The Alfred State women's swimming and diving team made school history as the Pioneers won the college's first Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Championship Saturday night.


The results came down to the final event of the four-day competition and the blue & gold edged out Penn State Behrend by five points.


The Pioneers held a 11-point lead heading into the final event of the championship and the 400 free relay team of Veronica Boller, Elizabeth Furmanski, Kelsey Lynch (Wellsville), and Hannah Snayczuk finished 7th (4:05.31) in the championship final while the relay team Mikaela Snayczuk, Alina Kisluk, Payton Armstrong and Sarah Stevens (Wellsville) finished 14th overall after swimming in the consolation final. The finishes were enough to hold on to the lead to claim the title.


In earlier action:


Armstrong was 9th overall but 1st in the AMCC in the 200 backstroke finishing in 2:22.11.


Leaha Langerman (Wayland-Cohocton) was 3rd overall and 1st in the AMCC on the 3m diving board with a score of 274.90 while Sarah Stevens was 4th (266.70) and Rebecca Stevens (Wellsville) was 5th (236.90).


Mikaela Snayczuk was 7th (2nd in the AMCC) in the 100 free (56.88).


Kisluk was 12th overall in the 1650 free (19:16.33)


Boller was 13th (2:46.71) while Hannah Snayczuk was 14th (2:50.68) in the 200 breast.


Alfred State entered the final day of competition 11 points behind Penn State Behrend.


Langerman was named the AMCC Diver of the Meet while first year head coach Mike Smiechowski was named the Coach of the Meet.


This the 4th year that Alfred State has competed in swimming and diving in the AMCC. The athletic department became full members (in all sports except for Football, Lacrosse, and Track & Field) just this school year.


In the overall standings of the Allegheny Empire Championships, the Pioneers finished 4th with 801 points.


The Alfred State men's swimming & diving team finished 2nd in the AMCC Championship standings for the third time in the past four years.


The Pioneers recorded four top ten finishes in individual events on the final day of the four day event. Matt Walker was 4th in the 200 breast (2:11.84), Westin Perry (Canisteo-Greenwood) was 5th in the 200 back (1:54.97), Nate Miller was 7th in the 100 free (48.33), and Anthony Kahwaty was 9th in the 200 breast (2:16.28).


Austin Eckrich had a personal best and was 13th in the 1650 free (17:42.99).


In the final event of the competition, the 400 free relay team Perry, Miller, Walker, and Stuart Yates (Naples) finished 4th overall and 2nd in the AMCC with a time of 3:13.80.


The Pioneers scored 458 points in the AMCC standings and finished only behind Penn State Behrend. In the overall Allegany Empire Championship standings, the blue & gold accumulated 762 points to earn 5th place.


Austin Miller was named the AMCC Diver of the Meet for the second straight year and head coach Mike Smiechowski was named the coach of the meet.