Danner and Homerin Shine, but Bonnies Fall to Spartans
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Junior Elias Homerin and freshman Ripley Danner picked up three first-place finishes and two second-place finishes as the St. Bonaventure men's swimming and diving team fell to Michigan St. 178-120 Friday evening.
Once again Homerin grabbed dominated the long distance events by picking up first-place finishes in both the 500-yard freestyle (4:43.59) and the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:43.40). In the 200-yard butterfly, he finished in second-place with a time of 1:56.88.
Danner made a splash for the Bonnies by earning a first-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke, touching the wall at 52.86. He also earned a second-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly (51.79), just out-touching teammate Yi Liu (52.26) who finished in third-place.
Liu also earned a first-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle, touching in at 44.57.
In the 200-yard breaststroke, Robert Rutkowski Jr. picked up points for the Bonnies by finishing in first-place with a time of 2:11.29, finishing just ahead of teammate Michael Dansa (2:13.21) who finished in second-place.
James Martin picked third-place finishes in the 50-yard freestyle (21.76) and the 200-yard IM (1:58.89).
In the 100-yard freestyle, Mike Burud finished in third-place with a time of 48.14.
In relay action, the 200-yard medley relay 'A' team finished in third-place (1:35.24) and the 400-yard freestyle 'A' team also finished in third-place with a time of 3:12.48.
In diving, Mike Murphy continued to dominate the boards by picking up two more first-place finishes. In the 1-meter event he earned a combined score of 323.48. Teammate Domic Butts-Ealy finished in second-place with a score of 286.05. In the 3-meter event, Murphy scored a 321.86 and Ealy scored a 291.38, which earned him a third-place finish.
The Bonnies will take a week off for the Thanksgiving holiday, but they return to the pool Dec. 2-4 at the Zippy Invitational in Akron, Ohio.