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Kutsko's Three Victories, Pool Record 200-Free Relay Time Lead @BonniesWSwim To Top of Leaderboard

Kutsko's Three Victories, Pool Record 200-Free Relay Time Lead @BonniesWSwim To Top of Leaderboard

HAMILTON, N.Y. – The St. Bonaventure women's swimming and diving team holds the lead after the first day of competition at the season-opening Justin Jennings Memorial Invitational hosted by Colgate.  

St. Bonaventure leads the way with 228.5 team points, ahead of UMass (197), Colgate (154), St. Francis (Pa.) (148), Cleveland State (126.5) and Le Moyne (35).

Leading the way for the Bonnies was the 200-yard freestyle relay team consisting of four freshmen making their Bonnies debuts. Lina Kutsko, Gerle Kerecsen, Katrina Wardner, and Casey Prentice not only won the event, but broke a pool record with a time of 1:35.09.

Another St. Bonaventure 200 free relay team of Devon McFadden, Rachel Taylor, Ava Bianchi, and Kathryn Godlewski finished third in the event with a time of 1:39.22.

"It was a fun night to start the season," said St. Bonaventure head coach Brian Thomas. "We want to learn how to compete, which means preparing our bodies to swim multiple events in one day. We had our share of strengths and weakness, but overall we had good results."

The Bonnies would sweep the top four finishing positions in the 200-yard individual medley. Kutsko won the event by ringing in a time of 2:05.75 while Kerecsen finished second with a time of 2:06.76. McFadden swam to third place, clocking in at 2:09.81 and Wardner turned in a time of 2:10.74 to give her fourth place.

Kutsko would also win the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.84, earning her third first place finish of the night.

Day two of the invitational will begin at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

Bonnies Results
200-yard freestyle relay
1. Lina Kutsko, Gerle Kerecsen, Katrina Wardner, Casey Prentice (1:35.31)
3. Devon McFadden, Rachel Taylor, Ava Bianchi, Kathryn Godlewski (1:39.22)
14. Erin Carmody, Katherine Craig, Mia Cote, Frances Erney (1:43.40)

500-yard freestyle
6. Gerle Kerecsen (5:14.21)
8. Michaela Ryan (5:16.91)
19. Tayler Gnan (5:27.00)
23. Mia Cote (5:29.03)
30. Maria Rocchi (5:37.87)
31. Casey Prentice (5:39.18)
33. Katherine Craig (5:42.41)

200-yard IM
1. Lina Kutsko (2:05.75)
2. Gerle Kerecsen (2:06.76)
3. Devon McFadden (2:09.81)
4. Katrina Wardner (2:10.74)
10. Kathryn Godlewski (2:14.43)
12. Maria Rocchi (2:15.20)
23. Rachel Taylor (2:20.09)
29. Frances Erney (2:20.71)
33. Michaela Ryan (2:23.49)
35. Emily Wulff (2:24.86)

50-yard freestyle
1. Lina Kutsko (23.84)
16. Ava Bianchi (25.45)
27. Kathryn Godlewski (25.65)
38. Rachel Taylor (25.98)
40. Katherine Craig (26.03)
46. Erin Carmody (26.15)
59. Tayler Gnan (26.64)
72. Emily Wulff (27.50)

1-meter diving
7. Riley Parker (173.65)
8. Brittany Hart (173.25)
9. Elena Rohr (172.65)



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