Pioneers Dive Into New Season

The Alfred State College swimming team dove into the new season with an impressive start in a double-dual meet.  The men defeated Mercyhurst North East 77-14 and Genesee CC 60-35 while the women defeated Mercyhurst North East 30-11 but fell 48-18 to Genesee CC.

Braden Kozlowski (N. Tonawanda) led the blue & gold with two victories on the night.  He won the 200 free (1:58.00) and the 500 free (5:29.85).  Talon Schroeder (Norwich) won the 1,000 free (12:03.34), Jacob Giglio (Hornell) won the 50 free (23.59), and Josh McDowell (Wayland Cohocton) won the 100 free (55.93).

The men's 400 relay team of Josh Stellrecht (Oakfield Alabama), McDowell, Schroeder, and Kozlowski won in 3:42.76 and the 200 medley relay team of Joshua Tull (Lansing), Mark Pendelton (Beacon), Giglio, and Samuel Naughton (East Aurora) won in 1:52.90.

On the women's side Maggie McBurney (Jamesville Dewitt) won the 100 free (1:16.09) and was 2nd in the 500 free (7:10.49) and 200 free (2:39.28).  Erin Baum (Dryden) was 2nd in the 200 IM (3:02.67) and the 100 back (1:24.74).

The Pioneers will next head to the Genesee CC Harvest Invitational on Saturday.  Action is slated for a 1 p.m. start.