Colgate vs. Dartmouth

HANOVER, New Hampshire, November 22. COLGATE claimed firsts in 15 of 16 races and posted the top three finishes in four events in a convincing 203-94 victory over Dartmouth, Sunday afternoon at the Karl Michaels and Spaulding Pool.

Colgate, which improved to 2-3, led from start to finish. Emma Santoro (Fall River, Mass.) and Caren Guyett (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) were both quadruple winners, while Kim Siembieda (Narberth, Pa.) won three events.

The Raiders opened the competition by taking the top two spots in the 200 medley relay as the foursome of Lia Kunnapas (Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.), Santoro, Kate Murphy (Williamsburg, Va.) and Sarah Sciarrino (Buffalo, N.Y.) just missed entering the top 10 list at Colgate with a winning time of 1:50.63.

Guyett led a one-two-three sweep in the second event – 1650 free. The junior was clocked at 17:30.52 while Erika Mortenson (Chesterfield, Mo.) and Caitlin Dwyer (Hicksville, N.Y.) were second and third respectively. Colgate duplicated the feat in the next event as well as Santoro, Erica Derlath (Garden City, N.Y.) and Kunnapas placed first, second and third respectively in the 200 free. Santoro won the event with a 1:55.53.

Colgate's other top three sweeps came in back to back fashion as well. Santoro (1:07.86) won the 200 breast with Caitlin Curran (Alpharetta, Ga.) and Becca Murray (Wilmington, Del.) placing second and third, while Erin McGraw (Penfield, N.Y.) won the 200 fly with a 2:07.04 while Derlath and Kunnapas placed second and third.

The Raiders took the top two spots in two individual events. Siembieda edged Sarah Button (Mendham, N.J.) with a winning time of 1:00.72 in the 100 back and Kunnapas posted a 2:04.74 to out touch Derlath in the 200 back.

Other victories came from Siembieda in the 50 free (25.05); Guyett in the 100 free (54.51); Curran in the 200 breast (2:26.99); Guyett in the 500 free (5:01.48); Santoro in the 400 IM (4:40.31) and the team of Sciarrino, Siembieda, Guyett and McGraw in the 200 free relay (1:37.25).

Diver Kim Pilka (Great Falls, Va.) claimed both the one-meter (262.20) and three-meter (261.00) events.

Colgate returns to action January 9 as it hosts Bucknell.

Meanwhile, Casey Powers (Chappaqua, N.Y.) was the lone Colgate swimmer to post an individual victory as the Raiders dropped a 194-83 decision to Dartmouth in men's swimming & diving action, Sunday afternoon at the Karl Michaels and Spaulding Pool.

The sophomore led a one-two-three sweep ahead of Devon Healy (New Canaan, Conn.) and Nick Amato (East Norwich, N.Y.) in the 1650 by posting a winning time of 16:51.29. Powers came back to post a winning time of 4:52.74 in the 500 free.

Colgate's only other two victories came in the opening and closing events. The foursome of Dan Sweeney (New Canaan, Conn.), Teddy Perley (Harrison, N.Y.), Costas Hadjipateras (New Canaan, Conn.), and Tucker Gniewek (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) won the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:37.49. Robert Rutkowski (Lititz, Pa.) joined Gniewek, Sweeney and Hadjipateras to swim a 1:26.13 in the 200 free relay.

The Raiders received a pair of seconds from Gniewek in the 50 (21.67) and 100 (47.69) free events, while Hadjipateras swam a 1:46.33 in the 200 free, which also placed second. Healy posted a 2:16.60 in the 200 breast to gain second-place points.

Colgate, 0-4 overall, returns to action January 9 as it hosts Bucknell.

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