POUGHKEEPSIE, New York, October 21. THE Marist Men's swimming and diving team wrapped up the season's opening event on Saturday on day two of the 2006 Red Fox Invitational. Pat Collins (Nutley, N.J.) was the lone individual winner for Marist, as he took the top spot in the 50-yard freestyle.
Collins bested the field in the 50-yard free with a time of 21.71 seconds, while Will Shearouse (Milford, N.H.) took 10th place with a time of 23.12. Collins would go on finish six in the 100-yard butterfly in 54.78, second in the 100-yard free in 47.97 and swim the anchor leg of the 400-yard freestyle relay that was victorious in a time of 3:15.47.
Spencer Hartmann (Windsor, Conn.) and Ralph Rienzo (Wallingford, Conn.) also turned in strong performances, as they would place third and fifth in the 500-yard freestyle in times of 4:46.49 and 4:50.94, respectively. Rienzo would go on to finish in 10th place in the 100-yard freestyle in 50.14.
Other strong showings were turned in by Dan Garaffa (Manchester, Conn.), who finished second in the 200-yard backstroke, and Greg Jablonski (Massapequa, N.Y.) who took the fourth position in the 200-yard breaststroke.
In diving, junior Devon O'Nalty (East Hartford, Conn.) completed the sweep as he won the 1-meter event on Saturday. He topped the field with a score of 248.70. Mitchell Katz (Wappingers Falls, N.Y.) took fifth place and Jesus Santos (Haverstraw, N.Y.) followed in sixth for the Foxes.