GENESEO, N.Y. - The SUNY Geneseo men's swimming & diving team is set to compete in the State University of New York Athletic Conference Championships, beginning Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Erie Community College in Buffalo. The Knights have won 24 SUNYAC Championships throughout the program's history, including the past four. Head Coach Paul Dotterweich returns to the conference meet with a solid core from last year's championship squad still in place.
SUNY Geneseo senior diver Samuel Randall finished first in the three-meter dive to highlight the first day of action at the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Championships at Erie Community College on Wednesday night. After scoring a 592.45 in prelims, Randall posted an 11-dive score of 584.70 to take first place in the event. The 800 free relay team comprised of senior Jeff Doser, junior Matthew Modelewski, sophomore Mitchell Phelps and first-year Harry Harkins also took first, timing at 6:51.59 to set a SUNYAC Championship meet record.
SUNY Geneseo seniors Scott Guyton and Jeff Doser teamed with junior Kaz Sampson and sophomore Mitchell Phelps to set a SUNYAC record in the 400 medley relay, finishing in first place with a time of 3:22.54, to highlight the Knights' second day of action at the SUNYAC Championships on Thursday. Sophomore Matt Mattera earned a first-place finish in the 500 free, recording a 4:41.61 mark. The Knights placed four in the top six of the 50 free led by Doser (third, 20.99), and five of the top seven finishers in the 200 IM, headlined by junior Clark Davis (second, 1:53.81).
SUNY Geneseo seniors Samuel Randall and Scott Guyton each broke records as the Knights continued their success at the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Championships on Friday at Erie Community College. Randall broke his own SUNYAC and meet record in the one-meter dive, recording an 11-dive score of 590.40 to take first place. Guyton broke his own record from last year's championship meet, taking first place in the 100 fly with a time of 49.28. Junior Kaz Sampson added a first-place finish in the 100 breast, clocking in at 57.77 while senior Jeff Doser took first in the 200 free with a time of 1:41.33. Sampson and Guyton combined with junior Matthew Modelewski and sophomore Mitchell Phelps to take first in the 200 medley relay, touching up at 1:32.25 as Geneseo closed the day with five first-place finishes in seven events. The Knights have accumulated 654 points and currently sit in first place, 250 points ahead of second-place Cortland, entering the fourth and final day of competition.
|Date||Event||Name||Seed Time||Prelims||Finals (Champions in Bold)|
|Feb. 21||3-Meter||Samuel Randall||592.45||1. 584.70|
|Denzel Flowers||295.45||9. 293.75|
|800 Free Relay||Geneseo|
|Doser, Modelewski, Phelps, Harkins||1. 6:51.59 MEET RECORD|
|Feb. 22||200 Free Relay||Geneseo||1. 1:22.53|
|Secord, Guyton, Harkins, Doser|
|500 Free||Harper Coleman||4:57.74||4:54.43||9. 4:49.80|
|Matt Farago||4:59.32||4:50.90||8. 4:53.37|
|Matt Mattera||4:48.96||4:43.67||1. 4:41.61|
|Joseph Ruggiero||4:54.78||4:53.94||13. 4:56.88|
|John Wilson||4:55.65||4:55.46||14. 4:56.92|
|200 IM||Jacob Cole||1:57.56||1:57.96||6. 1:56.08|
|Clark Davis||1:55.27||1:53.86||2. 1:53.81|
|Scott Guyton||2:02.07||1:58.02||7. 1:58.06|
|Matthew Modelewski||1:58.33||1:56.11||5. 1:56.01|
|Lyle Wagner||1:56.32||1:54.16||3. 1:54.51|
|50 Free||Jeff Doser||21.09||21.06||3. 20.99|
|Will Eng||21.41||21.18||5. 21.19|
|Harry Harkins||21.36||21.19||4. 21.16|
|Derek Secord||20.99||21.17||6. 21.29|
|400 Medley Relay||Geneseo|
|Phelps, Sampson, Guyton, Doser||1. 3:22.54 SUNYAC Record|
|Feb. 23||200 Medley Relay||Geneseo||1. 1:32.25|
|Phelps, Sampson, Guyton, Modelewski|
|400 IM||Harper Coleman||4:19.03||4:16.39||5. 4:15.11|
|Clark Davis||4:07.26||4:07.77||2. 4:06.89|
|Matt Farago||NT||4:20.48||7. 4:22.24|
|Matt Mattera||4:18.71||4:15.77||3. 4:07.83|
|100 Fly||Scott Guyton||51.36||49.74||1. 49.28 SUNYAC Record|
|Mitchell Phelps||51.84||50.88||4. 50.99|
|Roy Phipps||54.98||54.09||15. 54.63|
|Lyle Wagner||51.12||50.67||2. 50.41|
|John Wilson||53.96||53.29||12. 53.59|
|200 Free||Jeff Doser||1:41.41||1:44.76||1. 1:41.33|
|Harry Harkins||1:45.51||1:45.71||5. 1:45.13|
|Matthew Modelewski||1:44.84||1:44.77||3. 1:43.78|
|Joseph Ruggiero||1:48.48||1:45.54||7. 1:46.12|
|100 Breast||Kaz Sampson||57.59||58.30||1. 57.77|
|Derek Secord||51.12||59.78||6. 1:00.46|
|100 Back||Jacob Cole||53.09||53.35||3. 52.21|
|Will Eng||55.02||53.68||6. 53.50|
|Mitchell Phelps||53.55||52.23||4. 52.42|
|Roy Phipps||58.01||55.24||13. 55.62|
|1-Meter||Samuel Randall||1. 590.40 SUNYAC Record|
|Denzel Flowers||10. 289.10|
|Feb. 24||1650 Free||Harper Coleman||10:31.58|
|200 Back||Jacob Cole||1:55.30|
|100 Free||Jeff Doser||46.27|
|200 Breast||Clark Davis||2:08.86|
|200 Fly||Scott Guyton||2:03.21|
|400 Free Relay||Geneseo|
ABOUT THE KNIGHTS
- Geneseo is seeking its fifth-straight men's swimming & diving SUNYAC title, while the women's team will look to claim its 11th-consecutive conference championship.
- The Knights dominated the relays last season, taking first in all five relay events at the SUNYAC Championships. Geneseo set a pair of SUNYAC records in the 200 medley relay (1:31.44) and the 400 free relay (3:04.32) while setting a meet record in the 200 free relay (1:31.44). The 200 free relay team of seniors Jeff Doser, Scott Guyton and Derek Secord, and junior Matthew Modelewski set the program record in the event (1:22.30) and went on to compete at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships, finishing 19th overall with a time of 1:23.05.
- Sophomore Matt Mattera return as the reigning SUNYAC champion in the 500 meter, finishing in 4:41.16 last season, and took second in the 1,650 free with an NCAA-B cut time of 16:15.23.
- Junior Clark Davis earned a first-place finish and set a SUNYAC record with his 4:03.68 finish in the 400 IM last season. He also claimed third in the 200 IM (1:54.01) and the 200 Breast (2:08.30) and will return to all three events this season.
- Guyton will seek to defend his crown in the 100 Fly after touching up in 50.09 last season while Doser will try to repeat as 200 Free champion after tying for first last year (1:40.22).
- Senior Samuel Randall will look to regain the 1-meter diving crown. He earned the SUNYAC title and then went on to win the NCAA Championship in 2016, but came in second place at the conference meet in 2017.