Swimming and Diving Splits

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Gillian Scherz

On Saturday afternoon the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams saw mixed results in their Patriot League season opener against Bucknell. The men suffered a 160-52 defeat to the Bison, while the women took home a 156-87 victory.

The men are now 0-5, while the women moved to a record of 2-2.

It was a difficult day for the Colgate men, who earned just one first-place finish in the meet.

The relay team of senior captain Tucker Gniewek, juniors Costas Hadjipateras and Teddy Perley and sophomore Dan Swee­ney swam the 200-yard free relay in a winning time of 1:25.36.

The Raiders did manage to place in three individual events. Both Hadjipat­eras and Gniewek finished second in their races. Hadjipateras swam a 1:55.05 in the 200-yard fly and Gniewek finished the 100-yard freestylein 47.22. Sweeney swam an impressive time of 21.38 in the 50-yard freestyle, which was good for third place.

The women had another successful weekend as they dominated in ten events. The 400-yard medley relay team came out on top with a time of 3:52.33. The team was comprised of senior captains Caren Guyett and Erin McGraw, who each post­ed two individual titles as well, and sopho­mores Lia Kunnapas and Emma Santoro, who each placed first in their individual events as well.

Guyett won the 400-yard individual medley and the 500-yard free, while Mc­Graw won the 200-yard freestyle and 200-yard fly. Kunnapas earned a victory in the 200-yard backstroke and Santoro finished first in the 200-yard breaststroke.

Junior Erica Derlath also added a first-place finish for the Raiders with a 10:22.11 in the 1000-yard freestyle.

On the diving end, sophomore Kim Pilka experienced continued success as she mastered both the 1-meter and 3-me­ter dives. She scored 244.56 points in the 1-meter, a full 37.42 points above the second-place finish, and she scored 33.07 points over her closest opponent in the 3-meter dive as well with her 272.71-point victory.

The men’s team has a weekend off to train and recuperate before they face off against the historically competitive Ken­yon team at the Kenyon Invite in Gam­bier, OH on the weekend of December 2.

The women are back in action this Saturday as they travel to Pittsburg to compete against Duquesne. The meet is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start.