Swimming and diving takes on Canisius

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, NY – Niagara’s men’s and women’s swim and dive programs will return to the pool against Canisius on Friday, January 21 and Saturday, January 22. The dual meet, originally planned at the Oxy Aquatic Center on the Niagara University campus, is now being held at the Koessler Athletic Center in downtown Buffalo.

Friday there is only diving and starts at 5pm while the swimmers compete from 1pm on Saturday

Niagara Notes
• The women are 5-0 in doubles this season, while the men are 1-2 in their head-to-head matches.
• The Purple and White broke 19 program records at the Zippy Invite in early December, marked by Katrina Wardner, who set three individual records (400 IM, 200 IM, 100 free) and was a member of four relay team records (200, 400, 800 free and 400 medley).
• Warnder also holds the program record in the 100 IM with a time of 59.05 at home against Nazareth.
Nathan Dragon also set three program records on the Zippy Invite in the 500, 1650 and 1000. He was also a 200 medley relay team member setting a new program best time.
• Dragon was named MAAC Swimmer of the Week on December 8 and joined John Furner as the two Niagara student athletes earning a MAAC Weekly Award this season.
• Furner was named MAAC Diver of the Week on November 3 after scoring 260.33 in the 3-meter and 287.55 in the 1-meter against Nazareth.
• On the women’s side, Wardner and Sydney Sarkis were named MAAC Swimmer and Diver of the Week on October 13.
• Wardner took victories in four different events against Binghamton and Siena, including the 50 Free, 100 Free and 200 IM with times of 24.52, 53.33 and 2:10.90 respectively. The graduate student was also a member of the 400 free relay team that helped seal the win over Binghamton, with a time of 3:36.20.
• Sarkis set a program record in the 1-meter dive with a score of 251.55, while finishing the 3-meter dive with a score of 215.40 to help the Purple Eagles win over Siena and Binghamton.
• Earlier this season, the men’s program set a group record in the 200 free relays against Nazareth. The quartet of Kevin Vuc, dragon, Reid Tichy, and Levi Morgan finished with a time of 1:25.90.
• Vu set pool records in the 100 IM and 50 fly at the program’s annual alumni meeting.
Lila Maddux also set an Oxy Aquatic Center record with a time of 26.75 in the 50 fly.
Paige South broke the record of 100 backup programs during the Zippy Invite. South finished with a time of 56.80 to set the new program benchmark.
Moana Houde-Camirand set the program’s 500 free record earlier this season with a time of 5:05.07.

Next one
• Purple & White organizes St. Bonaventure on Saturday 29 January for Senior Day. The meeting will begin at 1:00 PM from the Oxy Aquatic Center.

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