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Bonnies Drops Heartbreaker To Niagara, 139-136

Josh Bannon swims the IM race last season. (Photo Credit: Craig Melvin)
Josh Bannon swims the IM race last season. (Photo Credit: Craig Melvin)

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – The St. Bonaventure men's swimming and diving team held its first meet of the season Sunday afternoon, narrowly dropping a 139-136 decision to rival Niagara at the Reilly Center Pool.

The Bonnies collected several individual victories on the day.

Freshman Teddy Murphey made a solid debut, winning the 1000-freestyle with a time of 10:24.80. He also captured the win in the 200-breaststroke with a time of 2:15.51. He also finished second in the 100-breaststroke (1:02.12) and was part of the second-place finishing 200-medley relay with Zachary Titus, Tommy White and Joseph Sepuca (1:40.71).

Titus, another freshman, also impressed in his debut. He won the 200-backstroke (2:01.85), finished second in the 500-freestyle (5:08.75) and third in the 100-backstroke (55.55).

Also earning wins for the Bonnies was Jason Green who took victory in the 200-free (1:44.75) and 200-IM (2:00.22) along with a second-place finish in the 100-butterfly (52.65). Josh Bannon touched the wall first in the 500-free (5:07.60).

The 200-free relay team of Green, Jaxon Kaster, Jacob Ruffolo and Nick Torre produced a winning time of 1:30.24.

BONNIES RESULTS – Niagara 139, St. Bonaventure 136
200-Medley Relay
2. Zachary Titus, Teddy Murphey, Tommy White, Joseph Sepuca 1:40.71

1. Teddy Murphey 10:24.80
2. Joshua Bannon 10:29.92

1. Jason Green 1:44.75
2. Jake Ruffolo 1:48.81

3. Zachary Titus 55.55
4. Nicholas Torre 57.38

2. Teddy Murphey 1:02.12
3. Joseph Sepuca 1:03.97
4. Michael Pietrucha 1:04.78

2. Jaxon Kaster 2:01.92
3. Tommy White 2:03.54
4. Joshua Bannon 2:09.16

2. Nicholas Torre 22.30
4. Joseph Sepuca 24.42

2. Jake Ruffolo 47.85
5. Tommy White 50.85

1. Zachary Titus 2:01.85
3. Nicholas Torre 2:07.81
4. Jaxon Kaster 2:10.00

1. Teddy Murphey 2:15.51
3. Joseph Sepuca 2:24.08
5. Michael Pietrucha 2:27.11

1. Joshua Bannon 5:07.60
2. Zachary Titus 5:08.75

2. Jason Green 52.65
3. Jake Ruffolo 54.17
4. Tommy White 54.29

1. Jason Green 2:00.22
4. Jaxon Kaster 2:06.11
5. Michael Pietrucha 2:13.08

200-Freestyle Relay
1. Jason Green, Jaxon Kaster, Jake Ruffolo, Nicholas Torre 1:30.24


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