Swimming and Diving Faces Boston Opponents


Gillian Scherz

This past weekend, both the men’s and wom­en’s swimming and diving teams hosted Boston College (BC) and Boston University (BU) at Lineberry Natatorium. The men lost 161-125 on Saturday to BC and then fell to BU 160-71 on Sunday. The women earned a significant win over BC on Saturday, 209-89 before losing 148-95 to BU on Sunday. The Colgate women set two new school records in the 400-yard medley and the 200-yard backstroke and a new pool record in the 500-yard freestyle.

The Raiders won nine events in their loss to BC. Senior captain Tucker Gniewek and junior Costas Hadjipateras each won two individual events, though Gniewek’s 50-yard freestyle was a first-place tie with Raider sophomore Dan Sweeney. Senior Devon Healy and juniors Ted­dy Perley and Patrick White also came up with individual victories. Two of Colgate’s wins came from relay events. The team of Gniewek, Had­jipateras, Sweeney and Perley took first place in the 400-yard medley relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay.

On Sunday, the men came away with only three victories, earned by Sweeney, Hadjipateras and Gniewek. The team is now 0-4, but they look to improve this weekend in their Patriot League opener at Bucknell.

The women had a very successful Saturday, as they lost only one event against BC. The senior duo of Caren Guyett and Erin McGraw each boasted three individual victories, while sopho­mores Lia Kunnapas and Emma Santoro each earned two apiece. Sophomore Kim Pilka also claimed two firsts in her diving events. Junior Jenna Daly and sophomore Ryan Marynows­ki also earned first-place finishes in their individual events.

The 400-yard medley relay of Kunnapas, McGraw, Santoro and first-year Claire Hunter also brought home the gold and set a new school record with their time of 3:54.30.

In Sunday’s defeat, the Raiders earned four individual victories, including a new school re­cord in the 200-yard backstroke by Kunnapas with a time of 2:04.19 and a new pool record by Guyett, who swam a 5:00.07 in the 500-yard freestyle. Other individual titles came from Mc­Graw in the 200-yard freestyle and Pilka in the 1-meter dive competition.

The women are now 1-2 and will join the men at Bucknell this weekend.