Keene State’s Swimming and Diving team won against both ColbySawyer and Stonehill in our first tri-meet of the season. In 32 events and three teams, Keene State crushed Colby-Sawyer 210-57, and won against Stonehill by one point: 136-135. Where most sports have cheerleaders to stand on the sidelines, Keene State’s swim team’s biggest supporters are their own members. Even if there was only one member competing, the whole team would be screaming support from right over the pool.
Leading with one meter diving, Emma Stelzner scored 159.50, every move carefully calculated in front of the judges. In this meet, four must have been a lucky number. Keene’s swimmers were in lanes one and four and lane four had many of our first place holders. In heat two of the 1000 yard freestyle, Alice Loucraft held first place with a time of 11:39.87. In heat one of the women’s 100 yard backstroke, Sammi Taylor held first place, and Kiley Young won first in heat two. While Men’s Swimming and Diving were only doing time trials at this meet, that did not stop them from showing their support, and helping out where they could. Many people rushed out for our first meet this season. The bleachers were so packed, some folks watching had to stand.