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College Athletics Report: Kolczynski swims to new marks at BSC

BUFF STATE RECORD — Pictured from left is the Buffalo State relay of Alison Kolczysnki, Sarah Exposito, Michelle DelFavero and Charlotte Archdeacon.
Alison Kolczynski of Hamburg helped rewrite the Buffalo State College record books at the SUNYAC championships Feb. 19 – 22 at the Flickinger Aquatic Center. Kolczynski, a graduate of Frontier, along with teammates Charlotte Archdeacon, Michelle DelFavero and Sarah Exposito set a new school record in both the 200-medley relay, with a 1:54.32, as well as the 400-medley relay, in 4:07.57. Kolczynski also posted a personal-best time of 18:46.44 in the 1,650.

Meess part of U of R record-setting relay

The University at Rochester’s Karen Meess of Hamburg was part of the 400 medley relay for the University at Rochester that set a new school record at the UAA Swimming and Diving Championships. There, U of R finished in sixth, as a team. The Frontier High School graduate also swam a B-cut qualifying time and swam faster than the last selected time for the 2013 NCAA Championship in the 200-medley relay (3:50.77). In the leadoff of the 200-yard medley relay, Meess set the new school record for the 50-yard backstroke. In both the 100 (58.15) and 200 (2:02.74) backstroke she set new school records and swam b-cut qualifying times.

Dobson breaks Fredonia breaststroke mark

Larissa Dobson broke the Fredonia State women’s 100-yard breaststroke school record recently during preliminaries at the SUNYAC Swimming & Diving championship meet in the Burt Flickinger Aquatic Center. The senior was third fastest during preliminaries with a 1:06.57, to break Stephanie Andrasek’s team record of 1:07.53 set at the 2012 SUNYAC meet. Dobson, an Eden High School graduate, swam 1:06.75 during Friday’s final to finish third in the event.

McColgin helps Juniata spikers to win

The third-ranked Juniata College men’s volleyball team cruised to a 3 – 0 (25 – 17, 25 – 17, 25 – 18) win against Eastern Mennonite University on the evening of Feb. 21 in their Continental Volleyball Conference home opener. Juniata (11 – 2 overall) was led by junior Alex McColgin of Hamburg, who finished with a team-high nine kills.

In action on Feb. 22, the Hilbert College men’s volleyball team hit a brick wall, in falling to Juniata College and Marymont University. The Hawks dropped six straight sets and fell to 4 – 15 overall. David Mellerski’s .467 attack percentage, good for 8 kills, and 11 digs led the Hawks in the two matches. Adam Weaver and Korey Schwab led the Hawks in kills, while Adam Heftka was credited with 33 assists and two service aces. Ryan Ratajczak gave Hilbert 12 defensive digs.

Fredonia falls despite Warren’s 18 points

The Fredonia State women’s basketball team dropped a 69 – 60 game at Plattsburgh on Feb. 21, despite Lake View resident Jaimie Warren’s recording her eighth double-double of the season. The Frontier High School graduate finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds. The SUNYAC-tournament-bound Blue Devils fell to 9-8 in conference and 14 – 9 overall.

Whitman's career ends with double-double

Natalie Whitman produced her 29th career double-double, in 66 games at Hilbert College, posting 15 points and 12 rebounds, but LaRoche claimed its fourth consecutive Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference regular season title after their 83 – 38 victory during the weekend. Kylie Reinholz of Orchard Park chipped in 9 points in the loss. Hilbert finished 4-21 overall and 2 – 16 in conference play and did not qualify for the AMCC postseason. The loss ended a stellar career for Whitman.

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