Jamaica, NY | The College of Staten Island men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were able to coast their way to wins in their regular season finales this evening, toppling York College. The CSI men scored a 133-46 win while the women prevailed, 115-47.
The CSI foursome of Alicia Defonte, Lisnette Solano, Cecelia Mauro and Gabriella Bartley, got the Dolphins started with a great run in the 200-meter Medley Relay, turning in a time of 2:39.64 to score the opening win. In the next event, Rachel Beyer scored an uncontested win in the 800-meter Freestyle, and after that Kimberly Hernandez took a tight race over teammate Victoria Musarella in the 200-meter Freestyle to put CSI up by a large margin.
The Dolphins kept their impressive run going with Solano’s 25-second win in the 50-yard Freestyle, coming in at 33.13. Next up was Mauro, who came in at 3:15.42 in the 200-meter Individual Medley for another first-place finish. Another uncontested win for Beyer in the 100-meter Butterfly was then followed by Musarella’s first first-place finish of the evening in the 100-meter Freestyle, turning in a time of 1:22.12 there.
Solano finished her perfect evening off with a big win in the 100-meter Backstroke, placing in a time of 1:31.47, while Bartley took the 400-meter Freestyle with a time of 5:48.20.
Before the meet was done, York was able to score a couple of wins of their own. Shantusha Kanhai won the 100-meter Breaststroke with a time of 1:37.08, and the Cardinals followed with a win in the 200-meter Freestyle Relay. Still, CSI had put enough distance between them and the Cardinals to comfortably win the meet overall. With the win, the Dolphins improved to 20-0 all-time vs. York, and finished the season 5-6 overall and 4-2 within conference play.
CSI set the tone early in this one, as the foursome of Leo Litovsky, Michael Stora, Peter Carle, and Sami Jindyeh took the 200-meter Medley Relay with a time of 2:02.53, winning the event by 32 seconds. Litovsky then bounced right back in the water, taking first place in the 800-meter Freestyle with an impressive time of 11:20.31, winning that event by close to four minutes.
Trevin Robinson then took his moment to shine in the 200-meter Freestyle, scoring a win by less than a second over Juan Rodriguez with a time of 2:39.46. Carle followed with a face-off win over teammate Michael Stora in the 50-meter Freestyle, taking the event with a time of 27.02, winning by less than two-tenths of a second.
Up next for CSI was a win by Michael Blacharski in the 200-meter Individual Medley, posting a time of 2:48.29. One event later, Jindyeh earned his first first-place finish with a win in the 100-meter Butterfly with a solid time of 1:12.90. Finishing up the meet, Carle earned his second individual first-place finish with a win in the 100-meter Freestyle, and then Stora took a 30-second win in the 100-meter Backstroke with a time of 1:16.96.
CSI finished perfect in individual events when Blacharski flew in to a 5:22.92 finish in the 400-meter Freestyle, winning that event by over a minute and a half, and Robinson won another narrow race in the 100-yard Breaststroke with a time of 1:27.62.
The win by CSI over York on the men’s side improved the Dolphins to 17-0 all-time over York, and the Dolphins finished their regular season with a 6-2 overall record, and a 3-1 CUNYAC mark.