Siena Swimming Suffers Second Straight Setback

Jan. 18, 2004

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The Marist College women's swimming and diving team won its first dual meet of the New Year, defeating Siena , 132-93, this afternoon at the McCann Center.

Marist improves to 6-3 on the year overall and finish the conference portion of its dual meet schedule at 6-1. The Saints fall to 5-3 overall on the year and are now 4-1 against MAAC opponents.

Emily Heslin and Jen Gelsomino powered the Red Foxes victory, as Marist captured seven individual events. Gelsomino swam to victory in the 200 individual medley, with a time of 2:13.19, and also captured the 200 butterfly in a time of 2:15.87. Heslin captured the first individual event of the day, finishing the 1,650-freestyle in a time of 18:00.49, and posted the best time in the 500-freestyle, 5:14.76, in an exhibition swim.

The relay team of Karen Fleckenstein, Lauren Malski, Gelsomino and Jen Meyer started the Red Foxes off on the right foot with a first place finish in the 200-medley relay (1:53.27). After Heslin and Karen Finnerty (18:07.63) team up for a 1-2 finish in the 1,650, the Red Foxes would sweep the 200-freestyle. Kristen Schnitzer captured the event in 1:59.75, followed by Fleckenstein, 2:00.12, and Sarah McKinney, 2:00.58. Fleckenstein would also win the 200-backstroke, touching in a time of 2:10.51.

Marist divers captured both the diving events on the afternoon. Meghan Duffy won the one-meter event, with a score of 222.83, while Amber VandeCarr captured the three-meter board with a 236.63-point total.

Siena received a double victory afternoon from Ashley Serrago. Serrago touched first in the 50-freestyle, in a time of 25.60 and in the 100-freestyle, in a time of 55.92. Christi Hunter won the 500-freestyle (5:29.68) and Kaitlin Krause won the 200-breaststroke (2:34.47) for the visiting Saints.