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Seven Swimmers Earn All-Region
Seven members of the Alfred State College swimming team have earned All-Region honors. Five members of the Region III Runner-up men's team earned All-Region honors while two members of the women's 3rd place team were honored.
Alex Newell (Binghamton) led the way with All-Region honors in four events. He earned 2nd team honors in the 500 free (5:04.20), the 200 back (2:05.10), and the 1650 free (17:56.79). He also was part of the winning 400 medley relay team that earned 1st team honors with a time of 3:50.13. In that relay he was joined by Brett Kozlowski (N. Tonawanda), Daniel Langworthy (Peekskill), and Phillip Valenta (Maine Endwell).
Kozlowski also earned 1st team honors in the 400 IM (4:38.30) and 2nd place honors in the 200 IM (2:08.61), Langworthy was 2nd team All-Region in the 50 free (23.42) and the 100 free (51.70), and Valenta was 1st team in the 200 breast (2:30.06) and 2nd team in the 400 IM (4:54.52).
Paul Congdon (Bath) earned 2nd team All-Region honors with a time of 58.75 in the 100 fly.
On the women's side Kaitlyn Corbett (Clarence) earned 1st team honors in the 200 free (2:08.61) and 2nd team honors in the 100 back (1:06.28) while Jessica Chan (New Hyde Park) earned 2nd team honors in the 200 IM (2:33.00).
These seven athletes along with Becca Mastasio (Canandaigua), Brett Au (N. Tonawanda), Kevin Minderlein (Salesianum), and Sean Valvano (Newark) at the NJCAA National Championships this week in Fort Pierce, FL. Action starts on Wednesday afternoon at Indian River CC. To follow the action visit: www.ircc.edu