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Swimming and Diving Wins Last Dual Meet of the Season

Posted: January 29, 2005
Buffalo State hosted its last dual meet of the season today against Brockport. The men’s team edged out the Golden Eagles, 116-111, while the women’s team won by a commanding score of 131-106.

The men’s team had seven first-place touches in this afternoon’s meet. Junior Rich Gaczewski (North Tonawanda/North Tonawanda) touched first in the 1000 free with a time of 11:01.20. Other first place finishes for the men included sophomore Derek Stoklosa (West Seneca/West Seneca West) in the 100 free (52.30) and junior Dave Papke (Woodlawn/St.Francis) in the 50 free (23.23). Sophomore Eric Hastings (Wilmington, DE/Mt. Pleasant) touched first in the 500 free (5:08.06) while junior Mike Luther (Blasdell/Frontier) took first in the 200 back (2:09.49).The men’s 400 free relay team of Stoklosa, Hastings, Luther and Papke took a first place finish with a time of 3:28.58. Senior Bret Stodolka (Darien/Alexander) took home a first place finish on the one-meter board with a score of 202.75.

The women’s side saw eight first-place finishes. The team was led by freshman Sara Weinert (South Byron/Byron-Bergen) who took home two individual events and anchored the first-place 400 free relay team. Weinert’s first place finish in the 1000 free was a new Buffalo State record (11:15.30). She also touched first in the 500 free with a time of 5:35.52. Sophomore Susan Stiner (Niagara Falls/Niagara Falls) took first in the 200 free (2:08.98) while sophomore Mindy Wood (Middlesex/Marcus Whitman) finished first in the 400 IM (5:09.96). Freshman Kari Pappert (Macedon/Palmyra-Macedon) touched first in the 200 back with a time of 2:33.80. The 400 free relay team of senior Marie Ryer (Buffalo/Hutch Tech), freshman Ashley Remmes (Grand Island/Grand Island), Stiner and Weinert took a first place finish with a time of 3:59.60. The one-meter and three-meter diving competitions were owned by Buffalo State. Freshman Amanda Dory (Amherst/Sweet Home) took first on the one-meter with 200.50 while freshman Nicole Rutkowski (Williamsville/Williamsville North) posted a score of 223.80 on the three-meter to earn first place.

The women finished their regular season at 3-6 while the men finished at 4-4. Both teams will compete at the SUNYAC Championships Feb. 9-12 at the E.C.C. Burt Flickinger Center.
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