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Genesee Athletics

Second Day of Regional Swimming Competition Completed at MCC

Shiozawa in the breaststroke for GCC

The Genesee Community College swimming teams completed the second of three days of the National Junior College Athletics Association Region-III and Northeast District Championships with the men's team in second with 317 points and the Cougar women's team in fourth with 163 points after 26 events.

Genesee finished in the top-three in 10 different events.

Three Cougars recorded first-place finishes that included Ferran Martinez, Joan Ferrer and Nathan Richardson.

Martinez captured the 400-yard individual medley (4:22.10), Ferrer took the 100-yard butterfly (54.06), and Richardson was first in the 100-yard backstroke (55.68).

Genesee finished second in six different events including two relays.

Nanako Shiozawa finished runner-up in two 100-yard events that included the butterfly (1:03.04) and the breaststroke (1:16.07).

Angel Priest was second in the 100-yard backstroke, while Benjamin Vacanti was second in the 100-yard breaststroke.

Two men's relay teams also took second that included the 200-yard medley (1:45.27) and the 800-yard freestyle (7:26.58).

The 10th Genesee swimmer with a top-three finish was Brandon Brown, who finished third in the 200-yard freestyle with a 1:53.58 time.

Matthew Langerman, Richardson, Martinez, and Ferrer comprised the 800-yard, second-place relay team; while Richardson, Vacanti, Brown and Ryan Mahaney were all part of the 200-yard medley relay team.

The men's team has a solid hold on second place as it tries to take the lead in the final day, while the women's team is on the cusp of third place or higher.

Day Three begins with preliminaries at 9 a.m. Feb. 18 and finals are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at host Monroe Community College.