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White, Schilling Set New Bona Records at Third Day of Atlantic 10 Championships

White, Schilling Set New Bona Records at Third Day of Atlantic 10 Championships

Results (PDF)

GENEVA, Ohio – The St. Bonaventure University men's swimming and diving team finished the third day at the Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships in sixth place with 256 points, highlighted by school-record breaking performances from Michael White and Preston Schilling.

For the second time in the championships, White broke a St. Bonaventure record and finished first with an NCAA B cut time, this time in the 400-IM as he timed in at 3:52.18.

The 100-breaststroke saw a pair of NCAA B cut times earned by Bonnies as Schilling set a new Bona record with a time of 54.17 for second place in the event while Matt Goettler timed in at 55.18 for third place.

A fourth-place finish by the Bonnies in the 400-medley relay in the final event of the day helped SBU keep pace as the team of Matt Taccard, Goettler, White and Jordan Powers timed in at 3:18.39.

St. Bonaventure saw scoring from freshman Nick Burdo in the 200-freestyle as he set a new personal best for his young career at 1:39.55 for seventh place.

Taccard scored for the Bonnies in the 100-backstroke while David Shakhnazarov and Logan Hellwig earned points for SBU in the 100-butterfly. Edward Donovan finished 13th in the 400-IM to also score. 

Action in the final day of the Atlantic 10 Championships will feature prelims and finals for the 200-backstroke, 100-freestyle, 200-breaststroke, 200-butterfly and 3-meter diving along with the 1650-freestyle and 400-freestyle relay. Prelims begin at 10:00 a.m. with diving prelims and 1:00 p.m. The 1650-free will take place at 3:15 p.m. with finals for the morning's events starting at 6:30 p.m.

BONNIES RESULTS
400-IM
1. Michael White: 3:52.18
13. Edward Donovan: 4:01.72

100-Butterfly
14. David Shakhnazarov: 50.25
16. Logan Hellwig: 50.32

200-Freestyle
7. Nick Burdo: 1:39.55

100-Breaststroke
2. Preston Schilling: 54.17 
3. Matt Goettler: 55.18

100-Backstroke
16. Matt Taccard: 50.87

400-Medley Relay
4. Matt Taccard, Matt Goettler, Michael White, Jordan Powers: 3:18.39

STANDINGS AFTER ATLANTIC 10 CHAMPIONSHIPS DAY 3 OF 4
1. George Washington University 378
2. La Salle University 346
3. University of Massachusetts 300
4. Saint Louis University 279
5. Fordham University 276.5
6. St. Bonaventure University 256
7. George Mason University 247.5
8. Davidson College 166

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