ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y.- Junior Elias Homerin grabbed two first-place finishes and one second-place finish as the St. Bonaventure men's swimming and diving team fell to the University of Pittsburgh 201-99 Saturday afternoon at the Reilly Center Pool.
Homerin continued his dominance in long distance events, taking first-place in the 500-yard freestyle (4:43.71) and the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:46.82). In the 200-yard butterfly he touched the wall with a time of 1:55.13, which earned him a second-place finish.
Freshman Ripley Danner also picked up a few points for the Bonnies. Danner finished in first-place in the 200-yard IM with a time of 1:57.52 and in the 100-yard freestyle he earned a third-place finish with a time of 48.18.
Senior Peter Koenig and sophomores Stephen Melchiorre and Mike Burud all picked up third-place finishes. Koenig placed in the 100-yard backstroke (50.20), Melchiorre in the 200-yard backstroke (1:56.07) and Burud in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 52.04.
In the 100-yard backstroke, Pitt's Adam Maczewski finished with a time of 50.43, breaking a previous Reilly Center Pool record.
In relay action, the 200-yard medley 'A' team of Danner, Koenig, Burud and Michael Dansa finished in second-place with a time of 1:36.01. In the 200-yard freestyle, the 'A' team of Burud, Dansa, Francisco Nieves and David Paccapaniccia finished in second-place with a time of 1:27.71.
In the diving portion of the meet that took place earlier in the day, Mike Murphy and Dominic Butts-Ealy took first and second-place in the 1-meter dive. Murphy finished first with a score of 266.47 and Butts-Ealy took second with a score of 266.17. In the 3-meter dive Murphy finished in second-place (281.62) and Butts-Ealy finished in third-place (276.07).
The Bonnies will take a week off and return to the pool November, 5 for a tri-meet against LaSalle and Duquesne. The meet will take place at the Flickinger Aquatic Center at Erie County Community in Buffalo, N.Y. Diving will begin at 10:30 a.m. and swimming will start at 3:30 p.m.