.64), Langworthy in the men's 100 free (53.64), Congdon in the 200 fly (2:31.14), and Sean Valvano (Newark) in the 200 breast (2:39.35).
The men's team accumulated 275 points on the day while the women scored 149 and trailed invitational winner SUNY Delhi by just 48 points.
The Pioneers swim in their final WNYAC double-dual meet of the year on Wednesday when they travel to Jamestown CC to take on the Jayhawks and Erie CC. Action is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.