WOMEN FINISH THIRD, MEN FOURTH AT CUNYAC SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIP

CSI's Yury Zimarev won his second gold medal today at the CUNYAC Championship

After the third and final day of competition, the College of Staten Island women’s swimming and diving team placed third overall and the men’s team placed fourth in the 2013 CUNYAC Championship Meet at Lehman College in the Bronx, New York,  Baruch College won the women’s meet overall, while Lehman College took home the men’s championship.

Day three of the championship saw only ten events on the morning, with the awards ceremony taking place right after, honoring the individual and team achievements.  CSI scored their first medal of the afternoon when freshman Dakota Dawkins picked up her second medal of the meet, racing to a 2:50.95 time in the 200-yard Breaststroke event, her best time of the seasob, which was good for third place.

One event later, CSI made one of its biggest splashes of the meet, when Andrey Tarasov raced to a time of 2:13.77 in the men’s installment of the same race, taking the gold medal by almost four seconds. 

Lauren Overeem scored a top five finish in the 200-yard Butterfly, and then teammate Yury Zimarev picked up his second gold medal of the meet in the men’s turn in the race.  Zimarev sped in at 1:54.78, besting his previous personal best this season by almost 23 seconds, and winning the race by over 18 seconds.

All tolled, the CSI women scored a total of 621 points, which was behind Baruch’s 1,132, and Hunter’s 728.  After CSI was Brooklyn (369), John Jay (288), Lehman (215) and York (91).  In the men’s bracket, Lehman won by the slightest margin in history, with 1,052 points to Baruch’s 1,000.  Brooklyn tallied 572, while CSI finished with 420 and York 182.

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