Bonnies Dominate Rival Canisius

Bonnies Dominate Rival Canisius

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – Elias Homerin, James Martin and Ripley Danner all picked up two first-place finishes as the St. Bonaventure men's swimming and diving team defeated Little Three Rival Canisius 153-89 in the last meet before the holiday break.

Homerin continued to dominate the field in the long distance events by picking up first-place finished in the 500-yard freestyle (4:51.94) and the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:58.90). Teammate Mike Hartwell finished just behind Homerin in both events, earning a time of 4:56.90 in the 500-yard freestyle and a 10:10.87 in the 1,000-yard freestyle.

Martin earned first-place in the 100-yard freestyle where he finished with a time of 47.33. Teammate Nathan Destree finished in third-place (49.83). Martin's other first-place finish came in the 50-yard freestyle where the Bonnies finished in the top three spots. Martin finished with a time of 21.93, Destree finished in second-place (22.27) and David Paccapaniccia took third-place (22.78).

Danner picked up first-place finishes in the 200-yard IM (1:55.26) and the 100-yard butterfly (51.55). In the 200-yard IM, teammate Stephen Melchiorre finished in third-place with a time of 2:00.67.

In the 200-yard freestyle, Yi Liu finished in first-place touching the wall with a time of 1:45.43. He also picked up a second-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly (52.32).

In the 100-yard backstroke Melchiorre finished in second-place (54.49) and David Erickson finished in third-place (55.81).

In relay action, 200-yard medley relay team consisting of Danner, Martin, Peter Koenig and Robert Rutkowski Jr. finished in first-place with a time of 1:36.77.

In diving action, that took place Saturday, Dec 10, Mike Murphy continued his dominance of the board. In the 1-meter dive he earned first-place with a combined score of 287.70, while teammate Dominic Butts-Ealy finished in second-place (256.87). Murphy also took first, place in the 3-meter dive with a score of 310.57, and Butts-Ealy took second-place (209.25).

The Bonnies with take a five-week break, but they return to the pool January 21 in a meet at Binghamton. The meet will begin at 1:00 p.m.