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Rowan Picks Up Where He Left Off

Rowan Picks Up Where He Left Off

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The St. Bonaventure men's swimming and diving team opened the 2010-11 season at the WNY Invitational on Saturday. Sophomore Ethan Rowan led the way for the Bonnies, picking up where he left off after a phenomenal freshman year.

Rowan finished in first place in the 200-yard freestyle, touching the wall at 1:45.60. Teammate James Martin came in right behind him with a time of 1:45.82. Rowan then finished in second place in both the 500-yard freestyle and the 1,000-year freestyle. He notched times of 4:46.32 and 9:49.94, respectively.

Senior Dawid Kundzik sprinted to a first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.49.

Newcomer Martin also picked up a third place finish in the 200-yard IM. He touched in with a time of 1:59.59. Junior Illya Nenashev placed second in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:17.43.

In relay action, the team of Kundzik, Martin, Peter Koenig and Kevin Murphy picked up a third place finish in the 200-yard medley relay. Finished with a time of 1:35.05.

The Bonnies return to the pool next Saturday against Big East foe Pitt. The diving portion begins at 11:00 a.m. and swimming begins at noon.