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AU swimming and diving teams compete at Geneseo Invitational
10/31/10

GENESEO, NY – The Alfred University men’s and women’ s swimming and diving teams competed Saturday at the SUNY Geneseo Invitational with host Geneseo and SUNY Brockport. The AU men placed second and the Alfred women third.

Senior Tyler Olsen (Saratoga Springs, NY/Saratoga) earned two wins to pace the Saxon men. He won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:49.71 and the 100-yard free in 49.13 seconds. Also winning races for the AU men were sophomore Nate Chapman (Hornell, NY/Hornell) in the 500 free (5:01.83) and senior Zach Mix (Mt. Morris, NY/Mt. Morris) in the 100-yard butterfly (55.53).

The team of Olsen, senior Dan Steere (Hornell, NY/Alfred Almond), Chapman, and freshman Peter Sowinski (Akron, NY/Akron) won the 400-yard free relay (3:17.97). The team of junior Richard Guarniero (New York Mills, NY/Thomas R. Proctor), junior Warren Dolben (Rye, NH/Berwick Academy), Mix and Olsen was second in the 200-yard medley relay (1:39.77) and Steere, Chapan, Guarniero and Sowinski were second in the 200-yard free relay (1:30.72).

Senior Matt Lobban (Pittsford, NY/Pittsford Mendon) was second in the 1,000-yard free (10:23.51) and 500-yard free (5:09.05); Steere was second in the 50 free (22.90); Guarniero was second in the 100-yard backstroke (58.04); and Dolben was second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:02.77).

Senior Sarah Blair (Auburn, NY/Auburn) earned the only win for the AU women, taking first in the 50 freestyle (25.64). She also placed second in the 100-yard breast (1:12.41).

Junior Donna Hoops (Geneseo, NY/Geneseo) was third in the 100 backstroke (1:07.95); freshman Heather Remchuk (Hornell, NY/Hornell) was fifth in the 100 back (1:09.64) and 100 breast (1:16.43); and sophomore Kylie Smith (Abington, PA/Abington) was fourth in 1-meter diving (197.30 points) and 3-meter diving (170.65 points).

The team of Blair, sophomore Shelby Remington (Pike, NY/Letchworth), freshman Rachel Garramone (Evanston, IL/Chicago Waldorf) and Remchuk was fourth in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:49.66) and sophomore Eda Pellumbi (Windham, ME/Cheverus), senior Cailin Asmo (Johnson City, NY/Johnson City), sophomore Tracy Miller (Auburn, NY/Auburn) and sophomore Julia Dzikowski (Dansville, NY/Dansville) were fifth in the 400 free relay (4:12.80).

The AU men’s and women’s team is in action next on Friday, Nov. 5, at 4 p.m. at RIT.