BUFFALO, New York, February 16. THE SUNY Geneseo women's swimming and diving team won their second straight and 17th of the last 20 conference titles at the 2009 SUNYAC Swimming and Diving championships with 865 points over second place Oswego's 640. Please note the chart below for time notations.
Thursday featured two NCAA automatic qualifying times and four SUNYAC and five school records for Geneseo. First year Alex Dockstader won the 200-yard IM in a time of 2:05.41 ($A). Dockstader teamed with junior Katie Linehan, senior Jessie Cocco and sophomore Jennifer Anthone to win the 200 free relay in a time of 1:35.79 ($B) and with Cocco, senior Lindsey Dressel and sophomore Michelle Rodriguez to win the 400 medley relay in a time of 3:54.03 ($B). Rodriguez posted a winning time of 4:59.22 ($A) in the 500-yard freestyle, Dressel finished third in the 200 IM with a time of 2:10.73 (B) and Anthone placed third in the 50 freestyle in 24.24 (*B).
On Friday, Geneseo set three more SUNYAC records, seven school records, had one automatic qualifier and seven provisional qualifying times. Rodriguez won the 200 free in 1:51.52 ($A) to highlight the finishes and Dockstader finished second in the event in 1:52.74 (B). Dressel led a 1-4 sweep of the 400 IM with a time of 4:32.90 ($B) as Rachel Giza finished in 4:40.22, Kelly Battaglia clocked a 4:41.23 and Natalie Thorpe swam a 4:42.62. Cocco posted a second place time of 1:06.38 (*B) in the 100 breast and Sierra Achin finished third in the event in 1:06.69 (B). Geneseo's Jade Plaschka won the 100 fly in 59.49 after posting a 59.44 (*) in the prelims and Alana Sprow finished third in the 100 back in 59.63 (*B). The 200 medley relay team of Liz Krause, Cocco, Anthone and Rodriguez won in a time of 1:47.02 (*B) and the 800 freestyle relay team of Anthone, Mae Lankes, Dockstader and Rodriguez won in a time of 7:41.42 ($B).
On Saturday, Rodriguez highlighted the finishes by posting a 51.34 (*A) in the 100 freestyle. Dockstader and Giza finished 1-2 in the 200 back with times of 2:05.68 (*B) and 2:08.07, respectively and Achin won the 200 breast in 2:22.33 ($B). The 400 free relay team of Dockstader, Anthone, Linehan and Rodriguez won in a time of 3:29.62 ($B).
The men's swimming and diving team won their 11th consecutive and 16th of the last 20 conference crowns at the 2009 SUNYAC Swimming and Diving championships with a convincing 967 points over second place Cortland's 609 at Erie Community College.
Thursday featured two school records and one NCAA provisional qualifying time. First year Ken Pink led an onslaught of Blue Wave swimmers in the 200-yard IM with a time of 1:55.28 (*) as Geneseo captured the first five places. First year Aaron Wagner was second in 1:57.39, followed by Andrew Gorcica with a time of 1:57.68, CJ Schaub with a time of 1:57.85 and Sean Kennedy with a time of 1:57.90. First year Nate Foley won the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:40.38 and the 400 medley relay team of Josh Kaplan, Pink, Wagner and senior Sig Culhane won in a time of 3:27.78 (*B).
On Friday, Geneseo saw two more school records fall and posted three provisional qualifying times. Pink led a 1-2-3 finish in the 100 breast with a time of 1:41.54 after a 1:41.35 (*B) in the prelims, Schaub swam a 58.87 and Gorcica posted a 59.66. Culhane placed second in the 200 free in 1:41.54 after swimming a 1:41.35 (*B) in the prelims and Russell Sullivan touched second in the 100 back in 52.84 (*). The Blue Wave swept the first four places in the 400 IM as Colin Heinemann won in 4:11.20, Kennedy swam a 4:14.94, Jeff Singer finished in 4:16.90 and Jeremy Boyce posted a 4:17.20. The 200 medley relay team of Kaplan, Pink, Wagner and Dan Strothenke won in a time of 1:35.80 and the 800 freestyle relay team of Culhane, Strothenke, Foley and Sugnet won in a time of 6:53.75 (B).
On Saturday, Geneseo's highlights included a 1-5 sweep in the 200 breast as Pink won the event in 2:06.68 ($B), Gorcica finished in 2:08.26, Schaub posted a 2:10.82, Matt Valvo swam a 2:11.65 and Jeremy Boyce finished in 2:13.01. The 400 free relay team of Strothenke, Wagner, Sugnet and Culhane won in a time of 3:06.31 ($B). Sullivan won the 200 back in 1:53.62 ($B) and Foley and Heinemann finished 1-2 in the 1650 free with times of 16:08.60 (*B) and 16:28.02, respectively.
$-SUNYAC and School Record
A-NCAA Division III Automatic Qualifying time
B-NCAA Division III Provisional Qualifying time
Special thanks to SUNY Geneseo for contributing this report.