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Bonnies Fall to UB on Senior Day

Bonnies Fall to UB on Senior Day

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – On senior day, Mike Murphy broke the program record on the 3-meter board as the St. Bonaventure men's swimming and diving team fell to the University of Buffalo 150-92 in their final regular season meet before the Atlantic 10 Championships.

Murphy, earned a first-place finish in the 3-meter dive. He had a combined score of 350.70, which was a program record. He broke his own record of 340.28 that he set last season at Penn State. In the 1-meter event he finished in second-place with a score of 301.50. Dominic Butts-Ealy finished in fifth-place in the 3-meter (244.20) and fourth-place in the 1-meter (273.08).

In the 1,000-yard freestyle, the Bonnies grabbed the top two spots. Elias Homerin finished in first-place (9:57.83) and John Mackiewicz finished in second-place, touching the wall at 10:15.72.

Vatslav Lets earned two second-place finishes and one third-place finish. In the 200-yard freestyle he finished in second-place with a time of 1:42.95. In the 200-yard backstroke his finished in second-place (1:51.86) and in the 100-yard butterfly he finished in third-place (52.99).

In the 50-yard freestyle, Nathan Destree finished in second-place (22.00) and James Martin finished in third-place (22.02). Martin finished in second-place (47.29) in the 100-yard freestyle and Destree finished in third-place (49.23).

In the 200-yard IM Matthew Rochna finished in third-place with a time of 2:01.59.

In the 500-yard freestyle, Homerin finished in third-place with a time of 4:53.65

In the 200-yard breaststroke, Michael Burud finished in third-place with a time of 2:12.64

In relay action, the 'A' team consisting of Burud, Lets, Peter Koenig and Nathan Destree, finished in second-place in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:34.83. In the 200-yard freestyle relay, the 'A' team finished in second-place with a time of 1:28.37.

Before today's meet, the Bonnies recognized seven seniors. They were, Koenig, Michael Dansa, Yi Liu, Jack McMahon, Ilya Nenashev, Francisco Nieves and Kevin Owens.

The Bonnies will then take two weeks off before heading to Buffalo for the A-10 Championships. The Championships will take place Feb. 22-25 at the Flickinger Aquatic Center. Visit GoBonnies.com or atlantic10.com for ticket information.