St. Francis Travels To LIU Brooklyn This Weekend

LORETTO, Pa. – The Saint Francis swimming team travels to LIU Brooklyn this weekend for two meets. On Friday, the Red Flash and Blackbirds will swim an exhibition meet at 6 p.m. On Saturday, the teams compete again in an official meet, beginning at Noon at the Steinberg Wellness Center.

The Red Flash, led by Head Coach Rory Coleman, enters this weekend with a 5-4 record, including 1-1 in the NEC, while the Blackbirds own a 2-0 overall record and a 1-0 conference mark.

SFU set four pool records in last weekend’s meet at Mount St. Mary’s but lost 154-108.

Sophomore Katie Lafferty (Bremen, Ind./Bremen) continued a strong fall, setting a pool-record with a time of 2:07.33 in the 200-meter Freestyle. She also recorded top-three times in the 50-meter Freestyle (26.99) and 400-meter Freestyle (4:32.07).

Senior Catherine Rogers (Nokesville, Va./Seton School) set a pool-record in the 100-meter Breaststroke with a time of 1:14.96, while freshman Jessica Crumm (New Hampton, N.Y./Minisink Valley) placed second in the event with a pace of 1:16.59. Crumm added a third place finish in the 200-meter Breaststroke with a time of 2:51.63, while Rogers took third in the 100-meter Butterfly with a pace of 1:07.51.

In the 200-meter IM, freshman Marisa Daly (Wallingford, Conn./Mark T. Sheehan) also set a pool-record, winning in a time of 2:29.98. Jessica Reilly placed third in the 50-meter Freestyle (27.54) and second in the 100-meter Freestyle (1:01.22).

Lafferty, Reilly and Rogers combined with Natalie Tedjasukmana(Anaheim, Calif./Mater Dei) to set a pool-record in the 400-meter Freestyle Relay with a time of 4:04.27. The Red Flash also placed second in the 200-meter Freestyle Relay with Reilly and Rogers teaming up with Sara Dieterich (Ronkonkoma, N.Y./Connetquot) and Alicia Tiberino (Potomac, Md./Winston Churchill) for a pace of 2:02.37.

Swimming news courtesy of St. Francis Swimming & Diving.

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