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December 10, 2012

Weekend College Roundup

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J&W Quad Meet

Oneonta State went 2-1 during the Johnson & Wales Quad Meet on Saturday.

Greg DuVall’s pin of Joe Pizzuto at 184 pounds started a string of five straight victories that led O-State to a 22-19 defeat of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Ben Mikac capped the spurt with a 6-3 decision over Brian Jennings at 133 pounds to give the Red Dragons a 22-6 advantage with four matches to go.

O-State also downed Williams, 24-13, with the help of a six-win run that started with DuVall’s 10-8 decision over Anthony Brooks at 184. Mikac also ended that spurt with a 15-6 major decision over Kaison Tanabe at 133 that made the score 20-3 with four matches left.

Alex Pugh (125), Mikac (133) and Joseph Gates (141) won three straight in a 26-16 loss to Johnson & Wales that turned a 16-0 deficit into a 16-13 match. J&W secured the victory by taking two of the last three matches.

The Red Dragons will compete Sunday in the Gulf Coast Duals in Fort Myers, Fla.


Suffolk Invite

Matthew Salle won both diving events, setting a conference record on the 3-meter board, to lead SUNY Delhi to a men’s team victory Saturday at the Suffolk County Community College Invite.

Salle’s program- and Mountain Valley Conference record of 251.77 points broke the 3-meter diving mark of 250.50 points set by Mark Wood on Jan. 24, 2009.

Salle also won the 1-meter dive with 245.32 points for the Broncos, who won the five-team invitational with 302 points. Queens Community College placed second with 214 points.

Delhi’s women had 213 points to place second out of four teams, 40 behind the host school.

Lily McEnaney won the 100 butterfly (1:10.21) and the 100 freestyle (1:01.75) to pace the Broncos, who also received victories from Paris Mateo in diving (141.70) and Megan Cusack in the 100 breaststroke (1:16.87).

Angeline Previle joined Cusack, Matteo and McEnaney for a victory in the 200 free relay (2:08.84).

O-State splits

Oneonta High graduate Alex Miller won two events to lead Oneonta State’s men to a 153-145 victory at Cortland on Saturday. Oneonta’s women fell, 195-103.

Miller placed first in the 100 and 200 backstrokes for O-State’s men, who received double-victories from Alex Vaughn (100, 200 breaststrokes), Jermaine Miller (1-meter, 3-meter diving); and Ryan Walsh (100, 200 butterflies).

Alex Miller also teamed with Vaughn, Colton Roe and Lucas Santiago for a relay victory.

Carly Cahill paced Oneonta’s women with wins in the 200 free and the 200 backstroke.

Alexxa Poliachik contributed a triumph in the 100 backstroke for O-State, which will compete in the Bob Mowerson Invitational during a winter-break trip to Florida.

Fighting Tigers swept

SUNY Cobleskill's men and women completed the first semester of swimming Saturday with losses at Cazenovia. The Fighting Tigers men fell, 149-116, and the women lost, 183-88.

diver Sam Scott won the 1-meter dive with 208 points for Cobleskill’s men, who received a victory in the 200 free relay from Mike Edwards, Justin Wheeler, Connor Worden and James Bercier.

Rachael Degnan paced Cobleskill’s women with a winning program-record time of 5:11.10 in the 400 individual medley and a triumph in the 200 butterfly in 2:46.37.

Degnan also broke a 25-year-old program record in the 1,650 free with a second-place time of 20:04.08.

Audrey Harper contributed wins in the 100 backstroke (1:12.10) and the 200 backstroke (2:40.04). She also teamed with Degnan, Hannah Weidman and Tyler Little for a victory in the 200 free relay (2:01.02).

Cobleskill is off until Jan. 16, when it competes with Bethany College and host Frostburg State University in a triangular meet.


Saint Lawrence Relays

SUNY Delhi’s men placed third with 58 points during the St. Lawrence Holiday Relays on Saturday. The host school won with 277 points, followed by Plattsburgh at 115.

Pat Taylor won the long jump at 20-8 and ran the lead leg for the second-place 800 relay team. Taylor joined Kervens Ocean, James Cowell and Orion Brown for a runner-up finish in 1:36.29.

The Broncos 1,600 relay squad of Joelsen Resimo, Pete Schweitzer, Brendan Callaghan and Kevin Williams crossed in a winning time of 3:37.17.

Raaquel Thomas paced Delhi’s women with second-place finishes in the 60 (8.19) and the 200 (28.28).

The Broncos women had 19 points for fourth place. St. Lawrence won with 205 points, followed by Plattsburgh at 96 and Colgate at 86.

Ithaca Quad Meet

J.D. Roth and Jake Alviene won two events apiece Saturday to lead Oneonta State during the non-scoring Ithaca Quad Meet at Ithaca College.

Roth placed first in the shot put (50-0) and the weight throw (54-5). Alviene won the 200 (22.43) and the 60 hurdles (8.43).

The Red Dragons also received victories from Sean Bernstein (60, 6.96), Joe Carr (400, 50.30) and Dustin Cox (high jump, 6-4). Oneonta won the 1,600 relay in 3:27.76 and the 3,200 relay in 8:17.63 as well.

O-State’s women had winners in Kaitlyn Brandt (60, 8.08), Marisa Hitchcock (mile, 5:24.83), Danielle Kennedy (3,000, 10:43.87), and Kate Parsons (weight throw, 45-6).

They also finished first in the 3,200 relay, in 10:26.49.

Oneonta will compete in the Gotham Cup on Jan. 11 at the New York Armory.

Harvard Invitational

Sophomore sprinter Javant’e Coley placed fourth in the 400 with a New York State College Track Conference qualifying standard of 50.41 seconds to lead SUNY Cobleskill’s men Saturday at the Harvard Open Invitational.

Freshman Keilan McMillian cleared 6-6.75 in the high jump to place fifth. His height met the qualifying standard for the Eastern College Athletic Conference and the NYSCTC championships.

Sophomore Quashanda Barnes had a third with a 5-1 in the high jump to qualify for the NYSCTC Championships.

The Fighting Tigers are off until Jan. 19, when they will compete in the Wesleyan University Invitational.