Ithaca Athletics

ALFRED, N.Y. – Ithaca improved to 14-1 in dual meets by defeating Alfred 173-127 on Saturday afternoon. Ithaca's start to the season is the best start since the team finished 15-0 in the 2003-04 campaign.

Junior Jeff Rapp won the 50-yard backstroke in 24.87 and the 200-yard backstroke in 1:59.90. Junior diver Derek Rand won both diving events by scoring 278.00 points on the 3-meter board and 258.70 on the 1-meter board.

Ithaca started the meet with a victory in the 400-yard medley relay as freshman Connor White, sophomore Jake Lichter, freshman Taylor Van Cott and junior Antoine Connors won in 3:35.99.

White won the 100-yard individual medley in 55.46 seconds, Van Cott won the 200-yard butterfly in 1:58.24 and freshman Cheffy Thomas won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:16.84.

Ithaca also won the meet's final event, as the quartet of Connors, freshman Jonathan Wheeler, sophomore Jake Robbins and freshman Zack Kundel won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:27.36.