Solid Final Day Gives Men’s Swim and Dive Second Place Finish at Colgate

Solid Final Day Gives Men’s Swim and Dive Second Place Finish at Colgate

HAMILTON, N.Y. – A strong second day of competition pushed the St. Bonaventure University men's swimming and diving team to a second place finish at the Justin Jennings Memorial Invitational hosted by Colgate Saturday.

UMass captured the team title with 1,114.5 points while St. Bonaventure registered 762. Cleveland State was third at 742 with Colgate (430.5) and LeMoyne (223) rounding out the standings.

Top performers for the Brown and White included Ethan Carr, Guido Balderrama, David Shakhnazarov, and Tjaard Krusch.

Balderrama took home the only first place finish for the Bonnies on Saturday as he finished with a winning time of 1:55.39 in the 200-yard butterfly. The sophomore would also finish third in the 100-yard butterfly (52.38) as well as 10th in the 100-yard IM (56.12).

Carr had two top-five finishes including fourth place in the 400-yard individual medley (4:18.55) and fifth in the 1650-yard freestyle (17:20.28) to cap off the first collegiate meet for the freshman.  

Krusch would finish sixth or better in four individual events and two relays. His best finish was a third place finish in the 100-yard backstroke (52.65) and fourth place spot in the 100-yard IM (54.80). Shaknazarov finished third in the 200-yard freestyle (1:46. 19) and the 200-yard backstroke (2:15.94).

Next up for the Bonnies is a trip to UConn on Friday, Oct. 20.

Bonnies Results
400-yard IM
4. Ethan Carr (4:18.55)
6. Edward Donovan (4:19.78)
12. Ben Galinski (4:31.11)

100-yard butterfly
3. Guido Balderrama (52.38)
4. Logan Hellwig (52.75)
5. Joe Malafronte (52.99)
6. Tjaard Krusch (53.06)
7. Edward Donovan (53.23)
15. Jason Green (54.79)
19. Jordan Powers (55.11)
26. Marcus Swartfager (57.42)
29. Nick Burdo (59.13)

200-yard freestyle
3. David Shakhnazarov (1:46.19)
6. Jack Pietrucha (1:47.50)
7. Nick Burdo (1:47.76)
10. Joe Malafronte (1:48.52)
14. Jason Green (1:49.61)
15. Ethan Carr (1:49.77)
16. Matt Taccard (1:49.81)
21. Jordan Powers (1:51.06)
24. Marcus Swartfager (1:52.83)
26. Ben Galinski (1:53.16)
28. Seth Erdley (1:54.78)

100-yard breaststroke
9. David Shakhnazarov (1:03.31)

100-yard backstroke
3. Tjaard Krusch (52.65)
8. Matt Taccard (54.23)
13. Jack Pietrucha (54.94)
17. Logan Hellwig (55.89)
18. Seth Erdley (56.71)

400-yard freestyle relay
3. Joe Malafronte, Marcus Swartfager, Logan Hellwig, Tjaard Krusch (3:14.31)
4. David Shakhnazarov, Nick Burdo, Jordan Powers, Matt Taccard (3:14.37)
8. Guido Balderrama, Jack Pietrucha, Ethan Carr, Edward Donovan (3:20.14)

1-meter diving
6. Michael Bruno (226.80)

1650-yard freestyle
5. Ethan Carr (17:20.28)
7. Ben Galinski (17:26.17)
8. Jack Pietrucha (17:39.25)
13. Seth Erdley (18:08.18)

100-yard IM
4. Tjaard Krusch (54.80)
6. David Shakhnazarov (55.04)
8. Joe Malafronte (55.63)
9. Jordan Powers (55.82)
10. Guido Balderrama (56.12)
11. Jason Green (56.36)
26. Edward Donovan (58.42)
31. Nick Burdo (59.26)
35. Marcus Swartfager (59.66)

200-yard backstroke
5. Tjaard Krusch (1:55.58)
10. Ethan Carr (1:59.77)
11. Matt Taccard (2:00.79)
12. Jack Pietrucha (2:01.13)
14. Seth Erdley (2:04.09)

100-yard freestyle
6. Jordan Powers (48.90)
7. Nick Burdo (49.16)
8. Matt Taccard (49.17)
9. Logan Hellwig (49.25)
10. Joe Malafronte (49.61)
16. Marcus Swartfager (50.16)

200-yard breaststroke
3. David Shakhnazarov (2:15.94)
5. Jason Green (2:16.37)

200-yard butterfly
1. Guido Balderrama (1:55.39)
3. Edward Donovan (1:55.91)
9. Logan Hellwig (2:02.80)
16. Ben Galinski (2:08.36)

200-yard medley relay
3. Tjaard Krusch, David Shakhnazarov, Logan Hellwig, Matt Taccard (1:35.83)
7. Jack Pietrucha, Jason Green, Guido Balderrama, Jordan Powers (1:39.38)
9. Seth Erdley, Ethan Carr, Joe Malafronte, Nick Burdo (1:41.27)

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