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Top Three Finishes Propel Cougars at Pioneer Invitational

2018-19 GCC Swimming and Diving Team Picture
2018-19 GCC Swimming and Diving Team Picture

ALFRED, NY… The Genesee Swimming and Diving Teams performed well as this past weekend's Pioneer Invitational at Alfred State University.  The men placed second overall and the women placed third overall.

The men's team of Carlitos Sanchez, Ryan Mahaney, Ferran Martinez, and Brandon Brown won the Men 200 Medley Relay. Tyler Stachowiak placed first in the men's 200 Freestyle, with Brandon Brown placing third. Ethan Heim finished third in the 100 Breaststroke while teammate Brandon Cutter placed fourth.  while Carlitos Sanchez placed second in the 100 Backstroke. Ferran Martinez won the 200 Butterfly.

Brandon Brown was victorious in the 100 Freestyle with Sanchez, Stachowiak, and Evan Fix all finishing inside the top five. Ferran Martinez won the 200 Breaststroke, and the 400 IM. Ethan Heim and Brandon Cutter placed third and fourth respectively in the 400 IM.  Ryan Mahaney placed second in the 100 Butterfly. Tyler Stachowiak placed first win the 500 Freestyle with Brandon Brown placing third.  . Evan Fix, Brandon Brown, Ryan Mahaney, and Carlitos Sanchez placed first in the 200 Freestyle Relay while the team of Weston Head, Ethan Heim, Ferran Martinez and Tyler Stachowiak placed third.

Elizabeth Richardson led the way for the women by placing third in the 200 Freestyle and third in the 100 Freestyle. Rayelle Merrell and Ana Carolina Cerezer Pinto both placed inside the top ten in the 100 Freestyle and all three were inside the top 10 in the 50 Freestyle. Merrell and Carolina Cerezer Pinto swam well in the 100 Breastroke.

Genesee's lone home meet of the season will be on Saturday February 2 starting at 1pm. For more information, log online to and follow on social media by using #cougarPRIDE.

Genesee Community College athletics program endeavors to provide a quality and competitive intercollegiate athletics program consistent with the National Junior Collegiate Athletics Association (NJCAA) philosophy and the overall educational mission of Genesee Community College. Participation in collegiate athletics should be an extension of the total educational experience for the student athlete. The inherent philosophy emphasizes the athletic setting as a classroom used to teach character, commitment, work ethic, respect for differences, and the importance of sacrifice, teamwork, and cooperation.

For further information and pictures go to Genesee's Athletic webpage, which is updated regularly with game results, team rosters, photographs and information about Genesee's overall athletic program. and use #cougarPRIDE when posting on social media.