The Genesee Community College swimming teams concluded their third and last day of competition in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region III Northeast District Swimming Championships at Monroe Community College Feb. 18.
The Cougar men's team finished as regional champion runner-up, while the Cougar women's team finished fourth.
The highlight of the last day of competition was the setting of another men's relay school record. The foursome of Nathan Richardson, Joan Ferrer, Ferran Martinez and Brandon Brown finished with a new record time of 3:19.53 in the 400-yard freestyle.
The men's relay team was just one of seven top-three finishes on the day that was highlighted by three individual first-place finishes – two by the men's team and one by the women's team.
Two of the three first-place finishes were in the 200-yard butterfly. Nanako Shiozawa took first in women's competition with a 2:24.55 time and Martinez did the same in men's competition with a 1:58.71 time.
Matthew Langerman recorded Genesee's other first place; in the 1,650-yard freestyle (18:02.32).
In addition to the men's 400-yard freestyle relay, two other individual Cougars were runners-up in individual competition with both coming in the 200-yard backstroke. Angel Priest was second in women's competition with a 2:21.39 time, while Richardson was second in men's competition with a 2:02.41 time.
Ferrer rounded out Cougar top-three finishes with a third-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle.
Genesee's 464.5 points were only second to host Monroe, who finished with 631 on the men's side. On the women's side, Fashion Institute of Technology took first with 512 points followed by Monroe (414), Erie (312) and Genesee (220).
The Cougars finished ahead of seven other schools combined in both competitions and now Genesee gets set for the NJCAA Nationals in Florida next month.