Junior Lee Berube won the individual title with a Fortin Park course-record time of 24:28 over eight kilometers to lead the Geneseo men's cross country team to the NCAA Atlantic Region Cross Country team championship with 47 points this afternoon in Oneonta, N.Y. St. Lawrence University finished second with 55 points and New York University claimed third with 101. Geneseo and St. Lawrence earn automatic bids to the NCAA Division III championships in Wartburg, Iowa on Saturday, November 20. Junior Eddie Novara ran third in 24:42 and senior Ryan O'Connor placed sixth in 24:59 to aid the Geneseo harriers. The Blue Knights top five included senior Lee Gabler, who was 16th in 25:23, and senior Bill Juda, who ran 21st in 25:37. First year Patrick Wortner finished 24th in 25:40 and senior Mark Streb finished 33rd in 25:53 to complete the Geneseo seven.
The women's cross country team claimed an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Women's Cross Country championships in Wartburg, Iowa on November 20 with a second place score of 78 points to champion St. Lawrence's 59 this afternoon in the NCAA Atlantic Region championships at Fortin Park in Oneonta, N.Y. Sophomore Marissa Liberati paced Geneseo with a second place finish in a time of 21:53. Junior Julie Dmochowski ran 14th and junior Alyssa Smith placed 14th and 15th with both runners posting 22:53. Sophomores Emily Sullivan and Danae Polsin completed the scoring five for Geneseo in 23rd place (23:04) and 29th place (23:14), respectively. Junior Ashley Jones, who was 37th in 23:24 and first year Mary Aldridge, who claimed 44th in 23:34, completed the Geneseo team.
The women's swimming and diving team hosted Cortland this afternoon and won a 167.5-127.5 victory to move to 3-0 on the season. Senior Michelle Rodriguez won three events to lead the Blue Wave as she captured the 100 and 200 backstrokes in 1:01.29 and 2:11.18, respectively and the 50 freestyle in 24.74. Sophomores Meghan Green and Kaitlin Wilcoxen won two events apiece as Green touched first in the 500 (5:24.61) and 1,650 (18:49.59) freestyles and Wilcoxen won the 100 (1:09.57) and 200 (2:31.97) breaststrokes. The Blue Wave had four other winners as Corinne Vairo took the 200 free in 2:01.23, Lily Powell won the 200 fly in 2:14.97, senior Jennifer Anthone won the 100 free in 55.75 and Cassie Brown took three-meter diving with a score of 226.00. Geneseo travels to Hamilton to face the Continentals, Hartwick and Ithaca in a quad meet on Saturday.
The men's swimming and diving team had three indiividuals win two events each in a 163-131 win over visiting Cortland this afternoon. Juniors Nate Foley, Dan Strothenke and Josh Kaplan each won a pair of events. Foley took the 500 (4:57.50) and 1,650 (16:52.91) freestyles, Strothenke won the 100 (48.32) and 200 (1:48.51) freestyles and Kaplan won the 100 and 200 backstrokes in 54.93 and 2:01.45, respectively. The Blue Wave had seven other winners as CJ Schaub won the 100 breast in 1:02.26, Andrew Gorcica captured the 200 fly in 2:03.83, Andrew Kuter won the 50 free in 22.08, Ken Pink took the 200 breast in 2:17.71, Austin Brennan won the 100 fly in 55.26, Aaron Wagner took the 200 IM in 2:02.37 and Wills DeMoulin claimed one-meter diving with a score of 295.25. Geneseo is 3-0 on the season and travels to Hamilton on Saturday for a quad meet with Hartwick and Ithaca.
The men's ice hockey team traveled to Buffalo State and skated to a 1-1 tie tonight. After a scoreless first period, junior Jonathan Redlick gave Geneseo a 1-0 lead on an assist from first year Zachary Vit at 16:14. In the third period, the Bengals scored just 1:27 into the session to even the game and neither team could gain the winner. Junior Cory Gershon made 22 saves in nets for Geneseo as the Knights controlled the shot battle, 45-23. The Ice Knights move to 4-1-2 overall and 3-1-1 in SUNYAC and travel to Brockport on Friday.