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Swimming & Diving Sweeps Holy Cross

WORCESTER, Mass., Oct. 29, 2003 -- The SC men's and women's swimming & diving teams opened the 2003-2004 campaign with convincing victories at Division I Holy Cross on Wednesday night.

The SC men, which placed 16th at last season's NCAA Division III Championships, posted a 140-84 win. On the women's side, the Pride, which is coming off a 15th-place finish at the NCAAs in '02-'03, rolled to a 134-104 triumph.

Junior Jeff Doornweerd (Meriden, Conn.) had a terrific opening night, winning the 200-yard IM (2:04.16) and swimming legs on two victorious relays. Junior Louis Arruda (West Warwick, R.I.) won two events: the 200-yard butterfly (2:03.75) and the 1000 freestyle (10:36.34). Sophomore All-American Mike Shaw (Westfield, Mass.) swept the one and three-meter dives.

Junior All-American Megan Skinner (Acton, Mass.) led the SC women by swimming to first in the 200 freestyle (2:01.71) and the 200 backstroke (2:12.94). She also swam on the winning 400 medley relay (4:14.17). Senior Beth Byron (Haverhill, Mass.) won the 200 breastroke (2:34.44) and joined Skinner on the 400 medley relay team.

SC Men 140, Holy Cross 84
SC Women 134, Holy Cross 104

SC Individual Times
Women's 400 Medley Relay
Skinner,Byron, Hart, Denza, 4:14.17
Mueller,Richards, Hruska, McCormick, 4:28.51
Moore, Courchesne, Clark, Paar, 4:44.49

Men's 400 Medley Relay
Craig, Debolli, Leshnick, Doornweerd, 3:56.91
K. McCloskey,Forys, Bodington, Beila, 4:23.52

Women's 1000 Free
Kuliga, 11:14.76
O'Hara, 11:36.28 Kuntz, 11:44.04

Men's 1000 Free
Arruda, 10:36.34
P. McCloskey, 10:56.00

Women's 200 Free
Skinner, 2:01.71
Nickerson, 2:07.13
S. Strout, 2:07.42

Men's 200 Free
Ryan, 1:51.70
Mahoney, 1:55.77
Shea, 2:03.37

Women's 50 Free
DeFoe, 25.79
Hart, 26.19
Denza, 26.75

Men's 50 Free
Leshnick, 23.63
LeCompte, 24.13
Beila, 25.06

Women's 200 I.M.
E. Strout, 2:23.03
Dennis, 2:23.25
Hargis, 2:27.46

Men's 200 I.M.
Doornweerd, 2:04.16
Moran, 2:07.58
DeBolli, 2:23.14

Women's 200 Butterfly
Hruska, 2:25.12
Clark, 2:34.19
Paar, 2:42.45

Men's 200 Butterfly
Arruda, 2:03.75
Craig, 2:07.12

Women's 100 Free
DeFoe, 55.44
McCormick, 57.92
Van Laethem, 1:01.99

Men's 100 Free
Leshnick, 52.03
Snow, 54.17
Bodington, 59.46

Women's 200 Back
Skinner, 2:12.94
Mueller, 2:22.13
Sharkey, 2:29.94

Men's 200 Back
Moran, 2:12.56
LeCompte, 2:16.77
K. McCloskey, 2:22.37

Women's 500 Free
S. Strout, 5:28.65
Nickerson, 5:46.02
VanDerBeken, 5:49.59

Women's 200 Breastroke
Byron, 2:34.44
Courchesne, 2:50.41
Richards, 2:54.43

Men's 200 Breastroke
Debolli, 2:35.12
Shea, 2:39.29
Forys, 2:46.19

Women's 200 Free Relay
DeFoe, Kuliga, O'Hara, E. Strout , 1:46.00
Hargis, Dennis, VanDerbeken, Mueller, 1:49.41
VanLaethem, Kuntz, Moore, Sharkey, 1:54.91

Men's 200 Free Relay
Mahoney, Craig, P. McCloskey, Ryan, 1:32.22
Doornweerd, Show, Shea, Arruda, 1:33.04
Bodington,Forys, Beila, K. McCloskey, 1:48.42

Women's 500 Free
S. Strout, 5:28.65
Nickerson, 5:46.02
VanDerBeken, 5:49.59

Men's 500 Free
Ryan, 5:10.12
P. McCloskey, 5:19.94

Women's 1 meter diving
Tremblay, 218.10
Feduke, 202.50
Shencavitz, 170.60

Men's 3 meter diving
Shaw, 271.80
Phillips, 228.00

Women's 3 meter diving
Tremblay, 236.17
Feduke , 216.70
Babcock, 182.00

Men's 1 meter diving
Shaw, 257. 90
Phillips, 189.52
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