CSI SWIMMING AND DIVING DEFEAT LEHMAN COLLEGE


College of Staten Island men and women’s swimmers and divers captured victories over Lehman College on Saturday afternoon at the CSI Sports and Recreation Center. The men took a lopsided 151-63 win while the women snagged a close 112-107. The men are now 4-0 in the conference while the women rose to a 4-1 conference record.
 
The men took first place in all 13 events while the women grabbed 8 golden wins.
 
Vlad Romanov and Danila Novikov led the Dolphins with three first place wins each. Romanov saw gold in the 1000 Freestyle with a time of 10:32.03 and the 100 Backstroke with a time of 52.80. Alongside Pavel Buyanov, Joe Lee and Andrey Tarasov, Romanov helped complete the 200 Medley Relay in first with a time of 1:38.92. Novikov finished the 50 Freestyle with a time of 20.54 and the 100 Freestyle at 49.64. The combo of Buyanov, Novikov, Lee and Andy Gil finished the 200 Freestyle relay with a time of 1:40.11.
 
Gabriella Villarruel and Jessica Pifalo captured first place in three events each. Senior Villaruel finished at 2:37.34 in the 200 IM and 1:04.36 in the 100 Freestyle. Pifalo saw first in the 100 Backstroke with a time of 1:16.35 and 1:13.39 in the 100 Butterfly. Together, along with Elaina Lei and Priscilla Alvarez the team grabbed first in the 200 Medley relay with a 2:14.39 finish.
 
Gil and April Bartlett took first place in the 1M and 3M dive.
 
The Dolphin women are back in action on Wednesday evening as they host Hunter at 6:00 pm. Both teams will then travel to Long Island on Tuesday, January 25 for a 6:00 pm meet against Old Westbury.




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