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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

-Giorgio Varlaro

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