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.