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UR’s swimming and diving teams took care of business when they hosted Union College on Saturday, Nov. 10, the men winning 201-97 and the women 206-92. The ’Jackets also bested Nazareth College on Sunday, Nov. 11 — 185-93 for the men and 163-122 for the women.

 
The men claimed multiple individual and team victories on Saturday. Sophomores Pasu Porapokkham, Russell Rosenkranz and Brian Wong and senior Adam Bossert took home the win in the 200-yard medley relay. Wong took first place in the 200 and 100 yard fly as well, and Porapokkham was a part of the winning 400 freestyle relay team along with fellow sophomores Rory Affoon, Chris Doser and James Frauen. Frauen also took first in the 200 backstroke while Affoon claimed victory in the 100 freestyle with a time of 0:48.02.

 
Other multiple race winners for UR included freshman Mitchell Gray in the 1000- and 500-yard freestyle and fellow freshman Dylan Skarkey in the 200 freestyle, breaststroke and individual medley. Sophomore Pat Davis took first place in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:01.70, while senior Elliot Lasher was best on the 3-meter board with a score of 237.82.

 
The women also showed their dominance over Union, earning many individual and team victories. The relay team made up of freshman Vicky Luan, sophomores Teresa Xu and Avery Palardy and junior Karen Meess took first in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Luan also won the 50 freestyle, Xu took the 200 backstroke and 500 freestyle, Palardy the 200 freestyle and Meess the 100 backstroke.

 
Another UR relay team consisting of sophomores Lauren Bailey and Meg Waring, Meess and Luan took home a victory in the 400 freestyle. Bailey went on to win three other events — the 200 fly, 100 freestyle and 200 individual medley, while her relay teammate, Waring, had the best time in the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke.

 
Seniors Stephanie Bolin and Sara Spielman claimed victories for the ’Jackets as well. Bolin swam the 100 fly in 1:02.63 and Spielman took first in both the 3-meter and 1-meter board.

 
On Sunday against Nazareth, the ’Jackets took home enough victories to claim the win for both the men and women again. The men totaled 12 race wins while the women tallied 10. Lasher broke UR’s diving record for men, with a score of 267.97 in six dives from the 3-meter board.

 
Both teams will comepete in a three-school meet against Allegheny College, Carnegie Mellon University and Washington and Lee University on Saturday, Nov. 17.

 
Gauthier is a member of the class of 2014.



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