SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Senior Dan Sausto (Slingerlands, N.Y./Doane Stuart School) won two events, including the 1000 yard freestyle in pool record time, and the Bentley University Falcons also broke the pool record in the 200 free relay during a 209-91 win in men's swimming and diving action at Le Moyne College Saturday at the Rev. Vincent Ryan Pool.
The win was the 35th consecutive dual victory for Bentley and the team's second of the season.
Sausto swam the 1000 in 9:55.37, the fastest achieved by a Northeast-10 Conference swimmer so far this season as well as the best ever in the Ryan Pool. His other victory came in the 500 free with a time of 4:53.49. His winning margin in the former was more than 19 seconds and he defeated teammate Jarod Yoshihara (Irvine, Calif./University HS) by 1.71 seconds in the 500.
Breaking the pool record in the 200 free relay, with a time of 1:26.69, were senior Alper Alkaya (Milan, Italy), juniors Clayton Bennice (Ballston Spa, N.Y./Ballston Spa HS) and Paul Homorodean (Milford, Conn./Joseph A. Foran HS), and sophomore Mark Zoda (Nashua, N.H./Bishop Guertin HS). All except Alkaya were also part of the 200 medley relay team that opened the meet with a winning performance on 1:37.08.
Zoda also captured a pair of individual races, including the 100 free with his 47.37 the best in the conference so far this season. His other win came in the 200 free (1:45.06).
The other double-winners for Bentley were freshman Anthony Vizental (Concord, Calif./Clayton Valley HS) and sophomore Jeremy Glick (South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor HS). Glick swept the diving with one-meter scores of 159.68 and 200.85, and Vizental was first to touch in the 200 butterfly (1:57.54) and the 200 individual medley (2:01.84).
Bentley also picked up wins from sophomore Oscar Chang (Dix Hills, N.Y./Half Hallow Hills West HS) in the 100 back (55.42), junior Michael Riina (Trumbull, Conn./Fairfield College Prep) in the 200 back (2:04.41) and Homorodean in the 100 fly (51.88).
The Falcons are back in action Sunday with a meet against Saint Rose at RPI.