COBLESKILL, N.Y. – The Wells College men's and women's swimming programs will be participating in the 2012-13 North Eastern Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships starting Friday, Feb. 15 and concluding on Sunday, Feb. 17. The championships, held on the campus of SUNY Cobleskill within the college's Bouck Hall Natatorium, will include the Express, the Wildcats of Cazenovia College, the Bison of Gallaudet University, the Screaming Eagles of the College of Saint Elizabeth as well as the host Fighting Tigers.
Each day will begin with the preliminary round sessions, commencing at 10:00 a.m. followed by each day's event championship round sessions starting at 6:00 p.m. The championship round on Sunday will begin at 5:00 p.m. Admission for each day is set at $5.00 for adults and $3.00 per day for students – children under five years of age will be admitted for free, as will SUNY Cobleskill students with valid identification.
The women's swimming program will enter this year's postseason as the reigning NEAC champions, claiming the first title in program history last year by posting 460.5 points, edging second place Cazenovia by 39 total points. The men's swim team last captured the NEAC title in the 2009-10 season, claiming the first NEAC championship for Wells College in school history.
This season, the women's swim team set the program record for victories in a season, swimming to an 8-4 overall record in head-to-head meets. The previous record for the Express was seven victories in one season dating back to 1981-82. Freshman Hilary Feudale (Coal Township, Pa.) cracked the top-three times in program history in three separate events, including the Women's 50 Yard Freestyle (3rd all-time, 26.65, 1/16/13), the Women's 100 Yard Backstroke (2nd all-time, 1:07.04, 1/19/13) and the Women's 200 Yard Backstroke (3rd all-time, 2:30.29, 1/11/13).
Freshman Nina Daniels (Pittsford, N.Y.) secured an eighth place time in the Women's 1,000 Yard Freestyle on Jan. 19, 2013 and both Daniels and classmate Stephanie Todd (Norwich, N.Y.) placed seventh and 10th, respectively, all time in the Women's 1,650 Yard Freestyle on Jan. 16, 2013.
The men's swimming team almost rewrote the entire program's record books in 2012-13 as each of the team's eight current members all have a time within the top-10 in program history. Junior Matthew Sleezer (Gloversville, N.Y.) set the program's top times in both the Men's 50 Yard Freestyle (22.48, 11/3/12) and the Men's 1,000 Yard Freestyle (11:36.93, 10/11/12) while freshman Patrick Munroe (Williamsville, N.Y.) holds the program's top time in the Men's 200 Yard Butterfly (2:20.52, 1/11/13). In total, this year's men's team created 36 new top-10 times in the record book.
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April 30, 2013 Wells Student-Athletes Honored At Athletics Awards Ceremony
February 26, 2013 Men’s and Women’s Swimming All-Conference Teams Announced
February 17, 2013 CHAMPIONS! Men’s and Women’s Swimming Earn NEAC Titles
February 16, 2013 Men’s Swimming In First After Day Two At NEAC Championships
February 5, 2013 Swimming Teams To Participate At NEAC Championships
January 31, 2013 30 Student-Athletes Earn Placement On Wells College Dean’s List
January 26, 2013 Men’s Swimming, Cazenovia Settle For 59-59 Draw
January 21, 2013 Munroe Draws Second-Straight NEAC Weekly Award
January 19, 2013 Men’s Swimming Falls To Pitt-Bradford, 62-32
January 16, 2013 Men’s Swimming Defeats Alfred State, 56-31
January 14, 2013 Munroe Selected As NEAC Student-Athlete of the Week
January 11, 2013 Monroe Sets 200 Yard Butterfly Mark In Loss To Buffalo State
December 3, 2012 Munroe Earns NEAC Student-Athlete of the Week Recognition
December 1, 2012 Men’s Swimming Defeats Gallaudet, Edged By SUNY Cobleskill
November 12, 2012 Sleezer Named NEAC Student-Athlete Of The Week
November 10, 2012 Program Record Set In 75-45 Loss To Utica
November 3, 2012 Express Drop 104-78 Decision At SUNY Brockport
October 22, 2012 Swim Teams To Participate In “Hour Of Power” Event
October 22, 2012 Sleezer Draws NEAC Swimming Student-Athlete Of The Week Honors
October 13, 2012 Men’s Swimming Competes At Hartwick Relays
September 29, 2012 Men’s Swimming Edges Bard College at Simons Rock