Sam Sawyer
Sam Sawyer
Year: Junior
Hometown: Amherst, N.Y.
High School: Canisius


Competed in three individual events at HL Championships … Finished among top 20 in both 200 butterfly (1:52.70) and 200 backstroke (1:54.38) … Also competed in 100 fly at HL meet … Set new personal best in 200 IM at Magnus Cup (1:58.75) … Swam in nine traditional events during season and had the third-fastest time on team in 200 fly.

Competed as an exhibition swimmer at Horizon League Championships … His times in both butterfly events would have qualified him for the ‘B’ final if he was eligible … Also swam 100 back as an exhibition swimmer at League meet … Set new career bests in both butterfly events at Ohio State Winter Invitational … Finished the 100 in 50.77 seconds, over a second better than his prior personal best … Stopped clock in 200 in 1:52.42 … Swam eight traditional events in rookie season … Was among top five on team during season in both butterfly events.

Broke school and league record in 100 backstroke … Also broke school record in 100 butterfly … Competed with Town of Tonawanda Titans Club for eight years … Was a sectional qualifier and Titans award recipient for four consecutive years.

Son of Robert N. Sawyer Jr. and Coleen Sawyer … Born August 11, 1997 … Mechanical engineering.