STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The St. Bonaventure University men's swimming and diving team opened the 2019-20 season against Penn State Friday afternoon, scoring multiple individual victories but falling by a team score of 192-145.
The Bonnies were led by senior Hylton Collinson who brought home a first-place finish in the 100-breaststroke, with a time of 59.42, along with a first-place finish in 200-IM (1:58.64). Collinson also earned a second-place finish in the 50-breakstroke, touching the pad at 27.37.
Junior Tjaard Krusch had a strong effort as well, bringing home a first-place finish in the 50-breaststroke (23.81), and another in the 100-backstroke (51.80).
Senior Guido Balderrama earned himself a victory in the 100-butterfly, scoring 51.92 points. Balderrama also had a second-place finish in the 200-IM with a time of 1:59.40.
The Bonnies dominated in the 100-freestyle relay, grabbing the top three spots. Nick Burdo, Tjaard Krusch, Joseph Malafronte, and David Shakhnazarov showed the way by earning 39.42 points. Jake Ruffolo, Alec Thomas, Jason Green, and Joshua Bannon earned second place (41.46). Joseph Sepuca, Griffin Witte, Elias Petri, and Seth Erdley (43.63) took third.
The Brown and White filled the top of the leaderboards in the 100-butterfly, 100-breaststroke, 100-backstroke, and 200-IM.
Next up for the Bonnies is the Colgate Invitational on Friday, Oct. 11.
4. Maciej Danilewski, Hylton Collinson, Guido Balderrama, David Shakhnazarov 44.10
5. Tjaard Krusch, Jason Green, Joseph Malafronte, Nick Burdo 44.35
6. Seth Erdley, Joshua Bannon, Nicholas Nakaya, Tomas Botero 50.12
3. David Shakhnazarov, Joseph Malafronte, Jake Ruffolo, Nick Burdo 1:27.03
4. Alec Thomas, Marcus Swartfager, Nicholas Torre, William Lowe, 1:28.57
6. Jason Green, Elias Petri, Joseph Sepuca, Tomas Botero 1:33.10
3. Tjaard Krusch, Hylton Collinson, Guido Balderrama, William Lowe 1:29.78
5. Maciej Danilewski, Jason Green, Jake Ruffolo, Alec Thomas NT
6. Griffin Witte, Nicholas Nakaya, Nicholas Torre, Elias Petri NT
1. Nick Burdo, Tjaard Krusch, Joseph Malafronte, David Shakhnazarov 39.42
2. Jake Ruffolo, Alec Thomas, Jason Green, Joshua Bannon 41.46
3. Joseph Sepuca, Griffin Witte, Elias Petri, Seth Erdley 43.63
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