GENEVA, Ohio – Senior Hylton Collinson scored a first-place finish along with third place in another event to pace the St. Bonaventure University men's swimming and diving team at the Atlantic 10 Classic this weekend.
The Bonnies competed against Atlantic 10 opponents La Salle, George Mason and Saint Louis in a dual meet format. Bona was defeated by La Salle (241-110), George Mason (267.5-85.5) and Saint Louis (182-162).
Collinson captured first place in the 200-breaststroke, clocking in at 2:07.58. The senior from Johannesburg, South Africa also earned a third-place effort in the 100-breaststroke, ringing in at 58.33. Collinson helped grab a fourth-place finish in the 400-medley relay as well, right behind junior Tjaard Krusch.
The Brown and White were able to bring home a third-place finish in the 200-freestyle relay, led by junior Marcus Swartfager who touched the wall at 1:26.10. He was followed by teammates Joseph Malafronte, William Lowe, and Nick Burdo.
Sophomore Matthew Bielobradek was strong on the diving boards, taking home third in the 1-meter dive with a total score of 287.95. Bielobradek also took fourth in the 3-meter dive (241.55).
The Bonnies are back in action Saturday, Nov. 9 on the road at Cornell. The Bonnies will swim at Cornell while the diving team will head to Ithaca College for their events. The meet is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.
3. Marcus Swartfager, Joseph Malafronte, William Lowe, Nick Burdo 1:26.10
7. Alec Thomas, Nicholas Torre, Joseph Sepuca, Maciej Danilewski 1:28.28
12. Griffin Witte, Tomas Botero, Joshua Bannon, Seth Erdley 1:33.23
4. Tjaard Krusch, Hylton Collinson, Guido Balderrama, Jake Ruffolo 3:27.04
9. Maciej Danilewski, Jason Green, Elias Petri, Marcus Swartfager 3:36.09
12. Griffin Witte, Joseph Sepuca, Nicholas Torre, William Lowe 3:42.08
4. Jake Ruffolo, Joseph Malafronte, Tjaard Krusch, Nick Burdo 3:10.20
5. Guido Balderrama, Hylton Collinson, Alec Thomas, William Lowe 3:12.47
13. Elias Petri, Joshua Bannon, Tomas Botero, Griffin Witte 3:20.88
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