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Stellar performances abound for Niagara women's swimming & diving


NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- Despite falling to the Colgate Raiders 147-134 on Sunday, the Niagara women's swimming and diving team turned in multiple record-breaking and top-ten performances.

Meet Notes
  • Hayley Tasselmyer broke the Niagara women's swimming 100 IM record, finishing the event in 1:01.21. This is the second program record she has broken this season; she broke the 200 breast record earlier this season against Fredonia. Tasselmyer also placed first in the 100 breast with a time of 1:07.63 and second in the 200 breast with a time of 2:29.79.
  • Freshman Avery Sanquist broke the 1000 free record with a time of 10.34.08. Her 500 free split time of 5:14.70 is the sixth-best time in program history. Sanquist also placed first in the 200 free with a time of 2:01.18.
  • Hannah Charlton placed first in the 200 fly (2:13.73). She placed second in the 100 fly with a time of 59.98. Charlton placed fourth in the 100 IM with a time of 1:03.54, which is the third-best time in program history.
  • Gailyn Graff had a great day on the board for the Purple Eagles. She scored 233.40 in the 1-meter dive, which is the third-best performance in Niagara women's diving history. Graff scored 230.70 in the 3-meter dive, which is also the third-best score in program history.
  • Sarah Webber swam the 100 IM in 1:06.82, which is the sixth-fastest time in program history.
  • Yvonne Schere took second place in the 100 free with a time of 55.15.
  • The relay team of Isabella DeSimone, Delaney LaBue, Schere and Tasselmyer took first in the 200 free relay (1:40.39).

Coach's Corner
  • "I was very proud of the way the women swam and dove today," said head coach Ben Nigro. "This is the closest meet we have ever had with Colgate and they battled to the end. We broke two school records and had seven performances that ranked in Niagara's top-10 all-time."

Up Next

  • The team hosts the University of Waterloo on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 11:00 a.m.

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