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Bonnies Medal Four Times, Remain In Third At A-10 Championships

Bonnies Medal Four Times, Remain In Third At A-10 Championships

GENEVA, Ohio – St. Bonaventure men's swim and dive members captured a gold and three silvers to headline Friday at the Atlantic 10 Championships.

The Bonnies still hold onto third in the team standings with 353 points. George Washington holds a commanding lead over the rest of the field with 576.5 points while George Mason sits in second with 376 points. Davidson is fourth (341.5) and UMass is fifth (312.5).

Meanwhile, at George Mason University, Michael Bruno kickstarted the evening for the Bonnies with a gold medal performance in the 3-meter dive. Bruno turned in a final score of 344.60 to win the event for the Brown and White.

That was not the only accolade for the Bona divers Friday as Bruno was named the Men's Atlantic 10 Most Outstanding Diver and head coach Stephanie Fleming earned Atlantic 10 Men's Diving Coach of the Year honors.

Matthew Bielobradek also qualified for the finals of the 3-meter dive, earning sixth-place with a score of 268.95.

Freshman diver Lucas Dekaney posted a score of 311.95 to win the "B" Final and place ninth overall.

The Bonnies next medal came in the 100-butterfly by way of Tjaard Krusch, as he finished with a time of 47.76 to win the silver medal. For Krusch, it marked his 10th career A-10 Championship medal as a member of St. Bonaventure.

Maciej Danilewski earned his first individual medal of the meet later in the evening, winning silver in the 100-backstroke, clocking in at 47.64.

The Bonnies closed out night three in style, winning another silver medal. The team of Danilewski, Krusch, Nicholas Nakaya and Alec Thomas swam a time of 3:15.35 in the 400-medley relay, earning second-place.

Earlier in the night, George Kalletta swam to a fourth-place finish in the 400-IM, touching the wall in 3:55.10. Senior Jason Green also placed in the finals of the 400-IM, coming in seventh with a time of 4:00.18.

Joshua Bannon competed in the 400-IM "B" Final, finishing in 3:59.60 for 11th place overall.

Thomas earned a spot in the 200-freestyle finals, swimming to a seventh-place finish with a time of 1:40.09.

Marcus Swartfager clocked in at 1:41.83 for 14th place in the "B" Final.

In the 100-breaststroke, Nakaya finished 11th , posting a time of 56.84 in the "B" Final.

The Bonnies wrap up competition at the Atlantic 10 Championships Sunday with preliminaries beginning at 1:00 p.m.

4. George Kalletta 3:55.10
7. Jason Green 4:00.18
11. Joshua Bannon 3:59.60 – B Final

2. Tjaard Krusch 47.76

7. Alec Thomas 1:40.09
14. Marcus Swartfager 1:41.83 – B Final

11. Nicholas Nakaya 56.84 – B Final

2. Maciej Danilewski 47.64

3-Meter Dive
1. Michael Bruno 344.60
6. Matthew Bielobradek 268.95
9. Lucas Dekaney – 311.95

400-Medley Relay
2. Maciej Danilewski, Nicholas Nakaya, Tjaard Krusch, Alec Thomas 3:15.32

1. George Washington 576.5
2. George Mason 376
3. St. Bonaventure 353
4. Davidson 341.5
5. UMass 312.5
6. La Salle 259
7. Saint Louis 161.5







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