Bartlett claims SUNYAC 3-meter title for Blue Devils

BUFFALO — For the third straight year, Fredonia senior Meghan Bartlett was crowned winner of women’s 3-meter driving at the State University of New York Athletic Conference Swimming & Diving championship meet Thursday.

Barlett had a finals score of 516.05 points after posting a preliminary score of 523.90. She won the title by 29 1/2 points while senior teammate Sam Kowalewski finished fifth with 430.20 points.

The pair earned 34 of Fredonia’s 80 team points on the first day of the three-day meet at the Flickinger Center in downtown Buffalo. They will be back in action Saturday during the 1-meter competition.

The Blue Devils’ other scoring Thursday came in relays — 24 points for a seventh-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay and 22 points for an eighth-place in the 400 medley relay. They ended Day 1 sixth out of nine teams.

Men’s Swimming & Diving

Fredonia 2nd after Thursday’s SUNYAC session

BUFFALO — Fredonia finished in second place Thursday night following a full day of competition at the 2017 SUNYAC Swimming & Diving championship meet at the Flickinger Center.

The night began with a fifth-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay. Liam Jones, Troy Lubanski, Jake Favret and Bill Bradley (Dunkirk) covered the distance in 1:26.51.

The evening ended with a third in the 400 medley relay. The quartet of Lubanski, Adam Clouthier, Bradley and Jones touched out in 3:30.41 — four-tenths of one second off the school record.

In between the two relays, the Blue Devils earned points in all three of Thursday’s individual finals. Graham Jones was fourth in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:44.38, Ben Chatley finished 15th.

Clouthier and Lubanski were fifth and sixth, respectively, in the 200 individual medley in 1:57.12 and 1:57.27. Favret was 13th.

Bradley and Liam Jones were 12th and 13th, respectively, in the 50 freestyle.

With 156 team points, Fredonia trails only Geneseo — the heavy pre-meet favorite — and leads New Paltz by 19.5 points heading into today’s competition.