The Canisius College swimming and diving team completed day one of the University of Rochester Invitational on Friday night.
The Griffs saw a strong performance out of junior diver Eddie Quarantillo, whose score of 310.65 broke Earl Lindsey’s school record (289.80) that had previously stood for 18 years.
Quarantillo was followed closely by freshman Adam Bonk who would have also set a school record with a score of 290.15. The Canisius pair handily took the event with Bonk holding a 51-point advantage on the third place finisher.
The Canisius women competed in the 3-meter dive on Friday, with sophomore Taylor Epstein placing third with a score of 236.35.
The Griffs got things underway in the pool by taking the top spot in the women’s 400-yard medley relay. The team of sophomore Clare Battaglia, freshman Marissa Watroba, sophomore Alicia Wheeler and freshman Hannah Graesser completed the race in 4:01.11, 0.22 seconds ahead of Rochester.
The event was one of three relays that the Canisius women took the top-spot in Friday night. The Griffs also finished first in the 200-yard freestyle relay, when senior Kelli Graber, Battaglia, sophomore Alex Doody and Graesser touched the wall in 1:38.62. The women completed the sweep in the night’s final event when junior Marissa Oakey, freshman Karly Hartz, Doody and senior Leah Villari took 8:02.57 to win the 800-yard freestyle relay.
The Canisius women also got strong individual performances from Oakey and senior Anna Schena in the 1650-yard freestyle to cap off day one. Oakey took second overall (18:13.71) and Schena fourth (18:21.29) in the event.
On the men’s side, the Griffs also saw a bulk of points come from the relays. In the 200-yard freestyle relay, the Griffs managed to take first and third. Coming in with a time of 1:27.02 was junior Nick Sereday, freshman Cam MacDonald, junior Sean Stegemoller and freshman Christian Westermeier. Finishing in 1:30.84 and third place was freshman Jared Charleston, senior Tyler Evans, junior Garrett Graesser and senior Adam Swift.
Freshman Wyatt Sintay took second overall for the Griffs in the 200-yard individual medley. Sintay finished the event in 1:59.47.
The event will finish tomorrow, with the meet’s final 30 events beginning at 10 a.m.
Note: All results should be considered unofficial until the completion of tomorrow’s events.