November 14, 2009

Men's swimming faces Cleveland State, Valparaiso, Niagara

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The men’s swim team took on Cleveland State, Niagara and Valparaiso this afternoon at Cleveland State. Rookies and veterans alike helped the Bonnies win against Niagara and Valparaiso.

The Bonnies won 184-57 against Niagara, 189-30 over Valparaiso, but lost 153-82 to Cleveland State.

Junior David Kundzik and senior Maruisz Michalik both secured first-place finishes for the Bonnies; Kundzik in the 100-yardfreestyle with a time of 46.96 and Michalik in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:06.32.

Kundzik also took second in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.27 and helped the men’s 400-yard medley relay team secure a third-place finish for the Brown and White. The team of Kundzik, Michalik, junior Kevin Murphy and sophomore Peter Koenig swam with a combined time of 3:28.97. Michalik also took third in the 200-yard IM with a time of 1:57.55.

The freshmen helped out the Bonnies by picking up second and third places in the 500-yard freestyle. Ethan Rowan took second with a time of 4:41.87 while Elias Homerin placed third with a time of 4:50.76. Rowan also took second in the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 9:37.31.

Another freshman, David Erickson, came in second in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:56.64 as teammate sophomore Jake Greene picked up third with a time of 1:59.02.

Sophomore Mike Dansa also took two third-place finishes for the team. In the 200-yard freestyle he swam 1:44.94 and in the 200-yard breaststroke he touched in at 2:12.87.

The men’s 400-yard freestyle relay team of juniors Chris Baker and Jared Robinson, and sophomores Mike Dansa and Francisco Nieves added in a second-place finish for the Bonnies with a combined time of 3:12.23.

In diving, freshman Mike Murphy took second in the 3-meter with a score of 266.10 and third in the 1 meter with a score of 248.55.

The Bonnies take a long break and return to the pool on December 4 when they travel to Akron, Ohio for the Zippy Invitational.