WASHINGTON - Senior captain Matthew Sleezer, a Gloversville graduate, set the all-time program record in the 1,000-yard freestyle as the Wells College men's swimming team posted a 73-59 victory over Ferrum College while falling to the host team, Gallaudet University, by a 119-72 margin Saturday.
Wells picked up its first head-to-head victory of the year and improves to 1-4 overall on the season.
Sleezer's time of 11:28.87 in the 1,000-yard freestyle earned him a first-place finish in the event. By finishing nearly 30 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher from Gallaudet, Sleezer set the all-time program record in the event. The previous best time in program history (11:35.55) was set by Matthew VanAmerongen last year at the North Eastern Athletic Conference Championships on Feb. 18.
After setting the program record, Sleezer had more in store, placing first in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.12 seconds to draw his second first-place finish of the day. He also led all competitors in the 500-yard freestyle, completing the event with a time of 5:34.54. In total, his three first-place finishes led all Express swimmers on the afternoon.
The Express return to action Jan. 11 as they host Buffalo State College and Cedar Crest College in a 1 p.m. home meet at the Wells College Aquatic Center.