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Bonnies Take Third at Zippy Invitational

David Kundzik
David Kundzik

AKRON, Ohio –The men's swimming and diving team ended the Zippy Invitational in third place overall.  The team earned 1435 total points, falling 191 points short of first-place team University of Buffalo and 34.5 points short of runner-up Xavier.

Sophomore Ethan Rowan kicked off the final day of the invitational, grabbing a second-place finish for the Bonnies in the 'A' final of the 1650-yard freestyle.  He clocked a time of 16:23.31, an improvement over his fourth-place finish at the meet last year (16:29.05).  Classmate Elias Homerin picked up fourth place this time around, swimming at time of 16:38.12.

In the 100-yard freestyle 'A' final senior Dawid Kundzik solidified another second-place finish for the Brown and White, touching in at 46.08.      

Junior Peter Koenig earned a sixth place in the 200-yard backstroke, touching in at 1:56.71.

The efforts of senior Kevin Murphy and juniors Ilya Nenashev and Mike Dansa were good for a sweep of second, third and fourth places in the 'A' final of the 200-yard breaststroke.  They clocked in at 2:08.05, 2:09.56 and 2:09.75, consecutively.

Junior Yi Liu picked up a third second-place finish for the day, swiming a 1:54.02 in the 200-yard butterfly 'A' final.  Homerin nabbed fifth place with a 1:54.6.

In relay action the team of Murphy, Kundzik, senior Chris Baker and freshman James Martin earned yet another second-place finish for the Bonnies with a combined time of 3:05.42.

The Bonnies will be back in action on Dec. 17 as they take on Canisius.  The meet is scheduled to begin at 5p.m.