POTSDAM, N.Y. - The Saint Michael’s College swimming & diving teams both finished second among four schools in the State University of New York at Potsdam’s two-day North Country Invitational over the weekend. The women, who had won four of the past five North Country Invitational crowns, totaled 470 points to trail victorious Clarkson University (546) by 76 points.

On November 22, the relay quartet of seniors Lauren Giampietro of Watertown, Sarah White, Leah Benoit and first-year Bella Amedio were third during both the 200 free relay and 400 medley relay, coming within 0.37 seconds of second place in the former.

Giampietro, the Purple Knights’ captain, placed third in the 100 breast, with Amedio in fourth, while first-year Emma Jane Tagliaferro (Bedford, N.H./Bedford) finished fourth in the 200 back. 

On Hovember 23., Giampietro won the 200 breast (2:34.22) and 400 IM (4:54.81) races while swimming for a pair of third-place relays. 

She joined Amedio, Benoit and White in both the 200 medley and 400 free events.


Giampietro landed on the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on Sunday, November 17, her second such award of the year.

Giampietro picked up one win and a pair of second-place performances in the Purple Knights’ 140-92 loss against Clarkson University on November 14.

She won the 200-yard individual medley (2:20.15) before claiming second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:12.40) and anchoring the runner-up 200-yard medley relay (1:57.99). The captain leads the team with five overall victories this season.

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