The Ithaca College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams participated in a tri-meet against Hartwick College and SUNY Geneseo on Nov. 21. The women’s team was able to win 199–100 against Hartwick, but was unable to get the win against Geneseo, as it lost 135–165. The men’s team dropped both of its contests, losing 114–177 and 88–212 to Hartwick and Geneseo, respectively.
For the women’s team, junior Samantha Reilly placed first in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:09.49. Junior Lake Duffy had a fairly successful night herself, earning two first-place finishes in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.59 and the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 53.3.
The Bombers dominated the 200-yard breaststroke, taking the top three spots. Freshman Hannah Parbst finished first with a time of 2:33.44. In second place was freshman Casey Koenig, while Reilly placed again in third.
On the diving front, the Bombers took first place in both the 3-meter and 1-meter events. Sophomore Anna Belson took first in the 3-meter with a score of 259.75, and Belson finished second in the 1-meter. The first-place finisher for that event was sophomore Katie Helly, who tallied a score of 231.60.
The women’s team finished with a total of six first-place finishers.
For the men’s team, senior James Bowe took first in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:14.16. However, he was the Blue and Gold’s lone first-place finisher. Sophomore Aidan Hartswick would come very close in the 100-yard breaststroke, losing to Geneseo’s John Pompay by only .22 seconds. Hartswick would finish with a time of 1:01.23.
Senior Addison Hebert took second in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:46.10. The Bombers’ 400-yard freestyle relay team, featuring Hartswick and Herbert as well as freshman Aaron Levin and senior Jeremy Kingsley, would place second overall with a time of 3:13.05. The relay team of senior Vincent Dodero, senior Keith Dougherty, senior Jonathan Husson and freshman Kellen Scanlan took fifth place in the same event.
In the deep end of the pool, freshman diver Scott Hillen finished third overall in the 1-meter with a final score of 245.55.
Both teams will compete again in the Bomber Invitational, which takes place Dec. 4–6 at the Athletics and Events Center, where they will welcome teams from all over the Northeast.