Bonnies Come up Short Against Bearcats

Swim Meet Results

The St. Bonaventure women’s swimming and diving returned to the pool after a month long break to face the Binghamton Bearcats at the Saunders Aquatic Center on Saturday. Although the Bonnies continue to improve on the season, they fell to the Bearcats by a score of 180-120.

Sophomore Shannon Haberman struck first for the Bonnies, placing first in the 1,000 yard freestyle with a time of 10:31.47. Teammate Lauren Caldwell finished third in the event, touching in at 10:54.11, just behind Binghamton’s Lauren Flower. Next came the 200 yard freestyle, which saw only one Bonnie place in the top three with Rachel Bull recording a time of 1:56.42. In the next event, the 100 yard breaststroke, senior Mackenzie Courtney was also the only Bonnie to finish in the top three, touching in with a time of 1:11.71, just falling short of Binghamton’s Emilia Carlino who came in with a time of 1:11.61.

Later in the day, Caldwell won the 200 yard butterfly with a time of 2:09.42. Teammate Elizabeth Malone touched in shortly thereafter with a time of 2:11.38, her first of three top finishes on the day. Malone would also place third in the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 59.88 and first in the 200 yard IM with a time of 2:12.93. Senior Jeannette Dietrich came in second in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 25.09, a second behind Binghamton’s Caitlin Kelly who finished with a time of 24.00.

Freshman Tanja Kirmse grabbed her first top finish later in the afternoon, finishing second in the 100 yard freestyle, registering a time of 54.06. Teammate Rachel Bull grabbed her second top finish of the day in the same event, placing third with a time of 54.69. Sophomore Adelyn Graf joined a long list of Bonnies to finish in the top three on the day, placing second in the 200 yard backstroke with a time of 2:11.48, followed by teammate Meaghan McCann who touched in at 2:11.97. Laura O’Beirne was the lone Bonnie to place in the 200 yard breaststroke, coming in with a third place finish and a time of 2:34.62.

The Bonnies concluded the individual events with two top finishes in the 500 yard freestyle. Tanja Kirmse came in first in the event with a time of 5:06.53, followed by teammate Maggie Woods who placed second, registering a time of 5:07.85.

Two Brown and White relay teams saw success. In the 200 yard medley relay, the team of McCann, Malone, Courtney, and Dietrich placed second with a time of 1:52.85. At the conclusion of the meet in the 400 yard freestyle relay, the team of Kirmse, Bull, Dietrich, and Haberman also placed second with a time of 3:37.29.

Abby O’Brien placed third in the three meter dive where she registered a score of 181.13.  She also placed in the 1 meter dive with a score of 163.36.

The Bonnies will return to Reilly Center on Wednesday (January 22) to take on the University of Buffalo. The meet is set to start at 1:00 p.m.

This release was provided to SwimSwam courtesy of St. Bonaventure swimming and diving.

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About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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