The Swimming & Diving team split a dual meet at home with Erie CC last night; the men won by a score of 110-80, while the women lost a close one 71-64. On the season the men improve to 3-0 in dual meet competition while the women fall to 0-3. Leading the way for the Cougars was freshman Yoshi Kuribayashi (Yokohama-City, Japan) who had two individual first place finishes in the 200 yard freestyle and the 200 yd individual medley, and first place finish in the 800 yd freestyle relay.
The meet began with the men’s 200 yd medley relay which saw the team of freshman Brady Smith (Brisbane, Australia), sophomore Justin Perry (Batavia, NY), freshman Rob Harder (Letchworth, NY) and freshman Max Brady (Akron, NY) take first place with a time of 1:53.60. The 1,000 yd distance freestyle saw sophomore Brad Blair (Attica, NY) stay neck and neck with Erie’s Ryan Walter for 40 lengths of the pool with Walter out-touching Brad by less than half a second.
Sophomore Alysha Phillips (Attica, NY) led things off for the women in the 200 yd. freestyle taking first place with a season best time of 2:21.64; Yoshi Kuribayashi won the men’s 200 freestyle with a time of 2:05.80. Sophomore Kristina Kasper (Albion, NY) led Genesee in the 50 yd freestyle taking second while fellow sophomore Dani Hoskins and freshman Amber Shults (Brockport, NY) took third and fourth respectfully. In the men’s event freshman Kento Ishikawa took second place with a time of 23.07 narrowly getting out touched by twelve hundreds of a second.
In the women’s 200 yd individual medley freshmen Carrie Dylag (Attica, NY) and Emily Mott (Oakfield, NY) took second and third respectfully; while Yoshi Kuribayashi and Justin Perry took first and second in the men’s event. Rob Harder took first place in the 1-meter diving event with a score of 185.05. Alysha Phillips and Carrie Dylag teamed up to take first and third in the 100 yard butterfly with times of 1:17.28 and 1:24.21.
The men’s 100 yard freestyle saw the same intensity between Kento Ishikawa go Erie’s Brett Farrell who went head-to-head in the 50 free (with Farrell out touching Kento), this time however, Kento rallied to out touch Farrell with a winning time of 50.76 beating Farrell by nine hundreds of a second. The women’s 100 free again saw Kristina Kasper lead Dani Hoskins and Amber Shults to a 2-3-4 finish.
The 100 yd backstroke saw a second place finish from Carrie Dylag for the women, and Brady Smith and freshman Neil Kabesh (Ottawa, ON) taking first and fourth in the men’s event. In the 500 yd freestyle Alysha Phillips and Emily Mott took second and third, while Brad Blair and Neil Kabesh took second and fourth for the men. Emily Mott followed her third place finish in the 500 with a second place finish in the 100 yd breaststroke. In the men’s breaststroke event, Justin Perry out-touched Tukie Gildo for a first place finish while Josh Kelkenberg (Oakfield, NY) and Joe Agerskow (East Yorkshire, England) took third and fourth.
The event was capped off by a first place finish in the men’s 800 yd freestyle relay by Kento Ishikawa, Yoshi Kuribayashi, Brad Blair, and Brady Smith.
The swimming and diving teams will see Erie again next Saturday the 18th as Erie host there 2nd Annual Long Course Invitational, starting at 1:00pm (note there will be no diving at this event).