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Morrisville State's women's and men's swimming fall to MSMC

NEWBURGH, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women’s team fell 115-32 and the men dropped 115-58 to Mount Saint Mary College Saturday afternoon in Newburgh.

On the women’s side, Ashley Mancini (Marcy, NY/Whitesboro) placed fourth in the 200 yard freestyle while posting a first place finish in the 100 free and contributing to the third place finish in the 200 yard freestyle relay.

Kirsten Weideman (Howes Caverns, NY/Cobleskill) led the women with a fourth place finish in the 50 free while posting a third place finish in the 100 yard breaststroke and contributing to the third place finish in the 200 yard free relay. Teammate Robin Gignilliat (Cicero, NY/Cicero-North Syracuse) placed fifth in the 50 free while posting a second place finish in the 100 backstroke and contributing to the third place finish in the 200 free relay.

Danielle Bergeron (Sherburne, NY/Sherburne-Earlville) finished sixth in the 50 free while posing the top finish in the 100 yard fly and contributing to the third place finish in the 200 free relay.

On the men’s side, Kenny Anderson (Staatsburg, NY/FDR) placed fourth in the 200 free while placing second in the 100 yard freestyle. Teammate Cameron Bray (Bliss, NY/Letchworth) took second in the 50 free and placed third in the 100 yard breaststroke.

Thomas Marosevic (Astoria, NY/St. Johns) placed third in the 200 individual medley adding a fifth place finish in the 100 breaststroke. Justin Ware (Poughkeepsie, NY/Warwick Valley) was top finisher in the 100 freestyle while teammate Bryan Sheairs (Mapleshade, NJ/Burlington County) took the top spot in the 100 yard backstroke.

Anderson, Sheairs, Ware and Bray took second in the 200 yard freestyle relay.

Morrisville State returns to the pool on November 30 at the ECAC Winter Championships.

Morrisville State enters its second year as a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2007. Upon successful completion of the provisional period, Morrisville State will be a candidate for full accreditation as a member of the NCAA.

Morrisville State College offers more than 70 bachelor and associate degrees. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine. The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus also offers programs in business, technologies, liberal arts/education transfer, and nursing to Chenango County area residents and employers.