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FIT at Suffolk Invite; Jacki Kicksee Breaks 200 Backstroke Record


NEW YORK, NY - Swimming with just three women and three men, the FIT Tigers competed well at this weekend's Suffolk Invitational.  The women finished third out of four team with 125 points, while the men finished fourth our of five team with 138 points.  Suffolk's women won the meet with 253 points and the men of Delhi were victorious with 302 points. 

Jacki Kicksee led the Tigers with three wins, including a school and Region XV record in the 200 back with a time of 2:24.96.  Her remaining wins came in the 200 free (2:06.67) and 500 free (5:45.27).  In the 200 back and 200 free, Kicksee was followed by teammate Emily Lehr with times of 2:30.57 and 2:10.28, respectively.  Lehr also won the 400 IM in 5:23.85.  Joining her teammates in the 200 free, Ivana Ng finished fourth with a time of 2:42.17.  She went on to another fourth place finish in the 100 breast (1:29.26) and second in the 200 breast (3:07.60).

The FIT men were led by Shachar Keizman, who earned wins in each of his events; the 100 breast (1:04.75), 200 breast (2:20.33), and 400 IM (4:53.47).  First year swimmers Sean Maldjian and Holten Wyatt each contributed two additional wins.  Maldjian's victories came in the 100 free (51.58) and 500 free (5:43.28), along with a second place showing in the 200 free (2:00.45).  Wyatt claimed top honors in the 50 free (23.96) and 100 back (1:01.68), and runner-up in the 200 back (2:19.04).

FIT returns to competition next semester, February 2nd, with a return trip to Delhi.

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