NEW PALTZ – The State University of New York at New Paltz men’s swimming team (1-0) edged visiting SUNY Oswego (0-2-1) by a 146-116 final in the Hawks’ first dual meet of the 2012-13 season on Saturday at Elting Pool. New Paltz won 10 of the 14 events, and sophomore Marton Keri led with three individual wins.
The Hawks had a quartet of multiple-event winners. Sophomore Jack Spader won both the 1,000 freestyle (10:42.28) and the 500 freestyle (5:04.56), freshman Rod Taskindoust took the 200 freestyle (1:49.87) and the 100 freestyle (50.02), Keri captured the 100 breaststroke (1:01.48), the 200 breaststroke (2:15.75) and the 200 individual medley (2:04.26) and freshman Ethan Cooke topped the field in the 100 butterfly (57.87) and the 200 butterfly (2:10.60).
New Paltz won by more than seven seconds in the 200 medley relay, as the Hawks’ relay contingent of senior Bryan Farm, Keri, Taskindoust and Cooke charted a time of 1:41.83.
The Hawks return to action on Saturday, Nov. 17, as they take on Vassar College at 1 p.m. at Elting Pool.