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SLU Butterflier Sets School Record In Title Swim

For the second year in a row, St. Lawrence University sophomore Riley Gobora shattered her own school record en route to the Liberty League title in the 100-yard butterfly.

On the second day of the conference championships at Ithaca College, Gobora posted the fastest time in Day 2's preliminary session by nearly a second, finishing in 57.45 seconds, just five-hundredths of a second shy of the school record she set last year. She won the final in 57.16 seconds, beating her nearest competitor by 0.77 seconds and shaving 0.24 seconds off of her own school record.

Madeline Holodnik qualified for an "A" final for the second consecutive day, finishing ninth in the 200 freestyle. Emily McCormick (17th place, 200 free), Brittany DeRogatis (23rd place, 400 individual medley) and Tessa Hilt (24th place, 100 butterfly) qualified for "C" finals for the Saints.

Through 20 events, the Saints sit in seventh place in the team standings with 278 points. The meet will continue on Friday and conclude on Saturday.

St. Lawrence "A" Finalists

Riley Gobora - First place, 100 butterfly (57.16 finals, 57.45 prelims)

Madeline Holodnik - Eighth place, 200 free (1:58.03 finals, 1:58.41 prelims)

St. Lawrence "C" Finalists

Emily McCormick - 17th place, 200 free (1:59.18 finals, 2:00.77 prelims)

Brittany DeRogatis - 23rd place, 400 IM (5:08.43 finals, 5:07.43 prelims)

Tessa Hilt - 24th place, 100 butterfly (1:08.54 finals, 1:06.71 prelims)

St. Lawrence Relays

200 free "A" relay (Hailey Alvarado, Kate Beland, Anna Sandt, Christina Felchner) - Eighth place (1:45.36 finals, 1:47.00 prelims)

400 medley "A" relay (Gobora, McCormick, Amanda Meurer, Holodnik) - Eighth place (4:10.31 finals, 4:10.33 prelims)

200 free "B" relay (Erin Behrens, Hilt, DeRogatis, Makenna Burr) - 17th place (1:52.98 finals, 1:52.43 prelims)

400 medley "B" relay (Alvarado, Sandt, Hilt, Beland) - 18th place (4:25.27 finals, 4:29.04 prelims)

Other St. Lawrence Competitors

Burr - 25th place, 400 IM (5:19.58); 29th place, 100 butterfly (1:08.33)

Meurer - 25th place, 200 free (2:02.90)

Sandt - 31st place, 200 free (2:08.48)

MEN’S RECAP

Isaac Brinkman finished in 12th place in the 200-yard freestyle to lead the St. Lawrence University men's swimming and diving team at the Liberty League Championships on Thursday at Ithaca College.

Brinkman finished the race in one minute, 47.95 seconds to place fourth in the "B" final.

Doug Connell and Johannes Erlandsen qualified for the "C" final in the 200 free, finishing in 22nd and 23rd, respectively.

The trio was joined by Andrew Han to finish in eighth place in the 200 free relay.

Through 20 events, the Saints sit in ninth place in the team standings with 112.5 points, 15.5 points behind Bard.

The meet will continue on Friday and conclude on Saturday.

St. Lawrence "B" Finalists

Isaac Brinkman - T-12th place, 200 free (1:47.95 finals, 1:48.60 prelims)

St. Lawrence "C" Finalists

Doug Connell - 22nd place, 200 free (1:51.40 finals, 1:50.73 prelims)

Johannes Erlandsen - 23rd place, 200 free (1:52.67 finals, 1:52.85 prelims)

St. Lawrence Relays

200 free "A" relay (Han, Brinkman, Erlandsen, Connell) - Eighth place (1:33.74 finals, 1:34.92 prelims)

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