Blue Wave surfs to success

The Geneseo men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have recently had phenomenal performances. In their last meets against Ithaca College and Hartwick College, the Knights went 3-1. The men won both of their meets with a score of 213-81 over Ithaca and 207-92 over Hartwick. The women lost to Ithaca, 162-138, but defeated Hartwick 246-54. Senior swimmer Kevin Schaub gave another dominating performance against Ithaca and Hartwick, with four different event victories. Schaub won the 200m butterfly with a time of 1:56.46, the 200m backstroke with a time of 1:55.17 and the 200m IM with a time of 1:59.60. Schaub also swam a leg in the 200 medley-winning relay, which the Knights won with a time of 1:26.40.

Junior swimmer Jeff Doser also had a fantastic meet. Doser won two individual events—the 100 and 200m freestyle—and helped add a leg in the 200m free relay. In his 200m freestyle win, Doser finished with a time of 1:42.75—the 17th fastest time nationally.

Other notable events include 1 and 3m diving, where junior diver Sam Randall won both, posting a score of 267.10 in the 1m and 311.95 in the 3m. The men are now 4-1 and will face Ithaca again for the Ithaca Invitational on Friday Dec. 2-Sunday Dec. 4.

The women also had a strong meet to bring them to 4-1 this season, same as the men. Sophomore swimmer Nancy Nasky won three individual events in the meet, including the 1,000m freestyle with a time of 10:43.94, the 200m freestyle with a time of 1:58.77 and the 500m freestyle with a time of 5:15.47. Not only did Nasky win the 1,000m, but she did so with a time that ranks 21st nationally.

Other notable events included diving, where senior diver Claudia Kolakowski finished in third in the 1 and 3m dives. The women will also swim next at the Ithaca Invitational Friday Dec. 2-Sunday Dec. 4.

With the Knights performing so well in the meets against Ithaca and Hartwick, two swimmers were honored with SUNYAC Athlete of the Week recognitions. Doser won Men’s Swimming & Diving Swimmer of the Week and Nasky won Women’s Swimming & Diving Swimmer of the Week.

Three swimmers were honored with SUNYAC Athlete of the Week earlier on Nov. 18. Schaub won Men’s Swimmer of the Week, Randall won Men’s Diver of the Week and sophomore swimmer Sydney Ng won Women’s Swimmer of the Week.

After the invitational, the men and women do not have another meet until Jan. 14, when the Blue Wave will face both Westminster College and Carnegie Mellon University at Westminster.