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Bonnies Host Niagara Saturday On Senior Day

Bonnies Host Niagara Saturday On Senior Day

ST. BONAVENTURE vs. NIAGARA
Saturday, Feb. 2 – Dive 11 a.m./Swim 2:00 p.m.
St. Bonaventure, N.Y. - Reilly Center Pool

The St. Bonaventure University men's swimming and diving team hosts Niagara this Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Reilly Center Pool for Senior Day. Diving will kick off the meet 11:00 a.m. and swimming begins at 2:00 p.m.

LAST TIME OUT
The Bonnies traveled to Binghamton last Saturday, Jan. 26 but came up just short against the Bearcats, 155-145. Sophomore Maciej Danilewski led the way with a strong afternoon winning the 1000-freestyle with a time of 9:58.51 and taking home first in the 200-backstroke and 500-freestyle with times of 1:52.45 and 4:50.13 respectively. 

TOP TIMES
Nick Burdo led the way in the 200-freestyle with a time of 1:35.25 and Edward Donavan turned in a time 1:55.37 in the 200-butterfly, earning himself a first-place finish. 

Hylton Collinson also captured victory, turning in a first-place performance in the 200-breaststroke by winning with a time of 2:06.63. Chauncey Nicholas earned his first victory of the season in the 100-butterfly as well, finishing in 52.35.

SENIOR DAY
Prior to the swimming portion Saturday's meet against Niagara, the Bonnies will honor seniors Edward Donovan and John Pietrucha for their dedication to the St. Bonaventure swimming program over the past four years.

Edward is a four-year member of the swimming program. He has competed at the Atlantic 10 Championships three times in his career, earning a sixth place finish in the 200-butterfly as a junior. Donovan also finished ninth in the 200-butterfly as a sophomore. Edward is a three-time member of the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

John is a four-year member of the swimming program. As a sophomore, he earned an 11th place finish in the 200-backstroke at the Atlantic 10 Championships. Last season as a junior, John won the 100-backstroke against Niagara and made the consolation finals of the 200-freestyle and 200-backstroke at the Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships. He is a two-time selection of the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

ABOUT NIAGARA
The Purple Eagles are 2-2 and are coming off a 192-102 loss to Canisius on Jan. 19. Led by nine seniors, their two victories came over Fredonia 154-65 and Waterloo 105-100. It will be their last meet before the MAAC Championships 

UP NEXT
This will be the Bonnies final prep before heading to Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships in Geneva, Ohio. The four-day event begins Wednesday, Feb. 20. 
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