The women's swimming and diving team traveled to RIT to take on the Tigers and New Paltz, defeating the hosts, 226-73 and the Hawks, 220.5-73.5. Junior Michelle Rodriguez was a triple winner, taking the 100-yard freestyle in 53.59, the 200 free in 1:56.44 and the 500 free in 5:16.38. Junior Kelly Young set a SUNYAC and school record in winning the one-meter diving (304.72) and won the three-meter diving (260.70). The Blue Wave posted five other winners as Meghan Green won the 1,650 free in 17:54.90, Liz Krause captured the 100 back in 1:01.72, Colleen Halbohn touched first in the 50 free in 25.51, Kaitlin Wilcoxen took the 200 breast in 2:30.19 and Jennifer Anthone won the 100 fly in 1:00.27. Geneseo is 8-1 on the season and hosts Alfred on Saturday at 1 p.m.
The men's swimming and diving team swept the RIT Tigers (211-89) and New Paltz Hawks (220-68) this afternoon at RIT. Sophomores Ken Pink and Nate Foley each won two events and Josh Kaplan set a school record and posted an NCAA provisional time for the 100-yard backstroke in leading off the medley relay with a time of 52.74 and won the 100 back with a time of 52.90 to lead the Blue Wave. Pink won the 100 and 200 breast stroke events in 1:01.37 and 2:16.25, respectively, while distance expert Foley won the 500 freestyle (4:49.03) and the 1,650 free (16:34.76). Geneseo posted five other winners as CJ Schaub won the 200 free in 1:49.09, senior Sean Kennedy won the 200 fly in 2:01.35, Frank Schiappa took the 50 free in 21.57, Russell Sullivan touched first in the 200 back in 1:57.56 and Jeff Singer won the 400 IM in 4:23.28. Geneseo remained unbeaten on the season at 9-0 and hosts Alfred on Saturday at 1 p.m.
The men's indoor track and field team traveled to the RIT Invitational for a non-scoring meet and Geneseo's Wenley Louis highlighted the finishes with an NCAA Division III automatic qualifying and school record distance of 7.58 meters in the long jump, currently the top performance in Division III this season. Sophomore Lee Berube posted an NCAA Division III provisional time of 4:13.57 in the mile run and senior Tim Chichester broke six-time All-American Ted Turner's '04 record in the 3,000 meters with a time of 8:30.51. Geneseo claimed three other first place finishes as Greg Izzo won the 55-meter hurdles in 8.18 seconds, Henry Potter won the 800 meters in 1:58.95 and Andrew Sorrento captured the weight throw with a toss of 15.64 meters. Geneseo travels to Boston University on Saturday.
The women's indoor track and field team competed in a non-scoring meet at RIT and senior Kristin Shumway won the 400 meters in 60.80 and the triple jump with a distance of 10.98 meters and finished second in the high jump with a leap of 1.58 meters to highlight the performances. Geneseo's Jillian Weidman won the 800 meters in 2:19.39 and first year Marissa Liberati won the 3,000 meters in 10:52.72. The Blue Knights had four individuals claim second place finishes as Erin Marks ran a 10:54.50 in the 3,000 meters, Liz Montgomery posted a 18:05.26 in the 5,000 meters, Katie Darling jumped 5.26 meters in the long jump and Brittany Talani tossed the shot put 11.68 meters. Geneseo competes at the Boston University Invitational on Saturday.
The men's basketball team, seeded eighth, traveled to St. John Fisher to take on #7 Keuka College in the seventh place game of the Wendy's College Classic and defeated the Storm by a score of 85-67. Senior Kyle Stevens hit a pair of free throws with 11 seconds left to give the Knights their largest lead of the first half at 40-28 and Geneseo cruised to the win by expaning their advantage to as many as 20 in the second stanza. The Blue Knights balanced attack featured six players in double figures led by senior Brandon Simpson, who hit 8-16 from the floor on the way to 18 points with 14 rebounds. Senior Jordan Blair scored 14 points on 5-9 from the field and 4-4 from the line and sophomore Abe Miller hit 5-9 from the field for 13 points with nine boards. Stevens and junior John Scott chipped in 11 points and sophomore Mike Hoy hit all 10 of his free throw attempts, including eight in the final two minutes, to finish with 10 points. Geneseo made 51% (28-55) of their shots from the field and won the battle of the boards, 46-30. The Knights move to 3-9 on the season and travel to Buffalo State on Tuesday.
The women's basketball team, seeded fourth, dropped a 64-61 decision to the sixth-ranked RIT Tigers in the fifth place game of the Wendy's College Classic this afternoon at Nazareth College. In a tight contest that was tied at 31 at halftime, RIT took the lead for good at 13:06 of the second half on back-to-back shots from behind the arc. The Tigers built a seven-point lead, but Geneseo drew within one at 62-61 on junior Alyssa Polosky's three-pointer with 12 seconds left. After a pair of RIT free throws, Polosky missed a game-tying three with three seconds left. Geneseo hit just 5-11 from the free throw line, while the Tigers cashed 10 of 11 shots from the charity stripe. Polosky scored 14 of her 17 points in the first half, hitting six of nine from the field, 3-6 from the arc and 2-2 from the line with seven rebounds. Sophomore Katelyn Charbonneau was 5-7 from the field and 2-2 from the arc for 12 points, sophomore Bri Dunton added eight points, eight assists and junior Khadija Campbell controlled 11 rebounds. Polosky was named second team All-Tournament. Geneseo falls to 6-6 on the season and travels to Buffalo State on Tuesday.