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November 20, 2012

Hartwick moves to 9-0 in men's swimming

The Daily Star

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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.

The Red Dragons will next compete in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships, which run Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at the Nassau County Aquatics Center.

WS 94, Cobleskill 74

SUNY Cobleskill’s women suffered a 94-74 defeat at William Smith College on Saturday to fall to 3-2 on the season.

Hannah Weideman, a junior, won the 200 breaststroke in 3:01.92 to pace the Fighting Tigers.

Cobleskill is off until Dec. 1, when it hosts Gallaudet and Wells for a triangular meet. Admission is free.

Herkimer Invitational

Second-year SUNY Delhi captain Mike Roeland set a program record in the 200 butterfly Saturday during the Herkimer County Community College Distance Swimming and Diving Invitational.

Roeland placed third in 2:29.64, breaking the record of 2:35.45 set by Shannon Mulwane on Feb. 20, 1999. He also finished second in the 200 free in a personal-best 2:03.73.

Matt Salle also set a program record, winning the 1-meter dive with 285.75 points.

The Broncos also received a victory from Kenny Calamari in the 200 backstroke (2:14.99).

Lily McEaney paced Delhi’s women with a second in the 200 butterfly (2:42.82) and a third in the 200 free (2:22.33). The Broncos also received a fifth from Mackenzie Oliver (Delhi) in the 200 free (personal-best 2:26.41).

The Broncos will host the SUNY Delhi Invite on Dec. 1.


NYS Championships

Oneonta State placed ninth out of 19 teams during the New York State Championships, which ran Saturday and Sunday at Cornell University.

The Red Dragons amassed 47.5 points – 8.5 behind eighth-place Ithaca. Cornell cruised to the team title with 183.5 points, followed by Columbia at 152.5.

Fifth-seeded Daniel Graf lost his first match for O-State at 157 pounds, 8-2 to Army’s Christopher Marchetti, but won four straight wrestleback matches en route to a sixth-place finish.

Benjamin Mikac opened with a 4-1 defeat of Mount Saint Vincent’s Marius Kola before placing seventh as the fifth seed at 133 pounds.

Alexander Pugh beat USMMA’s Constantine Rerras, 14-9, in his opening match at 125 pounds but wound up eighth in his weight class.

Shaun Gillen (165 pounds) and Chad Obzud (184) also contributed eighths after each won three consecutive wrestlebacks.

O-State also got a first-round win from Jacob Goddeau, who earned a 15-0 technical fall in 4:02 against RIT’s Lucas Howland at 141 pounds. Goddeau failed to place.

The tournament also featured a fourth-place finish at 184 pounds by Walton graduate Cody Reed, a junior who wrestles for Division I Binghamton University.

Oneonta is off until Dec. 1, when it will compete in the RIT Invitational.


Skidmore Show

Hartwick placed fourth Saturday at the Skidmore College Show, marking the Hawks’ fourth straight top-four finish.

Sophomore Julia Ready and freshman Jessica Ott earned victories for Hartwick, which scored 29 points to finish one behind third-place Colgate. The host Thoroughbreds won with 47 points, followed by Siena at 33.

Ready took the blue ribbon in the Intermediate Flat division. Ott placed first in Novice Fences.

Freshman Taylor Trombley (Oneonta High) contributed third-place finishes, in Novice Fences and Novice Flat.

Hartwick will return to Skidmore on Dec. 1 for its final show of 2012.

Morrisville Shows

Junior Leah DiGioia scored 12 points to earn the Individual High Point Rider title, leading SUNY Cobleskill’s western equestrian team to 23 points for High Point Team honors in the first of two Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Zone 2 Region 3 events Sunday at Morrisville State.

Senior Kendra Trammel finished with 11 points as the Reserve High Point Rider for the Fighting Tigers, who had 19 points in the second show for a runner-up finish in the four-team field.

Sophomore Kristine Hay qualified for the Region III Championships in the Advanced Western Horsemanship Division, as did junior Katherine Barnhart (Delhi) in the Intermediate Western Horsemanship Division.

Cobleskill has amassed 100 points on the season and is three behind Morrisville State for the top spot in the regional standings. The Fighting Tigers will return to Morrisville on Dec. 2 for a Zone 2 Region 3 competition.