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Swimming and Diving end with mixed results in home opener 

The Brockport men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams in action at the home opening meet. (Photo Credit: Leah Bisgrove/Brockport Athletics)

The Brockport swimming and diving teams split results today in their home opening meet against Oneonta. The women’s team won 157-83 and the men’s team lost 123-82. The women’s team came in after a first-place finish in the season-opening Cortland Pumpkin Relays last week. The men were looking to bounce back after a third-place finish at the same meet. 

On the women’s side, the Golden Eagles dominated. In the first event of the day, Brockport cruised to a first-place finish in the 200-yard Medley Relay, winning by over six seconds and picking up 11 crucial points.  

Brockport also shined in the individual events. Maya Vitale dominated for the Golden Eagles, picking up nine points in the 100-yard backstroke and 500-yard freestyle, as well as a strong performance in Brockport’s relay win.  

On the diving board, Kyra Russ continues to impress. After being named SUNYAC Diver of the Week, Russ finished first in both the 1-meter and 3-meter dives. In the 1-meter dive, Russ earned a score of 262.58, finishing over 43 points ahead of second-place. Her dominance carried over to the 3-meter dive, where she earned a score of 263.40.  

The men’s swimming team found success in some events but were unable to overcome Oneonta’s overall dominance. Despite this, Brockport’s Luca Olivieri performed well individually, finishing first in the 200-yard IM and 100-yard breaststroke. Sophomore Jace Fredricksen also performed well, winning the 200-yard freestyle, and finishing second in the 500-yard freestyle.  

“Overall, I feel the team did great,” Fredricksen said. “It’s not the result we were hoping for, but for our first dual meet I feel we competed very well.”  

Diving coach Scott Horsington looked to the future of the season. 

“The goals are the same every year: qualify for SUNYACs and finish in the top eight at the Conference Championships,” Horsington said.  

The Golden Eagles are home again next Saturday, Nov. 4, where they will take on SUNY Geneseo.  

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