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The Fredonia State women claimed the 2012 Blue Devil Swimming and Diving Invitational title on Sunday. The Devils total of 1,102 points was nearly 400 points better than second-place Saint Vincent. Eight teams participated in the three-day event.
The evening session saw the Devils claim four events. Lizzy Lodinsky set a new team record in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:57.57. Natalia Wilkins set a team record in the 400 IM with a mark of 4:44.16.
Elizabeth Schake was first in the 100 butterfly. Her time of 58.68 seconds was .01 seconds shy of the school mark.
The Devils claimed the evening's final event, capturing the 400 freestyle relay in a time of 3:40.00. Schake, Rachel Morgano, Lodinsky and Emily Ginty comprised the winning quartet. The Blue Devil 'B' squad finished third in the event in a time of 3:45.02. Kristen Champoux, Sam Rokos, Jennifer Smith and Wilkins made up that group.
The Devils also scored well in the 200 breast stroke. Wilkins (2:30.00) and Andrasek (2:31.77) finished second and third, respectively.
Men finish second at Blue Devil Invite
The Fredonia State men claimed second place in the 2012 Blue Devil Swimming and Diving Invitational on Sunday. The Devils totaled 617 points, second only to Penn State Behrend's 890. A total of eight colleges competed.
The evening session did not yield a winner for the Blue and White, but there were several standout performances.
John Estanislau and Liam Jones finished second and third, respectively, in the 100 butterfly. Estanislau finished in 52.29 seconds, while Jones touched out at 54.00.
Andrew Case was second in the 400 IM in a time of 4:29.75. Eric Jordan turned in a third-place finish in the 100 back stroke (53.95 seconds) after finishing first in the preliminaries.
The 400 freestyle relay team finished second. Their time of 3:12.28 would have been a pool record if not for the Penn State Behrend squad timing out in 3:11.99. The four Devils participating were Estanislau, Jones, William Baker and Case.