SUNY Geneseo wins sixth conference title in a row with five "B" cut times
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- SUNY Geneseo won its sixth consecutive State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) title on Saturday, concluding the three-day meet with 772 points.
The Knights, who have won 21 titles overall, topped runner-up Cortland (586 points) in the nine-team standings.
Geneseo has now claimed four of the 13 SUNYAC titles awarded this year after capturing conference titles in men’s cross country, women’s cross country and women’s tennis.
Five NCAA “B” cuts and a pair of event titles highlighted Geneseo’s Saturday efforts.
Junior Kaitlin Wilcoxen won her third consecutive SUNYAC title in the 200 breaststroke with an NCAA “B” cut time of 2:20.64. In the preliminaries, she set a meet and conference record of 2:19.95. Sophomore Eileen Goralski was second in 2:25.80, senior Erin Dewey finished seventh in 2:31.65 and sophomore Kathleen Jesaitis took eighth in 2:33.44.
Geneseo’s other win came in the final event of the meet. The 400 meter freestyle relay team of sophomore Haleigh Wixson, first year Julie Holloway, senior Elyssa Max and sophomore Abby Max won with an NCAA-qualifying time of 3:30.85.
Abby Max posted an NCAA “B” cut in the 200 backstroke, placing second in 2:04.65. Junior Lauren Boyce was seventh in 2:11.66 and first year Betsy Erickson finished 11th in 2:13.71. Wixson was the runner-up in the 100 freestyle with an NCAA “B” time of 52.15. Elyssa Max finished sixth in 53.70 and Holloway placed 10th in 54.55.
Six Knights scored in the 200 butterfly, paced by Powell’s runner-up performance in an NCAA-qualifying time of 2:08.17. Sophomore Kristen Bormann finished fifth in 2:12.93 and junior Molly Carney took seventh in 2:14.17.
In the consolation final, first year Hailey Modelewski was ninth (2:13.63), first year Jenna Gibbons placed 11th in 2:15.18 and junior Corrine Vairo finished 13th (2:18.25).
In the 1-meter diving, junior Emily Wanamaker placed sixth (388.55).
Junior Erin O’Brien was Geneseo’s top performer in the 1,650 freestyle, placing 13th in 18:36.10.