Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

Men's Swimming Wraps Up Action at Zippy Invite

Men's Swimming Wraps Up Action at Zippy Invite

AKRON, Ohio – The St. Bonaventure University men's swimming team wrapped up competition Sunday afternoon at the Zippy Invitational hosted by Akron University, finishing fifth in the team standings. The event featured teams from Akron, Cornell, Oakland, Cincinnati, Bloomsburg, Clarion, and Malone.

Cornell claimed the team crown with 2,527.50 total points. Oakland (1,784), Cincinnati (1,317.50), and Bloomsburg (876) took second, third, and fourth, respectively.

In the opening event, sophomore Alec Thomas led teammates William Lowe, Nick Burdo, and David Shakhnazarov to a fifth-place finish in the 200-freestyle relay, posting a time of 1:23.58. Tjaard Krusch, Marcus Swartfager, Guido Balderrama, and Joseph Malafronte took ninth in the same event (1:24.89).

In the 200-medley relay, junior Maciej Danilewski along with teammates Hylton Collinson, Balderrama, and Shakhnazarov finished in ninth place with a time of 1:32.04.

Collinson also posted a time of 4:02.31 in the 400-IM to earn a tenth-place finish. 

The 800-freestyle relay brought a ninth and 10th-place finish for the Bonnies. Jake Ruffolo, Thomas, Shakhnazarov, and Swartfager grabbed ninth (6:56.43) while Lowe, Tomas Botero, Malafronte, and Griffin Witte finished 10th (7:05.41). 

Balderrama finished 10th in the 200-butterfly, touching the pad in 1:53.34.

In the last event, the 400-freestyle relay, Ruffolo led teammates Burdo, Lowe, and Shakhnazarov to seventh place with a time of 3:04.70.

The Bonnies are off for the holidays with the diving team returning to action Friday, Jan. 10 at the UB Diving Invitational. Both teams are back Monday, Jan. 20 when they host Binghamton at the Reilly Center Pool. 


200-Freestyle Relay
5. Alec Thomas, William Lowe, Nick Burdo, David Shakhnazarov 1:23.58
9. Tjaard Krusch, Marcus Swartfager, Guido Balderrama, Joseph Malafronte 1:24.89
13. Griffin Witte, Nicholas Nakaya, Elias Petri, Nicholas Torre 1:28.72

15. Elias Petri 4:42.33
16. Alec Thomas 4:45.38
19. Nick Burdo 4:41.88
21. Tomas Botero 4:43.83
24. Marcus Swartfager 4:46.01 

13. Hylton Collinson 1:52.14
20. Tjaard Krusch 1:53.34
22. Guido Balderrama 1:54.72 

14. David Shakhnazarov 21.02

400-Medley Relay
13. Tjaard Krusch, Joseph Sepuca, Joseph Malafronte, David Shakhnazarov 3:31.13
15. Griffin Witte, Jason Green, Joshua Bannon, William Lowe 3:35.28

200-Medley Relay
9. Maciej Danilewski, Hylton Collinson, Guido Balderrama, David Shakhnazarov 1:32.04
13. Tjaard Krusch, Jason Green, Joseph Malafronte, William Lowe 1:35.10
15. Griffin Witte, Joseph Sepuca, Elias Petri, Nicholas Torre 1:37.55

10. Hylton Collinson 4:02.31
14. Maciej Danilewski 4:07.07
17. Nicholas Nakaya 4:11.06
18. Joshua Bannon 4:11.66 

12. Tjaard Krusch 49.87
13. Guido Balderrama 49.88
21. Joseph Malafronte 51.50
23. Jason Green 52.01
24. Jake Ruffolo 52.10 

14. Jake Ruffolo 1:43.45
18. Alec Thomas 1:42.33
20. David Shakhnazarov 1:42.46 

13. Hylton Collinson 56.82

11. Maciej Danilewski 50.06
15. Tjaard Krusch 50.88
17. Guido Balderrama 52.29
21. Griffin Witte 53.52 

800-Freestyle Relay
9. Jake Ruffolo, Alec Thomas, David Shakhnazarov, Marcus Swartfager 6:56.43
10. William Lowe, Tomas Botero, Joseph Malafronte, Griffin Witte 7:05.41

11. Elias Petri 16:22.11
14. Tomas Botero 16:31.80
16. Alec Thomas 16:36.86
19. Joshua Bannon 16:42.80 

11. Maciej Danilewski 1:50.15
14. Alec Thomas 1:53.31
17. Tjaard Krusch 1:51.00
19. Elias Petri 1:55.58 

20. David Shakhnazarov 46.68
22. Jake Ruffolo 46.99 

18. Jason Green 2:08.19
20. Nicholas Nakaya 2:10.58
21. David Shakhnazarov 2:12.21 

10. Guido Balderrama 1:53.34
13. Joseph Malafronte 1:55.05
18. Joshua Bannon 2:00.52
24. Tomas Botero 2:03.72 

400-Freestyle Relay
7. Jake Ruffolo, Nick Burdo, William Lowe, David Shakhnazarov 3:04.70
13. Marcus Swartfager, Joseph Malafronte, Griffin Witte, Nicholas Torre 3:11.86 

For the latest news on St. Bonaventure athletics, stay connected on social media. Follow the Bonnies on Twitter @GoBonnies and get men's and women's swimming and diving updates @BonniesSwimDive. Keep up with the Bonnies on Facebook /GoBonnies and on Instagram @GoBonnies