Guyett Dives Into Record Books

Guyett Dives Into Record Books

Wil de Revere

Last Friday, the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams fell to visiting Syracuse University in what was the first meet of the season for both Colgate squads. The men lost by a final score of 170-61, while the women fell by a final count of 129-94. These meets marked the last times that the Syracuse and Colgate swimming and diving teams will compete against each other, as Syracuse University plans to discontinue its swimming and diving programs after the season. This decision will end an 80-year history of competition between the two schools.

First-year Caren Guyett led the way for the women’s team after placing first in the 1,000-yard freestyle and the 200-yard individual medley. She also placed second in the 500-yard freestyle. Guyett’s time of 10:24.32 in the 1,000-yard freestyle broke both the Colgate women’s varsity record and the Lineberry Natatorium women’s record for that race. Junior Emily Murphy also contributed to the Colgate cause, as she finished first in the 50-yard freestyle and second in the 100-yard freestyle.

Meanwhile on the men’s side, Syracuse defeated Colgate in every event. The Orange was led by senior Boldizsar Kiss and sophomore Alex Taraskin. Kiss won gold in the 200-yard butterfly and the 200-yard freestyle, while Taraskin placed first in the 1,000-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle. Colgate first-year Trevor Healy had a strong showing after placing second in the 1,000-yard freestyle and fourth in the 500-yard freestyle.

Both the men’s and women’s teams will look to rebound next Saturday at Boston College, against a team that both lost to last season.