The College of Staten Island men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams got back to action after a long layoff, picking up play in sunny Miami at the Florida International University Sprint Invitational. The Dolphins competed valiantly and for their efforts they were rewarded with a trio of weekly awards from the City University of New York Athletic Conference. Peter Carle was named the Performer of the Week on the men’s side while divers Xavier Nicholson and Alyssa Dunn both took Diver of the Week honors on their respective sides.
Carle turned in a great performance at FIU, and led the Dolphins in all four events that he participated in. In the 50-yard Butterfly, he posted a time of 26.70, placing 33rd overall. In the 50-yard Freestyle he finished with a time of 24.37, coming in first of four Dolphins. It was the same in the 200-yard Freestyle, as he posted a time of 2:05.55, beating a field of six Dolphins, and finally he was first among Dolphins again with a time of 53.84 in the 100-yard Freestyle.
For the season, Carle is fourth on the Dolphins’ team with 87 total points earned. He is also fourth on the team with nine Top Three finishes in individual events and he leads the Dolphins with five Top Three finishes in relay events.
Freshman Xavier Nicholson has made quite an impact on the diving boards this season and was the Dolphins’ point-leader this weekend. On the one-meter board at FIU, Nicholson finished fourth overall with a score of 108.85. Later, on the three-meter board, Nicholson earned a silver medal with a score of 145.85. For Nicholson, the CUNYAC honor was his second of the season, and Nicholson now has a total of 68 points earned this year, good for sixth on the team.
Alyssa Dunn appeared only on the one-meter board for the Dolphins, but she took home some points at the loaded invitational this weekend with a ninth-place finish overall with a score of 142.05. For the season she has earned a total of 20 points, good for 9th on the team. The CUNYAC accolade is the first this season for Dunn.
Both CSI teams are finishing up their week of training in Florida and are returning home for their next meet on Wednesday, January 16, at Brooklyn College.