December 2, 2011
Men’s Swimming & Diving Heads To Akron For Zippy Invite
AKRON, Ohio – After a week off to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday, the St. Bonaventure men's swimming and diving team resumes competition this weekend at the weekend-long University of Akron Zippy Invitational, beginning Friday and continuing through Sunday.
The Bonnies are looking to improve on their third-place finish in the 9-team field from a year ago.
Last season at the Zippy, James Martin
and Michael Dansa
took fifth and seventh in the '200-yard freestyle A' final, swimming times of 1:44.02 and 1:44.55, respectively. Dansa also picked up a fourth-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:09.75).
In the 1650-yard freestyle, Elias Homerin
earned a fourth-place showing, swimming at time of 16:38.12. Homerin also earned a fifth-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:54.6. Yi Liu
picked up a second-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly, swimming a 1:54.02.
The Bonnies are hoping to rebound after 178-120 loss at the hands of Michigan State on Nov. 18.
In that meet, Homerin 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.
made a splash for the Bonnies by earning a first-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke, touching the wall in 52.86. He also earned a second-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly (51.79), just out-touching teammate Liu (52.26) who finished in third place.
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, and in the 3-meter event he scored a 321.86.
After the Zippy Invite, the Bonnies will enjoy a week off and return home to take on Canisis at the Reilly Center Pool on Dec. 16. Diving will begin at 3 p.m. and swimming will start at 5 p.m.