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Bonnies Swim Past Canisius, 147-96, Saturday Afternoon

Bonnies Swim Past Canisius, 147-96, Saturday Afternoon

BUFFALO — The St. Bonaventure men's swimming and diving team captured seven event victories on the way to a convincing win over rival Canisius, 147-96, Saturday afternoon at Erie Community College.

Tjaard Krusch was one of the standout performers of the day. He nabbed first in the 200-IM with a 1:55.52 and won again in the 100-backstroke with a time of 51.24.

Ethan Carr started the Bonnies' winning ways with a first place finish in the 1000-freestyle, clocking in with a time of 10:00.76.

David Shakhnazarov also had an impressive afternoon, taking home first in the 100-freestyle with a 47.46 and finishing a close second in the 50-freestyle with a time of 21.45.

Guido Balderrama captured the win in the 100-butterfly with time of 51.54 while Maciej Danielewski earned victory in the 500-freestyle with a time of 4:46.28. The relay team of Nick Burdo, Jake Ruffolo, Joseph Malafronte and Shaknazarov also won the 400-freestyle with winning time of 3:08.93.

Diver Nathan Howze was the top performer in the 1-meter dive with a score of 253.73.

Overall, St. Bonaventure secured 24 top three finishes.

Bona divers will be in action at the Navy Invitational Nov. 16-17. The swim team returns to the pool Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at the Zippy Invite at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio.


200-Medley Relay
2. Tjaard Krusch, Hylton Collinson, Guido Balderrama, Nick Burdo 1:34.52
3. Maciej Danilewski, Jason Green, Edward Donovan, Chauncey Nicholas 1:36.29

1. Ethan Carr 10:00.76
5. Alec Thomas 10:27.06

3. Jacob Ruffolo 1:45.58
4. John Pietrucha 1:46.57
5. Jason Green 1:48.34

2. David Shakhnazarov 21.45
3. Nick Burdo 21.71
4. Joseph Malafronte 21.76

1. Tjaard Krusch 1:55.52
2. Hylton Collinson 1:57.06
3. George Kalletta 1:57.93

1-Meter Diving
1. Nathan Howze 265.73
2. Michael Bruno 256.28
3. Matthew Bielobradek 256.20

1. Guido Balderrama 51.54
2. Chauncey Nicholas 51.85
3. Edward Donovan 51.86

1. David Shakhnazarov 47.46
2. Jake Ruffolo 47.99
4. Marcus Swartfager 48.22

1. Tjaard Krusch 51.24
3. John Pietrucha 53.54
5. Guido Balderrama 55.48

1. Maciej Danilewski 4:46.28
5. George Kalletta 4:55.41
6. Alec Thomas 4:59.95

3-Meter Diving
2. Matthew Bielobradek 265.28
3. Michael Bruno 257.93
4. Nathan Howze 217.13

2. Hylton Collinson 58.39
3. Jason Green 1:02.03
4. Joseph Sepuca 1:02.07

400-Freestyle Relay
1. Nick Burdo, Jake Ruffolo, Joseph Malafronte, David Shakhnazarov 3:08.93
3. Maciej Danilewski, Marcus Swartfager, Chauncey Nicholas, John Pietrucha 3:12.63

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