Colgate Women, Canisius Men Roll In Tri-Meet With Niagara

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November 04th, 2019 College, News

Colgate v. Niagara v. Canisius

  • November 2, 2019
  • Hamilton, New York
  • Results

Courtesy: Canisius Athletics

The Canisius men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams earned a split on the road Saturday afternoon against Colgate before sweeping “Battle of the Bridge” rival Niagara in a dual meet at the Lineberry Natatorium in Hamilton, N.Y.

The Golden Griffin men defeated the Raiders, 158.50-66.50, while the women’s team suffered a slim 121-120 loss.

However, the Griffs earned victories on both sides against the Purple Eagles. The men defeated Niagara by a 160-72 margin, while the women earned a 152-90 victory.

The men’s side was led by senior Kenyon Winkky and sophomore Liam O’Connell, who both swept their respective events.

Winkky earned victories in the 100-yard backstroke, 200-yard medley relay and 100-yard butterfly. O’Connell, meanwhile, placed first in the 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle and 400-yard freestyle relay.

In men’s diving, freshman Slade Merk finished second in both the 1-meter (119.90) and 3-meter (122.65) events.

In women’s diving, Canisius senior Gianna Cornelia swept her events, claiming both the 1-meter (237.85) and 3-meter (244.05) events. Senior Vinnie Costanzo took second in the 3-meter dive with a score of 216.50 and placed third in the 1-meter (220.15) event.

On the women’s side, Ashlynn Gilfillan swept her events on Saturday afternoon. The senior placed first in the 200-yard freestyle, the 100-yard freestyle and as a member of the 400-yard freestyle relay team with Sage PollackKelly Burns and Grace VanBuren.

The Blue and Gold return to action on Nov. 9, when the Griffs travel to Vestal, N.Y. to take on Binghamton. Meet time at the Patricia A. Saunders Aquatic Center is set for 1 p.m.

Courtesy: Colgate Athletics (Men)

HAMILTON – The Colgate Men’s Swimming & Diving team battled two Buffalo-area visitors Saturday afternoon, coming out on top against Niagara and falling short against Canisius.

The Raiders’ day was highlighted by Justin Song and Andrew Kelemen finishing first and second respectively in the 1,000 Yard Freestyle. Song, a sophomore, posted a time of 10:13.57. His junior counterpart was right behind him, finishing in 10:15.32. The pair did the same in the 500 Yard Freestyle over several competitors from both visiting schools.

The Colgate men also saw a second place finish in the 400 Yard Freestyle Relay thanks to Cole BlighGraham RussellJustin Song, and Segundo Reinhardt.

Colgate defeated Niagara 112-107, lost to Canisius 158.5-66.5. Coaches were pleased with the men’s win over a talented Niagara group and look forward to building on Saturday’s success.

From the Source
Head Swimming and Diving Coach Ed Pretre

“Today was a total team effort from both teams to come out with some victories today. The team knew going into the meet that it was going to be a nail biter and that every point mattered. This is great momentum for our team and we look forward to getting faster as the season goes on.”

Up Next
Colgate welcomes Loyola into Lineberry Natatorium on Nov. 9.

Courtesy: Niagara Athletics (Men)

HAMILTON, N.Y. – The Purple Eagles were beaten in a tri-meet with Colgate and Canisius on Saturday, losing to the Raiders, 112-107, and falling to the Griffs, 160-72.

Meet Notes

  • Colin Lang won both the 1-meter and 3-meter dives. He had a total score of 233.30 in the 1-meter dive and 222.40 in the 3-meter dive.
  • The relay team of Noah BrooksEdgar MelchorDalton Stier and Tyler Prosser took second in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:37.84.
  • Prosser took second in the 50 free (22.39)
  • Melchor took second in the 100 breast with a time of 58.85 and placed third in the 200 free, finishing the event with a time of 1:47.90.
  • Brooks placed second in the 100 back with a time of 55.10 and took third in the 200 IM with a time of 2:03.03.
  • Stier swam the 100 fly in 53.10 to finish the event in third place. He also finished third in the 500 free with a time of 4:59.44.
Up Next
  • The Purple Eagles host Youngstown State for a dual meet on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1:00 p.m.

Courtesy: Colgate Athletics (Women)

HAMILTON – There’s no doubt that the Colgate women brought their best to Lineberry Natatorium on Saturday. The team swept Niagara and Canisius, including a thrilling one-point victory over Canisius.

The Raiders saw several first place finishes in individual events. Senior Lauren deTorres won two including the 50 Yard Freestyle and 100 Yard Breaststroke. deTorres was also an integral part of the 200 Yard Medley Relay. That winning group also included Beth CaruanaMadison Sullivan, and Carolyn Silverman.

Katie Hand also had an impressive showing for Colgate. The freshman from Indiana took first in the 200 Yard Individual Medley and also the 100 Yard Butterfly.

Colgate defeated Niagara by a score of 133-104, Canisius 121-120.

From the Source
Head Swimming and Diving Coach Ed Pretre

  • “Today was a total team effort from both teams to come out with some victories today. The team knew going into the meet that it was going to be a nail biter and that every point mattered. This is great momentum for our team and we look forward to getting faster as the season goes on.”

Next Up

The Colgate women will look to build on Saturday’s success on Nov. 9 when they compete against Loyola at Lineberry Natatorium.

Courtesy: Niagara Athletics (Women)

HAMILTON, N.Y. – The Niagara women’s swimming and diving team fell to both Colgate (133-104) and Canisius (152-90) in a tri-meet on Saturday.

Meet Notes

  • Avery Sanquist won the 1000 free, finishing the event in 11:00.63. Sanquist placed second in the 500 free with a time of 5:23.89.
  • Yvonne Schere took second in the 200 free with a time of 2:00.21. She placed third in the 100 free with a time of 55.61.
  • The relay team of Isabella DeSimoneHannah CharltonJenna Wagoner and Schere placed third in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:52.59.
  • DeSimone took third place in the 50 free with a time of 24.73.
  • Sydney Sarkis placed second in the 1-meter dive with a score of 223.25. She finished third in the 3-meter dive with a total score of 181.50.
  • Charlton finished third in the 100 fly with a time of 59.94.
  • The relay team of DeSimone, Delaney LabueLauren Nicastro and Lauren Hume took second in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:43.41.
Up Next
  • The Purple Eagles host Youngstown State for a dual meet on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1:00 p.m.

 

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