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Bonnies Dominate Every Event in Win at Colgate

Bonnies Dominate Every Event in Win at Colgate

HAMILTON, N.Y. – The St. Bonaventure men's swimming and diving team cruised to its first victory of the season at the Justin Jennings Memorial Invite at Colgate, winning every event along the way. 

After two days of competition, St. Bonaventure emerged victorious over Le Moyne by a score of 258.00 to 59.00. The Brown and White also prevailed over the hosts 264.00 to 42.00.

Junior Tjaard Krusch showed the way in day two, earning two individual victories for a total of four wins this weekend. Krusch finished first in the 200-backstroke with a time of 1:53.98, followed by teammates Maciej Danilewski (1:56.89) and Alec Thomas (1:57.78) in second and third. Krusch also won the 200-IM, touching the wall in 1:57.59, ahead of Hylton Collinson (1:58.95) and Jake Ruffolo (2:00.26).

David Shakhnazarov had a strong second day of competition as well, taking first place in the 100-freestyle with a time of 47.79. Shakhnazarov's teammates took the next six spots behind him in the same event.

Hylton Collinson gave the Bonnies another win in the 200-breastroke, touching the pad in 2:07.35, along with a second-place finish in the 200-IM (1:58.95).

Freshman Elias Petri earned his second individual victory as a Bonnie in the 500-freestyle (4:44.95) ahead of teammates Tomas Botero (4:50.55), Maciej Danilewski (4:51.73) and Alec Thomas (4:56.00). 

The 400-freestyle relay team of Joseph Malafronte, William Lowe, Alec Thomas, and Tjaard Krusch was also victorious at 3:13.01. David Shakhnazarov, Jake Ruffolo, Marcus Swartfager, and Nick Burdo took second (3:14.77) while Guido Balderrama, Hylton Collinson, Nicholas Torre, and Elias Petri grabbed third (3:17.40). 

Bona dominated on the 1-meter board once again, taking the top three spots. Freshman Austin Campbell came away with first place, earning 255.22 points. Michael Bruno came in second with 246.90 points, and Jamoni Wise finished third with 241.12 points. 

The Bonnies are off until Saturday, Nov. 2 when they will head to Geneva, Ohio for the Atlantic 10 Invitational, hosted by the Spire Institute.

BONNIES RESULTS
100-Freestyle
1. David Shakhnazarov 47.79 
2. Jake Ruffolo 48.18
3. William Lowe 48.51
4. Guido Balderrama 48.54
5. Joseph Malafronte 48.68
6. Nick Burdo 48.76
7. Marcus Swartfager 49.16
10. Nicholas Torre 50.09
14. Nicholas Nakaya 51.20
21. Joseph Sepuca 53.57
23. Seth Erdley 55.58

200-Backstroke
1. Tjaard Krusch 1:53.98
2. Maciej Danilewski 1:56.89
3. Alec Thomas 1:57.78
5. Joshua Bannon 2:06.27
6. Griffin Witte 2:09.49
7. Seth Erdley 2:13.11

200-Breaststroke
1. Hylton Collinson 2:07.35
3. Nicholas Nakaya 2:17.43
9. Joseph Sepuca 2:27.30

500-Freestyle
1. Elias Petri 4:44.95
2. Tomas Botero 4:50.55
3. Maciej Danilewski 4:51.73
4. Alec Thomas 4:56.00
8. David Shakhnazarov 5:00.28
9. Nick Burdo 5:00.70
10. Marcus Swartfager 5:05.58
11. Nicholas Torre 5:05.69
13. William Lowe 5:10.35

1-Meter Dive
1. Austin Campbell 255.22
2. Michael Bruno 246.90
3. Jamoni Wise 241.12

100-Fly
1. Guido Balderrama 51.67
2. Tjaard Krusch 52.19
3. Joseph Malafronte 52.78
4. Hylton Collinson 53.50
5. Elias Petri 53.92
6. David Shakhnazarov 54.51
7. Jake Ruffolo 54.70
9. Nick Burdo 56.07
10. Tomas Botero 56.48
13. Griffin Witte 57.48
14. Nicholas Torre 58.00
15. Joshua Bannon 58.48
18. Seth Erdley 1:01.54

200-IM
1. Tjaard Krusch 1:57.59
2. Hylton Collinson 1:58.95
3. Jake Ruffolo 2:00.26
4. Guido Balderrama 2:00.36
7. Nicholas Nakaya 2:05.22
8. Joshua Bannon 2:06.28
14. Joseph Sepuca 2:15.91

400-Freestyle Relay
1. Joseph Malafronte, William Lowe, Alec Thomas, Tjaard Krusch 3:13.01
2. David Shakhnazarov, Jake Ruffolo, Marcus Swartfager, Nick Burdo 3:14.77
3. Guido Balderrama, Hylton Collinson, Nicholas Torre, Elias Petri 3:17.40 

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