Men Place Third, Women Fourth at Union College Relays

Schenectady, NY (10/31/09) – The Montclair State men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams finished in third and fourth place, respectively as the Red Hawks competed at the Union College Relays on Saturday.

The Red Hawks women posted one second-place and three third-place finishes at the meet. The 300 meter breaststroke team of Laura Spadoni (Nazareth, PA / Nazareth Area), Kelly Abner (Glenwood, NJ/ Vernon) and Ashley Vallone (Park Ridge, NJ / Park Ridge) placed second with a time of 3:36.58. Spadoni would then swim the leadoff leg of the 300 buttlerfly relay that timed in third at 3:21.91. Spadoni was joined on that team by Galina Loutchouk (Richboro, PA / Council Rock) and Laura Flynn (Andover, NJ / Lenape Valley). Loutchouk and Spadoni would join Jillian Reichardt (Oakhurst, NJ / Ocean Township) on the 600 individual medley relay the place third with a time of 7:33.10.

On the men’s side, the 200 freestyle relay of Nikolas Lumkong (Andover, NJ / Pope John XXIII), Sean French (Cranford, NJ / Cranford), Michael Smith (Cherry Hill, NJ / Cherry Hill East) and Blaise Lacca (Sewell, NJ / Washington Township) placed second with a time of 1:30.74. Lacca and French combined with Sean Chambrovich (Allenhurst, NJ / Red Bank Regional) and Chris Lee (Morris Plains, NJ / Parsippany Hills) for a third-place finish in the 200 individual medley relay as the quartet recorded a time of 1:43.29.

Abner would record a pair of third-place finishes in the diving competitions. She registered a score of 293.70 in the one-meter competition and then had a score of 262.49 in the three-meter event.

Montclair State returns to action on Saturday, November 7 as they are at the Panzer Athletic Center Pool to face Adelphi University at 1:00 pm.