May 31, 2023
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Men’s and women’s swim and dive teams both win over SUNY Cortland

The Ithaca College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams hosted the SUNY Cortland Red Dragons at the Kelsey Partridge Bird Natatorium on Nov. 5. The women’s team cruised to a 215–85 win while the men’s team won by the score of 177–122.

First-year student Matthew Janssen placed first in the men’s 200 yard freestyle. Kalysta Donaghy-Robinson/The Ithacan

The biggest highlight of the day was the number of first-year swimmers and divers who stepped up for the college, with multiple scoring performances.

On the men’s side first-year student Matthew Janssen finished first in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:48.81. First-year student Julian Champlin finished second in the 100-yard backstroke in 0:57.41. First-year student Ryan Cooke won the 200-yard butterfly in a time of 2:04.10. First-year student Bryce Martin came from behind to win the 200-yard individual medley in a time of 2:02.34 and first-year student Connor Gleasman won both the one- and three-meter dives with 262.40 and 269.80 total points.

For the women’s team, first-year student Emma Kidd won the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:11.61. First-year student Caroline Armistead won the 200-yard butterfly finishing with a time of 2:16.04. First-year student Angela Merch finished first in the 50-yard freestyle in 0:25.20. Merch also won the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:33.51. First-year student Naomi Fry touched the wall first in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:18.53.

First-year student Emma Kidd got first place in the women’s 100 yard breaststroke event. Kalysta Donaghy-Robinson/The Ithacan

For the women’s relays, the college’s top lineup of senior Katie Champagne, sophomore Abigail Ignagni and seniors Emily VanderSleen and Josephine Holman took the win in the 400-yard medley relay in a time of 4:08.17, while the top lineup of Champagne, Ignagni, Merch and VanderSleen won the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:40.89.

In the men’s relays, the college’s A-team of junior James Collishaw, sophomores Joe Pezzini, and Matthew Mitros and Cooke won the 400-yard medley relay in a time of 3:37.80, and the A-team of Mitros, Cooke, Collishaw and junior Michael Paulos finished first in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:27.12, capping off an impressive performance by both the men’s and women’s teams combined.

Up next, the college will host Le Moyne College at the Kelsey Partridge Bird Natatorium at 5 p.m. Nov. 11.