Swimming Breaks Records in Win Over SUNY Oneonta

Second-year Cooper Knapp broke the pool record for the 200-yard individual medley and the 200-yard freestyle in his team's win over SUNY Oneonta on Jan. 27. Photo courtesy of sports information.

The Hawks did a spectacular job against SUNY Oneonta this past Saturday, Jan. 27 as the men’s swimming team won by a score of 108.5-96.5 and the women’s swimming team won by a score of 112-91 in their final dual-meet of the season.

The men’s team broke several pool records at the meet, with second-year Cooper Knapp breaking both the 200-yard individual medley record with a time of 2 minutes, 92 seconds, and the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:45.34. Fourth-years Kevin Sales, Marc Piliero, Caleb Treadwell and Barrett Celecki came close to breaking another pool record in their 200-yard freestyle relay, with a time of 1:29.27. Both Treadwell and Celecki helped their team by claiming first in the 100-yard butterfly (55.56) and the 500-yard freestyle (4:53.56), respectively.

The women’s team also had record-breaking successes, with second-year Chelsea Angulas finishing with a time of 1:00.58 in the 100-yard backstroke and third-year Jaimie Kaefer finishing with a time of 1:58.57 in the 200 freestyle. Angulas also helped set the record for the 200-yard medley relay along with third-year Katie Donlevy and fourth-years Molly McCulloch and Megan Joseph with a time of 1:49.23. The women’s team also broke the record for the 200 freestyle relay, with Angulas, third-years Kaleigh O’Halloran and Nicole Lee and second-year Sarah Crespo, clocking in at 1:42.58.

Donlevy, Lee and McCulloch did a terrific job in the 50-yard freestyle, sweeping the top three spots with times of 25.12, 26.17, and 27.04, respectively. Lee also finished first place in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 56.41 and Donlevy won the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:00.72.

The Hawks performed admirably, and hope to build off their recent success when travelling to Lancaster, Pennsylvania for the Franklin and Marshall College invitationals on Saturday, Feb. 3. This will be the team’s final tune-up before the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Championships from Feb. 22-24.