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Cougar Swimmers Dominate Kats

GCC Swimmer in competition, mid stroke

The Genesee Community College men's and women's swimming and diving teams hosted their first event this season Oct. 25 with impressive results. Despite the loss of points with no divers entered in the competition for either the men's or women's teams, the Cougar men won 118-72, while the Cougar women won 77-66. The men's and women's teams were so dominant that in the end, the lost points surrendered from diving events weren't even a factor in the overall scoring.

Of the 11 events the Cougar men competed in, they took first place in all but one, while the Cougar women took first in seven of 10 events they competed in.

The men won five freestyle races, two relays, one breaststroke, one backstroke and one IM.

The women won three freestyle races, one relay, one backstroke, one butterfly and one IM.

For the men in individual events, three Cougars took a pair of events each to lead GCC. Matthew Langerman won two freestyles (500 and 200 yards), while Ferran Martinez won the 200-yard IM and the 100-yard breaststroke. Joan Ferrer won two freestyle races at 50- and 100-yards.

Men's team members that won just one event included: Alex Bookmiller (1000-yard freestyle), Joan Ferrer and Nathan Richardson (100-yard backstroke).

For the women in individual events, three Cougars won two events each to lead GCC. Natalie Amico won the 100-yard butterfly and the 500-yard freestyle. Angel Priest took the 200 IM and the 100-yard backstroke, while Nanako Shiozawa won two freestyle races at 100- and 200-yards.

The two relay events the men's team won were at 400-yards in freestyle and medley, while the women's team took the 400-yard medley.

Benjamin Vacanti was the lone men's team member to be on both winning relay teams. Joining him on the winning medley relay were Richardson, Ferrer and Martinez. Joining Vacanti on the winning freestyle relay were Langerman, Brandon Brown and Ryan Mahaney.

The winning 400-yard women's medley relay consisted of Priest, Shiozawa, Amico and Mady Roth.

The Cougars next host the Harvest Relays Oct. 28 starting at 1 p.m.