Men's Swimming & Diving Opens Season With Win

GENESEO, N.Y. – The Geneseo men’s swimming & diving team (1-0) opened its season with a 160-134 win over visiting Fredonia (0-2) Saturday.

Three Blue Knights were double winners. Sophomore Kenny Athans (Victor/Victor) took first in the 200-yard butterfly (2:03.55) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:24.52); sophomore John Nasky (Rochester/Brighton) won the 1,000-yard freestyle in 10:18.70 and placed first in the 500-yard freestyle (4:59.26); and first year Yonghoon Jun (Nanuet/Tappan Zee) finished first in the 100-yard butterfly (53.81) and 50-yard freestyle (22.78).

Athans and Jun also swam on Geneseo’s winning 200-yard medley relay team, joining first year Kristian Tialios (Mount Tremper/Onteora) and senior Frank Schiappa (East Amherst/Canisius) to post a first-place time of 1:38.96. Tialios rounded out Geneseo’s individual winners, placing first in the 100-yard backstroke in 55.98.

Geneseo recorded second-place finishes in nine events. Junior Paul Jennings (East Northport/Elwood-John Glenn) took second in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:26.82) and 200-yard individual medley (2:08.25). Schiappa touched second in the 100-yard freestyle (49.22).

In the 1,000-yard freestyle, sophomore Don McLoughlin (Waccabuc/John Jay) was second in 10:45.57. Senior Austin Brennan (Stony Brook/Ward Melville) placed second in the 200-yard backstroke (2:05.42) and sophomore Bryan Schaub (Blauvelt/Tappan Zee) finished second in the 200-yard butterfly (2:08.24. First years Ben Greenspan (Williamsville/Williamsville South) and Justin Ongkingco (Watertown/Watertown) recorded second-place finishes in the 500-yard freestyle (5:08.78) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:04.25), respectively. Geneseo’s 200-yard freestyle relay team placed second in 1:29.31. Schiappa, Jun and Athans swam that relay with first year Jordan Gay (Henrietta/Rush Henrietta).

Geneseo hosts Cortland in a 1 p.m. meet next Saturday.