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SLC's Martinez Wins UNYSCSA Titles

SLC's Cameron Martinez beat out nationally-ranked swimmers to win two titles at the 2014 UNYSCSA Championships.
SLC's Cameron Martinez beat out nationally-ranked swimmers to win two titles at the 2014 UNYSCSA Championships.
ITHACA, N.Y.—Sophomore Cameron Martinez (Aledo, Texas/Aledo) won his second title in as many days, highlighting the performance of Sarah Lawrence College women's and men's swimming at the 2014 Upper New York State Collegiate Swimming Association Championships, hosted by Ithaca College. On the third day of competition Friday, Martinez doubled as 200 butterfly champion, adding to his 100 fly title from Thursday. The two SLC teams combined to break six team records on the day.

Entering the weekend as the event's top seed, Martinez rose to the challenge in Friday's 200 fly preliminaries, qualifying for the championship final in record fashion. His swim of 1:49.65 was enough to break the UNYSCSA Championship meet record and put him in the middle lane for the evening's final.

In the championship, Martinez led at every split, touching the wall first with nearly two seconds to spare. His 200 yard butterfly title-winning swim of 1:48.69 surpassed his own SLC record and the NCAA B Cut national qualifying standard. The same time would have placed him 10th at the 2013 NCAA Division III Swimming Championships.

Martinez finished his individual events with a third-place in the 200 yard individual medley to go with his 100 and 200 yard butterfly titles. He will round out the weekend as the lead-off leg in the Gryphons' 400 yard freestyle relay on Saturday.

Read the full story at http://gogryphons.com/news/2014/2/21/SWIM_0221145800.aspx


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