Men's Swimming & Diving Hands MCC Its First Loss

GENESEO, N.Y. – The Geneseo men’s swimming & diving team (5-4) recorded nine first-place finishes in a 146-69 win over visiting Monroe Community College (4-1) Wednesday.

Junior Brandon Peifer (Monroe/Monroe-Woodbury) swept the diving events, recording winning scores of 464.00 in the one-meter competition and 298.15 on the three-meter board.

Sophomore Kenny Athans (Victor/Victor) and first year Yonghoon Jun (Nanuet/Tappan Zee) both had a hand in three first-place finishes.

Athans won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:00.67 and Jun posted a winning time of 49.42 in the 100-yard freestyle. Both swam on Geneseo’s two victorious relay teams, helping the 200-yard medley relay to a time of 1:41.96 and the 400-yard freestyle relay quartet to a 3:16.44 performance.

Four other Knights were individual winners: senior Frank Schiappa (East Amherst/Canisius) took first in the 50-yard freestyle (21.93), senior Austin Brennan (Stony Brook/Ward Melville) won the 100-yard backstroke (56.67),first year Kristian Tialios (Mount Tremper/Onteora) finished first in the 100-yard butterfly (54.44) and first year Jordan Gay (Henrietta/Rush-Henrietta) placed first in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.67).

Brennan joined Athans, Jun and first year Justin Ongkingco (Watertown/Watertown) to place first in the 200-yard medley relay.

First year Tyler Roth (Fredonia/St. Francis) rounded out the 400-yard freestyle relay unit with Athans, Jun and Schiappa.


The Knights return to action Saturday, traveling to Carnegie Mellon to face the host Tartans and Westminster.