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Men's Swimming Finishes Fifth at Akron Invite

Men's Swimming Finishes Fifth at Akron Invite

AKRON, Ohio – The St. Bonaventure University men's swimming and diving team moved up on the final day of action at the Akron Zippy Invitational, finishing fifth with 648 points. 

Matt Taccard finished ninth in the 200-backstroke with a time of 1:52.27, which was the top time for a Bona swimmer in the event all season.

Michael White also earned a top-10 finish as he came in ninth in the 200-butterfly. His finish time of 1:53.01 is the fastest a Bonnie has swam the event all season.

The 400-freestyle relay team of Jordan Powers, David Shakhnazarov, White and Nick Burdo finished eighth at 3:05.87.

This event at Akron served as the lone swimming action of December for the Bonnies. The next time St. Bonaventure will be in the pool will be January 14 at Binghamton. 

FINAL STANDINGS
1. Cornell University 1950
2. Oakland University 1770
3. University at Buffalo 1543
4. Bloomsburg University 1038 
5. St. Bonaventure University 648
6. Clarion University 638
7. Niagara University 566
8. Wheeling Jesuit University 303 

BONNIES RESULTS
1650-YARD FREESTYLE
13. Ben Galinski: 16:27.39
18. Alex Szakelyhidi: 17:07.29
20. Jack Hughes: 17:24.35
22. Jarrod Schwesinger: 17:44.42 

200-YARD BACKSTROKE
9. Matt Taccard: 1:52.27
12. John Pietrucha: 1:54.21
17. Aidan Wilson: 2:00.74
18. Seth Erdley: 2:00.77 

200-YARD BREASTSTROKE
12. Matt Goettler: 2:06.09
16. Michael Le: 2:12.63
21. Kevin Grant: 2:18.23
24. Alex Massa: 2:20.86 

200-YARD BUTTERFLY
9. Michael White: 1:53.01
12. Guido Balderrama: 1:55.32 

400-YARD FREESTYLE RELAY
8. Jordan Powers, David Shakhnazarov, Michael White, Nick Burdo: 3:05.87
12. Robert Marshall, Logan Hellwig, Matt Taccard, Jack Hughes: 3:12.09