By Nastassja Posso
VESTAL, N.Y. – On Saturday the Niagara women’s teams split a tri-meet against Binghamton and Siena. The Purple Eagles defeated Siena but came up short against Binghamton. The men’s teams only raced Binghamton’s team but came to a tough loss.
NU’s women’s team defeated the Saints with a score of 173-97, and fell to the Bearcats with scores of 161-109. The Men’s team fell to Binghamton by a score of 172-107.
The last time the women’s teams met with the Bearcats on Oct. 21, 2017, the Purple Eagles fell to Binghamton, 182.50-117.50 and defeated conference opponent Siena, 195-99. Last year the men’s teams fell to Binghamton, 191-107.
On the women’s side, Sophomore Delaney LaBue took the only win against Binghamton from both the men’s and women’s teams in one her races. Labue finished the the 200-yard freestyle in 2:01.60 coming in first place against the Saints and Bearcats in the event. She also came in a close second for the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 56.28.
Avery Sanquist finished second in both of her events. Her 1000 free time was a 10:51.49, and she finished the 500 free with a time of 5:19.83.
Other second placers coming in after Binghamton were Hailey Tasselmyer and Hannah Charlton. Tasselmyer placed in the 100 breast with a 1:08.27 and the 200 breast (2:31.29). Charlton touched the 100 fly with a time of 1:00.74 and (4:56.56) in the 400 IM.
Claire Schoemick took second in the 1-meter dive with a score of 127.66
Two NU women’s relay teams placed second overall. Relay team of Lauren Nicastro, Tasselmyer, Charlton and Yvonne Schere placed second in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:53.43. And the relay team of Tasselmyer, Schere, Nicastro and Isabella DeSimone finished second in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:44.92.
On the men’s side there were several individual second places against their rival, Binghamton.
The relay team of Nick Rogers, Dalton Stier, Nick Winograd and Edgar Melchor placed second in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:13.91.
Melchor took second place in all his individual events. He finished the 100 breast with a time of 59.88. He also placed second in the 200 breast (2:15.04) and the 100 fly (53.49).
As for diving, Noah Barnard finished second in the one-meter dive with a score of 180.44.
Up next, the men and women Purple Eagles prepare to host Colgate for a dual meet on Nov. 4 at 9 a.m.