AKRON, Ohio – A strong all-around performance moved the St. Bonaventure University men's swimming team to third place in the team standings after day two of the Zippy Invite hosted by Akron University.
The Bonnies have totaled 916 team points through 14 events, trailing Bloomsburg in second who has 1,088 team points. Oakland remains in first place after day two with 1,515.5 team points.
Sophomore Guido Balderrama and freshman George Kalletta each turned in fourth-place performances to lead the Brown and White. Balderrama swam a 50.03 in the "A" final of the 100-butterfly while Kalletta turned in a time of 4:06.63 in the 400-IM to grab fourth.
The Bonnies earned two top-five finishes in the 800-medley relay to close out the night. The team of Balderrama, Carr, Jake Ruffolo and John Pietrucha finished in fourth place with a time of 7:02.06. Earning a fifth place finish was the relay team of Kalletta, Marcus Swartfager, Jason Green and Joseph Malafronte, who finished in 7:02.40.
The Bonnies conclude action at the Zippy Invite with two more sessions Sunday. Session one will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the final session is slated to begin at 4:00 p.m.
6. John Pietrucha, Hylton Collinson, Guido Balderrama, Robert Marshall 1:33.91
7. George Kalletta, Jason Green, Chauncey Nicholas, Joseph Malafronte 1:33.91
11. Alec Thomas, Joseph Sepuca, Marcus Swartfager, Jake Ruffolo 1:38.34
6. Guido Balderrama 51.87
8. John Pietrucha 52.83
11. Alec Thomas 53.41
12. Joseph Malafronte 53.61
16. Seth Erdley 55.46
17. Chauncey Nicholas 53.64
21. William Lowe 56.38
24. Joseph Sepuca 59.72
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