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November 20, 2012

Hartwick moves to 9-0 in men's swimming

Staff Report

The Hartwick College men’s swimming and diving team dominated the competition Saturday at the Hamilton Quad Meet to improve to 9-0 this season.

Hartwick downed the host school, 181-56; Ithaca, 138-99; and SUNY Geneseo, 166-65.

The Hawks women beat Hamilton, 162-87, and Geneseo, 118-116, but suffered their first loss of the season with a 146-97 setback against Ithaca.

Kenny Kleso, Chris Willcox and Miles Blaney won two events apiece to pace Hartwick’s men.

Kleso placed first in the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:59.39) and the 200 backstroke (2:12.29). Willcox won the 200 individual medley (2:00.89) and the 200 butterfly (1:56.99). Blaney touched first in the 200 free (1:44.89) and the 500 free (4:50.89).

Brad Ranson contributed a victory in the 100 free, with a season-best time of 47.69.

Hartwick also had season-bests in the 400 medley relay (3:31.99) and the 400 free relay (3:11.03).

Gwen Mathias paced Hartwick’s women with triumphs in the 1,000 free (10:59.49) and the 500 free (5:22.70). Jade Woodend won the 50 free (25.12) for the Hawks, who also took first in the 400 free relay (3:43.62).

Up next for Hartwick is the Ithaca College Invitational, which runs Nov. 30-Dec. 2.

NC Invitational

Oneonta State dominated the two-day North Country Invitational en route to men’s and women’s team titles Saturday.

The Red Dragons women amassed 786 points for their ninth consecutive team championship. O-State’s men had 584 points for their fourth straight team title.

Freshman Lauren Zentko won three events to pace Oneonta’s women. She scored 48 points with victories in the 500 free (5:20.91), the 1,650 free (18:19.00) and the 400 individual medley (4:52.98).

Delhi graduate Chandler Shepard, a junior, won the 50 free (26.07) and the 100 free (56.73). O-State also received victories from Alyssa Brennan (200 breaststroke), Carly Cahill (200 backstroke), Hannah Hillebrand (3-meter diving), Kristen Magliola (200 individual medley), Alexxa Poliachik (100 butterfly), Kelly Ruf (200 butterfly), and Taylor Waldrop (200 free).

Jermaine Miller paced Oneonta’s men with triumphs in 1-meter diving (267.00 points) and 3-meter diving (251.70).

Colton Roe (100 backstroke), Lucas Santiago (100 butterfly), Ryan Walsh (200 butterfly) and Oneonta High graduate Alex Miller (200 backstroke) also won for Oneonta’s men.

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