THREE RECORDS FALL IN STRONG DAY THREE


THACA, N.Y. – Seniors Harrison Shockley and Hiro Kamei, along with junior Meredith Wagner broke school records, leading the Skidmore College swimming and diving teams in what was a strong third day of action at the Liberty League Championships, held at Ithaca College's Athletics and Events Center Friday night. Shockley originally got the record in the preliminary heat, finishing an impressive second with a time of 51.87. He topped it in the final, earning Skidmore's best finish of the meet (2nd) with a new record time of 51.66. He breaks his own record of 52.05, setting that in the finals of the league championships last season. Nick Meconiates finished 16th in the same event, swimming in a time of 55.88. Ryan Cohen finished right behind in 18th (56.44). Kamei broke his second record of the meet on Friday, placing third overall in the 100-yard breaststroke with a record-setting time of 57.84. Like Shockley, he originally topped that mark with a strong performance in the prelims (58.44), and he also needed just one year to break his old record, set at last year's league championship, in 58.81. Meredith Wagner also broke her own school record, finishing ninth overall in the 100-breaststroke with a time of 1:08.85. Her old record was in 2017, originally set with a time of 1:09.23. Alyssa Pacewicz finished right behind her in 1:09.59, just off Wagner's mark. There were three other podium finishes for the Thoroughbreds. In the men's 800-yard freestyle relay, the Skidmore quartet of Kyle Hughson, Lucas Po, Ryan Cohen and Owen Kula landed