Fairfield vs. Marist

POUGHKEEPSIE, New York, November 6. THE Marist men's swimming and diving team picked up its first dual meet victory of the season on Saturday afternoon. The Red Foxes notched a 161-125 win over Fairfield in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) dual meet at the McCann Center Natatorium on Saturday.

Three Red Foxes were double-winners on the afternoon. Senior Steven Vendetta (South Windsor, Conn.) won the 1,000- and 200-yd. freestyle, freshman Nick Spinella (Franklin Square, N.Y.) claimed first in the 100-yd. butterfly and 100-yd. backstroke, and senior Brian Bolstad (Highland, N.Y.) continued his dominance of the MAAC with a sweep of the 1- and 3-meter diving events.

Vendetta won back-to-back individual events to open the meet. He placed first in the 1,000-yd. freestyle with a time of 10:08.20. Vendetta returned to the pool just minutes later and won the 200-yd. freestyle with a time of 1:49.46.

Spinella took first place in the 100-yd.backstroke with a time of 54.05 seconds. He also won the 100-yd. butterfly with a time of 54.37 seconds.

Bolstad easily handled the diving events for Marist. He first won the 3-meter board by over 120 points. Bolstad scored 345.97 points. He was followed by freshman Sean Malloy (Slingerlands, N.Y.) took second with a score of 222.15. Later in the meet, Bolstad and Malloy finished first and second respectively on the 1-meter board. Bolstad totaled 290.32 points, while Malloy wrapped up second place with a score of 247.50.

Marist (1-2, 1-1 MAAC) also got wins from freshman Patrick Geraghty (Holyoke, Mass.) in the 200-yd. butterfly, senior Keith Miller (Missoula, Mont.) in the 100-yd. freestyle, classmate Joshua Sklanka (Watertown, Conn.) and sophomore Stephen Miller (Downington, Pa.) in the 500-yd. freestyle.

The Red Foxes will return to action on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. in Vestal, N.Y. Marist will take on Binghamton in a dual meet.

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