The final day of competition began with the 1,650 yard free event, in which freshman Leslie Flannery took top honors on the women’s side with a time of 19:37.23. Flannery’s time establishes a new school record for the event, and her 1,000 yd. split of 11:50.92 improves her school record in the 1,000 by nearly four seconds. For the men, freshman Eric Kowalik took second in the event with a time of 19:13.68.
Moving to the sprint event for the evening, sophomore Stephanie Mott tied for fourth place in the 100 yd. free with a time of 1:01.29; while freshman Adam Seweryniak and sophomore Dustin Shepard took fifth and 11th respectfully in the same event with times of 52.46 and 55.63 for the men. Sophomores Katelin Adamczak and Claire Vanderberg took second and third in the 200 yd. breaststroke with times of 2:47.55 and 2:49.37. In the men’s event sophomore Doug Nagowski finished sixth at 2:43.81, while freshman Justin Perry touched in at 2:46.00 for ninth. Freshman Makayla Bidell took third place honors in the 200 yd. fly with a time of 2:55.50.
Competition came to close at the conclusion of the 400 yd. freestyle relays. The women’s relay of Flannery, Bidell, Mott, and Vanderberg took second place honors with a time of 4:06.59. The men’s relay of Shepard, Nagowski, Kowalik, and Seweryniak touched in with a time of 3:40.31 to finish fourth.
Monroe Community College took top honors as Region III and Northeast District champions for both the men and women with scores of 668 points and 529 points respectfully. Genesee’s women took runner-up honors with a score of 292.5 points, while the men garnished 195 points to finish fourth.
The teams return to action March 3-6 at the 2010 NJCAA Swimming & Diving Nationals at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce Florida.