BUFFALO, N.Y. – Three swimmers and three relay teams registered fifth-place finishes to help the Oswego State men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams at the second day of the SUNYAC Swimming and Diving Championships in Buffalo. The Laker women remained in fifth place with 222 points, while the Laker men slipped to sixth place with 192 points. Geneseo remains in the lead with 539 points on the men’s side and 516.5 points on the women’s side.
Oswego State’s best women’s swimming result of the day came in the 100 breaststroke when Katie Maye placed fifth with a time of 1:08.95 followed by Delia Reed, who was sixth with a time of 1:09.43. Katie Flood also earned points for the Lakers in the event with a 12th-place result (1:12.20). In the men’s 100 breaststroke, Dereck Harmon garnered fifth place, touching the wall in 1:00.15.
Oswego State women also had three scoring swimmers in the 100 backstroke as Nikki Dean captured fifth-place honors (1:00.59), Keriann Earl placed eighth (1:03.57), and Erin Molloy was 12th (1:03.23). Brandon Hatch claimed 14th-place in the 100 backstroke with a time of 55.44.
The Laker men’s strongest showing came in the 200 freestyle with Kyle Lounsberry leading the way with a sixth-place result after recording a time of 1:46.99. Other scorers included Matt Pamlanye placing 13th (1:49.38) and Ben Palais placing 16th (1:50.20). For the women, Stacy Cich was 13th in the event with a time of 2:01.67.
Additional points came from Andrew Minnick in the 400 IM, who placed 15th with a time of 4:31.07, Kyle Hoag in the 100 butterfly, who was 15th with time of 55.44, and Nick Dupree, who took 16th in the 100 butterfly with a time of 55.81.
The men’s and women’s 200 medley relays garnered fifth-place finishes with times of 1:38.45 and 1:53.25, respectively. Brandon Hatch, Dereck Harmon, Kyle Hoag, and Nick Dupree comprised the men’s relay team, while Keriann Earl, Katie Maye, Nikki Dean, and Emily Plummer made up the women’s relay team.
In the 800 freestyle relay, the Oswego State men’s team consisting of Kyle Lounsberry, Matt Pamlanye, Ben Palais, and Andrew Minnick took fifth place with a time of 7:16.25. The Laker women’s team of Dean, Stacy Cich, Ashley Rode, and Katie Flood finished seventh with a time of 8:18.29.
The championships wrap up Saturday with preliminaries at 10 a.m. and the event finals starting at 6 p.m.