Men's Swimming & Diving Close Fall Semester With Ithaca Invitational

ITHACA, N.Y. - The SUNY Geneseo men's swimming & diving program finished in second place after three days of competition in the Ithaca Winter Invitational. 

Sophomore Corey Wirth finished first in the three-meter dive with a score of 471.70 to lead the Knights to a second-place day one finish. First-year Jack Cimorelli placed fourth in the 200 IM with a time of 1:54.45 while first-year Sam Matthews grabbed fifth in the 50 free with a time of 21.31. Sophomore Sean McClellan finished ninth in the 500 free with a time of 4:44.47. The Geneseo 200 Medley Relay featuring Matthews, junior Harry Harkins and seniors Mitchell Phelps and Kaz Sampson placed second, finishing in 1:33.00.

The Knights scored 306.5 points through five events, trailing only first-place NYU (464). Day two will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.

Sophomore Corey Wirth completed the sweep of the diving events with a first-place finish off the one-meter board, scoring 521.55 on 11 dives. Senior Mitchell Phelps placed third in the 100 fly with a finish of 50.28 and then teamed with senior Kaz Sampson, junior Harry Harkins and first-year Sam Matthews to take second in the 400 medley relay (3:27.21). Phelps also finished fifth in the 200 fly, clocking in at 1:54.30. Sampson finished third in the 100 breast with a time of 56.56 and first-year Jack Cimorelli placed third in the 400 IM, finishing in 4:14.14. Phelps, Harkins, sophomore Sean McClellan and first-year Chase Henig combined to place second in the 800 free relay, turning in a time of 7:03.49.

Geneseo holds at second place after two days of action with 914 points, trailing NYU while holding off third place Ithaca (836). Action resumes with the third and final day of the meet on Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m.

Senior Mitchell Phelps finished fourth in the 200 back with a time of 1:54.29 and swam the opening leg of the Knights' second-place 400 free relay. Phelps, sophomore Ethan Greenfield, first-year Sam Matthews and junior Harry Harkins combined for a second-place finish, clocking out at 3:08.74. Senior Kaz Sampson placed fifth in the 200 breast with a time of 2:07.56 while Harkins placed eighth in the 100 free with a time of 47.06.

Geneseo finished in second place with 1,148 points, trailing only NYU (1,802). Host Ithaca finished third with 1,080 points while Rochester (940.5) and NCAA Division II Shippensburg (736.5) rounded out the top five.

The Knights return from the holiday break with a trip to NCAA Division I Florida Atlantic on Saturday, Jan. 11.