Swimming & Diving breaks 13 school records at nationals
FORT PIERCE, FL – Building on their momentum from regionals, the Herkimer Generals swimming & diving program traveled to Indian River State College to compete in the 2016 national championship. When the four-day competition was over, both men and women placed ninth overall, and compiled 13 school records and 40 best times after 50 total events.
The men received College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) accolades in seven of their 12 events. Nicholas Herrlett (Rotterdam, NY) again led the way in diving, capturing third place in both one-meter and three-meter. The freshman totaled 335.45 in one-meter and 281.50 in three-meter, earning CSCAA All-American honors in the process. That wasn’t is however for Herrlett, as he also received an honorable mention in the 50 yd. Breaststroke, placing 12th with a 34.64.
Receiving the other four CSCAA honorable mentions were Jacob Cardinal (Newport, NY), Nicholas Lanckton (Holland Patent, NY), Dean Schrider (Holland Patent, NY) and Cameron Roten (Johnstown, NY). Each swam together in four different relays, finishing with two seventh place, one ninth and one 10th place spot. Both seventh place finishes came in the 400 yd. Medley Relay (4:08.07) and 800 yd. Freestyle Relay (8:11.24). The ninth place finish came in the 200 yd. Medley Relay (1:51.47) and 10th place finish came in the 400 yd. Freestyle Relay (3:35.14).
As for the women, they had one more honorable mention than the men, getting an individual award from Corinne Richer (Clinton, NY) after the sophomore placed 12th in the 400 yd. Individual Medley (5:28.65). After that, Richer joined forces with Jordan Mercer (Oneida, NY), Hannah Watts (Norwich, NY) and Jensen VanNostrand (Macedon, NY) to also do well in their four relays. The group swam for seventh in the 800 yd. Freestyle (9:49.83), eighth in the 400 yd. Medley Relay (5:00.61), ninth in the 200 yd. Freestyle Relay (2:00.91) and 10th in the 400 yd. Freestyle Relay (4:30.61).
Men 9th Overall (126 Points)
50 yd. Breaststroke (12th 34.64) Herrlett
1000 yd. Freestyle (24th 12:01.75) Lanckton
Three-Meter Diving (3rd 281.50 Points) Herrlett
200 yd. Medley Relay (9th 1:51.47) Cardinal, Lanckton, Schrider, Roten
50 yd. Backstroke (15th 27.86) Roten
400 yd. Medley Relay (7th 4:08.07) Roten, Lanckton, Schrider, Cardinal
100 yd. Breaststroke (15th 1:09.58) Schrider
One-Meter Diving (3rd 335.45) Herrlett
800 yd. Freestyle Relay (7th 8:11.24) Lanckton, Schrider, Cardinal, Roten
1650 yd. Freestyle (17th 19:50.77) Lanckton
200 yd. Breaststroke (13th 2:36.34) Schrider
400 yd. Freestyle Relay (10th 3:35.14) Lanckton, Schrider, Cardinal, Roten
Women 9th Overall (107 Points)
50 yd. Breaststroke (14th 38.54) Mercer
1000 yd. Freestyle (14th 12:43.62) Richer
200 yd. Individual Medley (12th 2:33.50) VanNostrand
200 yd. Freestyle Relay (9th 2:00.91) Mercer, Watts, Richer, VanNostrand
400 yd. Individual Medley (12th 5:28.65) Richer
400 yd. Medley Relay (8th 5:00.61) Watts, Mercer, VanNostrand, Richer
100 yd. Breaststroke (15th 1:24.00) Mercer
200 yd. Butterfly (13th 2:46.53) Richer
800 yd. Freestyle Relay (7th 9:49.83) Mercer, Richer, Watts, VanNostrand
1650 yd. Freestyle Relay (15th 21:16.82) Richer
200 yd. Backstroke (14th 2:32.72) VanNostrand
200 yd. Breaststroke (15th 3:03.05) Mercer
400 yd. Freestyle Relay (10th 4:30.61) Mercer, Richer, Watts, VanNostrand