Pioneers Win ECC Invitational

Pioneers Win ECC Invitational

The Alfred State swimming and diving team won the Erie CC Long Course Invitational on Saturday in their first action back up North after their Florida trip.

The 400 medley relay team of Tim Olin (Perry), Ethan Dale (Lock Haven, PA), and Ryan McDowell (Gananda), and Austin Eckrich (Churchville Chili) started off the day with a victory in 4:52.26.

Ethan Dale (Lock Haven, PA) was a triple individual winner. He won the 100 breast in 1:23.99 and the 200 breast in 2:59.89, and the 200 IM in 2:35.00. 

McDowell won a pair of event. He won the 200 fly in 2:49.95 and the 100 fly in 1:10.76. Ryan Brophy (Midlakes) won the 200 free in 2:19.76, Austin Miller (Hornell) won the 3m diving competition with a score of 227.05, Olin won the 200 back in 2:47.61, and Patrick McFadden (Midlakes) won the 1650 free in 20:35.21 while Eckrich was 2nd in 21:22.22.

The 400 free relay team of McDowell, Eckrich, Brophy, and Olin capped the day by winning in 4:24.52.

The Pioneers scored 628 points followed by Erie CC (195), Roberts Wesleyan (127), and Buffalo State. 

The blue & gold are back in action on Friday when they travel to Pitt-Bradford a AMCC dual meet.