LEWISTON, N.Y. – The St. Bonaventure men's swimming and diving team had its final tune-up of the year before the upcoming Atlantic 10 Championships when the squad traveled to Niagara Friday afternoon. The Bonnies finished the dual meet portion of the schedule on a very strong note.
St. Bonaventure won 11 out of 13 events en route to a 169-53 victory over Niagara as part of a dominating victory.
Elias Petri, Jake Ruffolo, Matthew Bielobradek, Alec Thomas, Tjaard Krusch, George Kalletta, Michael Bruno, Danilewski and Shakhnazarov all won individual events for the Brown and White as part of a day that saw the Brown and White triumph again and again.
Petri earned first place in the 1000-freestyle, turning in a time of 10:03.89 to win the event. Ruffolo followed him by winning the 200-freestyle with a time of 1:47.22. Shakhnazarov was the next Bonnies swimmer to take first place, ringing in at 21.58 to win the 50-freestyle.
In the 200-IM, Danilewski was victorious after posting a time of 1:57.34 while Balderrama won the 100-butterfly, touching the wall in 51.30.
Thomas earned first place in the 100-freestyle with a time of 48.17 and Krusch was victorious in the 100-backstroke, turning in a time of 52.08. Kalletta won the final swimming event for the Bonnies, swimming a first place time of 4:52.85 in the 500-freestyle.
On the diving boards, Bielobradek used a score of 310.65 to win the 3-meter dive while Bruno posted a total score of 275.47 to win the 1-meter dive.
The Bonnies are off until Feb. 19 when they begin the 2020 Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
1. Maciej Danilewski, Hylton Collinson, Guido Balderrama, David Shakhnazarov 1:38.25
2. Tjaard Krusch, Jason Green, Joseph Malafronte, Griffin Witte 1:40.63
4. George Kalletta, Nicholas Nakaya, Joshua Bannon, Jake Ruffolo 1:43.43
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