SUNYAC Swimming & Diving Championships

Men's Swimming & Diving

The men's swimming and diving team won their 12th straight State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) championships at Erie Community College in Buffalo, New York on Saturday. The Blue Wave has won 17 of the last 21 SUNYAC titles as Geneseo scored 829 points to Cortland's 685. On Thursday, sophomore Nate Foley won the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:40.09 and classmate Ken Pink won the 200 IM with a time of 1:56.33. Sophomore Josh Kaplan set a school record with an NCAA Division III provisional qualifying time of 52.57 in the 100-yard backstroke in leading off the winning 400 medley relay team with Pink, Aaron Wagner and Drew Rogers posting a time of 3:30.24. In addition, the 200 freestyle relay team of Frank Schiappa, Wagner, Dan Strothenke and Andrew Kuter placed second with a time of 1:23.92. Friday's highlights included Pink winning his second individual event as he captured the 100 breast stroke in a time of 58.72, followed by a second place performance by C.J. Schaub in 59.26. Geneseo's Jeff Singer placed second in the 400 IM in 4:13.68 and teamed with Schaub, Foley and Rogers to place second in the 800 free relay in 7:02.30. In addition, the 200 medley relay team of Kaplan, Pink, Wagner and Strothenke placed second in a school-record time of 1:34.97. On Saturday, Foley won the 1,650 freestyle in an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 16:17.61 and the Blue Wave swept four positions in 200 breast and the top two spots in the 200 butterfly. In the breaststroke, Pink won his third individual title of the meet with a time of 2:08.46, junior Andrew Gorcica was second in 2:10.29, Schaub was third in 2:11.97 and Jeremy Boyce placed fourth in 2:12.23. Senior Sean Kennedy won the 200 butterfly in 1:57.80 and Singer placed second in 1:58.66. In addition, the 400 free relay team of Schiappa, Wagner, Rogers and Strothenke finished second in 3:09.65. Geneseo competes in the Kenyon Last Chance meet on February 20.

Women's Swimming & Diving

The women's swimming and diving team won their third consecutive title at the 2010 SUNYAC championships at E.C.C. The Blue Wave have captured 18 of the past 21 championships as they totaled 814 points, with Cortland second at 598. On Thursday, junior Michelle Rodriguez and first year Meghan Green posted NCAA Division III qualifying times in the 500-yard freestyle by finishing first in an automatic qualifying time of 5:00.01 and second in a provisional time of 5:04.31, respectively. Junior Jennifer Anthone placed second in the 50 free in 24.58 and led off the 200 freestyle relay team of Kaitlin Wilcoxen, Colleen Halbohn and Katie Linehan to a second place time of 1:39.15. Rodriguez and senior Natalie Thorpe posted wins to highlight the action on Friday as Thorpe took the 400 IM in 4:39.70 and Rodriguez captured the 200 free in an NCAA provisional time of 1:52.64. In addition, the 800 free relay team of Thorpe, Linehan, Green and Rodriguez won in a time of 7:51.60. On Saturday, Rodriguez won the 100 free in an NCAA provisional time of 51.64 and Green won the 1,650 free in an NCAA provisional and school-record time of 17:22.78, including a school record 10:27.65 at the 1,000 meter split. Anthone won the 200 fly in 2:13.30, senior Sierra Achin placed second in the 200 breast in an NCAA provisional time of 2:24.13 and the 400 free relay team of Rodriguez, Elyssa Max, Linehan and Anthone won in a time of 3:34.88. Rodriguez earned Female Swimmer of the Meet recognition for her performance. Geneseo competes in the Kenyon Last Chance on February 20.


Live results of the competition can be found: HERE