ST. BONAVENTURE vs. NIAGARA
Saturday, Feb. 2 – Dive 11:00 a.m./Swim 2:00 p.m.
St. Bonaventure, N.Y. – Reilly Center Pool
The St. Bonaventure University women's swimming and diving team hosts Niagara Saturday afternoon at the Reilly Center Pool for Senior Day. Diving will start the meet at 11:00 a.m. and swimming begins at 2:00 p.m.
LAST TIME OUT
The Bonnies last swam against Binghamton on Jan. 26. The Bearcats narrowly defeated the Bonnies, 159-141. Freshman Rachel Kimmel swept the breaststroke events, swimming a 1:04.80 in the 100-breaststroke and a 2:23.58 in the 200-backstroke. Fellow freshman Zanre Oberholzer grabbed a win in the 200-backstroke, clocking in at 2:09.08 for the Bonnies.
The Bonnies won eight events against Binghamton last Saturday on the road. Along with Kimmel and Oberholzer, five other Bonnies won events on the day. Katrina Wardner (1:57.40) took first in the 200-freestyle and Mia Cote grabbed first in the 200-butterfly with a time of 2:09.13. Ivana Janssen (50-freestyle), Anna Campos (1-meter diving) and Elena Rohr (3-meter diving) were all winners for the Brown and White.
Prior to the swimming portion of Saturday's meet seniors Katherine Craig, Frances Erney, Adele Ferris, Brittany Hart and Rachel Taylor will be honored for the dedication to the St. Bonaventure women's swimming and diving program over the last four years.
Katherine is a four-year member of the swimming program. As a sophomore she swam in the 50, 100 and 200-freestyle events at the Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships. As a junior, Craig swam personal bests in the 100 and 200-freestyle races at the Atlantic 10 Championships.
Frances is a four-year member of the swimming program. As a sophomore, Erney competed in the 100 and 200-backstroke, and the 200-IM at the Atlantic 10 Championships. As a junior, set personal best times in the 100-backstroke and the 400-IM at the Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships. Frances is also a two-time member of the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Adele is a four-year member of the swimming program and due to injury has transitioned into a student assistant this season. As a sophomore she swam in the 1000-freestyle, 1650-freestyle, 200-butterfly and the 100-butterfly at the Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships, setting personal best times in the 100 and 200-butterfly as well as the 1650-freestyle.
Brittany is a four-year member of the diving program. As a freshman, Hart was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week and finished fifth in the 1-meter diving event at the Atlantic 10 Championships. During her sophomore season, Brittany was the winner of six events and added two more victories as a junior. As a senior, she has diving wins against Colgate and Cornell. Brittany has been named to the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll three times.
Rachel is a four-year member of the swimming program. She has set season best times at each of the last three Atlantic 10 Championships. Rachel was a member of last season's 800-freestyle relay team that reached the finals at the Atlantic 10 Championships. As a junior, she was named to the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Niagara enters Saturday's meet with a dual meet record of 2-5 overall and 1-1 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference meets. The Purple Eagles are led by three seniors and their wins have come against Siena and Fredonia.
Saturday's meet against Niagara will be the Bonnies final dual meet before heading to the 2019 Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio. Action at the A-10 meet gets started on Wednesday, Feb. 20.
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