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AU men’s and women swimming and diving teams compete at Geneseo
10/31/11

GENESEO, NY - The Alfred University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams competed at the SUNY Geneseo Invitational Saturday. The AU men took second place and the Saxon women were third.

In addition to Geneseo and Alfred, SUNY Brockport and Buffalo State also competed. Geneseo won the men’s and women’s meets; Alfred’s men finished ahead of third-place Brockport and fourth-place Buffalo State, while the AU women’s finished ahead of Buff State.

Alfred’s men won five individual events and both relays. Sophomore Peter Sowinski (Akron, NY/Akron) paced the AU men with wins in the 200-yard freestyle (1:47.82) and 100-yard free (48.96).

Other individual winners for the Saxons were juniors Nate Chapman (Hornell, NY/Hornell) and Brett Irwin (Springwater, NY/Wayland-Cohocton) in the 1,000-yard free (10:17.69) and 100-yard butterfly (54,25), respectively; and senior Warren Dolben (Rye, NH/Berwick Academy) in the 100-yard breaststroke (59.15). Chapman also took second in the 500-yard free (4:59.34) and Dolben was runner-up in the 200-yard individual medley (2:03.41).

Other top performers for the AU men were: freshman Jeffrey Rowland (Rochester, NY/Hilton), second in the 1,000-yard free (10:31.54) and third in the 200 free (1:51.40); senior Rich Guarniero (Utica, NY/Thomas R. Proctor), second in the 100 backstroke (57.76); freshman Zachary Toth (Lockport, NY/Lockport), second in the 100 butterfly (55.04) and fourth in the 200 IM (2:05.45); and freshman Jeffrey Castellano (Fairport, NY/Fairport), third and fourth, respectively, in 3-meter diving (190.15 points) and 1-meter diving (173.55).

The team of Guarniero, Dolben, Irwin and freshman Dave Coombs (Dansville, NY/Dansville) won the 200-yard medley relay (1:37.97) and the team of Chapman, Toth, Coombs and Sowinski took the 400 free relay (3:15.41).

Freshman Christina Behr (Manahawkin, NJ/Southern Regional) led the Alfred women, taking second in the 50 free (25.57) and 100 free (56.63).

Other to swimmers for the AU women were: junior Shelby Remington (Pike, NY/Letchworth), third in the 1,000 free (11:57.87) and fifth in the 500 free (5:51.85); senior Donna Hoops (Geneseo, NY/Geneseo) and freshmen Allison Derwallis (Fairfield, CT/Fairfild-Ludlowe) and Sarah Dykstra, third (1:06.97), fifth (1:08.28) and sixth (1:09.22), respectively, in the 100 back; juniors Katie Ganley (Syracuse, NY/Westhill) and Eryn Martich (Johnson City, NY/Johnson City) eighth (1:08.49) and 10th (1:09.67), respectively, in the 100 fly; junior Eda Pellumbi (Windham, ME/Cheverus), sixth and seventh, respectively, in the 1,000 free (12:17.17) and 500 free (5:57.68); and freshmen Tess Hannafin (Storrs, CT/E.O. Smith) and Alyssa Fuller (Alfred Station, NY/Alfred-Almond), seventh (1:24.00) and ninth (1:26.28), respectively, in the 100-yard breaststroke.

AU is in action next on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 1 p.m. at home against RIT.