Cleveland State Wins on the Road

Meet Facts:

  • Complete Results
  • Host: St. Bonaventure
  • Friday; October 21, 2016
  • Men: Cleveland State 145, St. Bonaventure 96
  • Women: Cleveland State 137, St. Bonaventure 106

Cleveland State Press Release:

St. Bonaventure, N.Y. – The Cleveland State University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both won their opening dual meet of the season Friday evening as they each defeated St. Bonaventure at the Reilly Center Pool.

The women’s team took down the Bonnies, 137-106, while the men’s team was victorious by a score of 145-96.

The CSU women won nine of 11 swimming events contested along with one of the diving events. The CSU men won eight of the 11 swimming events that took place.

Both junior Jamie VanDewerker and sophomore Claudia Zido finished in first place in three events Friday, two of which were individual swims.

VanDewerker won the 50 freestyle (24.36) and 100 freestyle (53.71) while also leading off the 200 freestyle relay that finished in first. Zido was at the other end of the freestyle spectrum as she won the 500 free (5:14.21) and the 1000 free (10:43.21), the latter which was the fastest time in the Horizon League on the young season. Zido also swam the anchor leg of the 200 free relay.

Freshman Gabriella Marinelli won the 200 freestyle (1:55.41) to help CSU sweep every event in that discipline. She also swam on the winning 200 free and 400 medley relays, swimming the anchor leg in the latter relay.

Sophomore Molly McNamara won the 100 butterfly (56.97), was second in the 200 IM (2:10.20) and swam the third leg of the winning 400 medley relay (3:53.88). Junior Tobie Zeller won the 100 breaststroke in 1:06.04 and swam the second leg on the winning medley relay team.

Senior Tori Taffner won the 3-meter diving event with 269.63 points, and she was second in the 1-meter event with 208.28 points.

Sophomore Tommi Wolst helped CSU to a trio of first-place finishes on the men’s side. He won the 100 backstroke (50.09) and the 200 IM (1:52.41) and swam the second leg of CSU’s winning 400 medley relay team (3:22.60). Wolst’s time in the 200 IM marked the top time in the Horizon League on the young season.

Senior Philipp Sikatzki won the only individual event he was entered in, claiming the 100 butterfly in 48.06 seconds. He also led off the winning 400 medley relay and the winning 200 freestyle relay (1:25.23).

Freshman DJ Arslanian won the 200 freestyle in 1:44.96 and took second place in the 100 free in 47.68. He also swim the third leg on the winning 400 medley relay team.

Sophomore Jared Stergar won the 100 breaststroke (58.82) and placed third in the 200 IM (1:58.48). Senior Patrick Walsh was victorious in the 1000 freestyle in 10:05.52.

Freshman Tyler Stevenson swam the anchor leg on the winning 400 medley relay team and took second to Arslanian in the 200 free (1:46.09). Sophomore MacJilton Lewis was the runner-up in both distance freestyle events, finishing the 500 in 4:51.51 and the 1000 in 10:11.83.

Cleveland State will be back in action next Saturday, Oct. 29, as both teams have their home opener against Xavier at 1:00 p.m.

St. Bonaventure Press Release:

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – The St. Bonaventure women’s swimming and diving team fell to Cleveland State, 137-106, in a dual meet Friday evening at the Reilly Center Pool.

“This was a great matchup for us against an excellent mid-major program,” said head coach Brian Thomas. “I’m happy with a lot of the individual performances, another slew of in-season bests. Cleveland State won this meet with their underwaters, and that’s an area we need to continue to develop.”

Devon McFadden earned victories in two events, swimming a 2:09.14 in the 200-IM and a 58.08 in the 100-backstroke.

Brittany Hart claimed a first-place finish in the 1-meter dive, and second-place finish in the 3-meter dive.

St. Bonaventure earned a second-place finish in the day’s first swimming event, as Devon McFadden, Maria Rocchi,Alyssa Levac and Rachel Taylor swam a 3:56.75 in the 400-medley relay.

The Bonnies will have a quick turnaround as they will host another dual meet Saturday morning against Colgate. Diving will begin at 9:00 a.m. with swimming kicking off at 11:00 a.m.

“We’ll look to bounce back strong tomorrow against Colgate,” Thomas said.


2. Devon McFadden, Maria Rocchi, Alyssa Levac, Rachel Taylor – 3:56.75
4. Erin Carmody, Emily Wulff, Emily Quinn, Ava Bianchi – 4:13.87
6. Taylor Hodges, Katherine Craig, Frances Erney, Brooke Morrisseau – 4:28.98

2. Michaela Ryan – 10:55.71
4. Adele Ferris – 11:07.44
5. Tayler Gnan – 11:17.16

2. Kathryn Godlewski – 1:57.91
3. Bridget Jordan – 1:58.00
4. Maggie Woods – 1:58.92

2. Samantha Kuchinski – 25.03
3. Rachel Taylor – 25.38
4. Ava Bianchi – 25.50

1. Devon McFadden – 2:09.14
3. Maria Rocchi – 2:15.19
6. Adele Ferris – 2:22.68

1. Brittany Hart – 232.73
3. Elena Rohr – 199.20
5. Izzy Aguilera – 170.85
6. Kelsey Powers – 153.53

2. Alyssa Levac – 59.08
5. Bridget Jordan – 1:00.01
6. Emily Quinn – 1:00.24

3. Samantha Kuchinski – 54.47
4. Kathryn Godlewski – 54.67
5. Maggie Woods – 55.08

1. Devon McFadden – 58.08
4. Tayler Gnan – 1:01.61
6. Erin Carmody – 1:04.28

2. Kathryn Godlewski – 5:14.21
3. Michaela Ryan – 5:19.17
4. Adele Ferris – 5:27.71

2. Brittany Hart – 218.40
3. Elena Rohr – 204.45
4. Izzy Aguilera – 195.68
6. Kelsey Powers – 144.15

2. Alyssa Levac – 1:06.62
3. Maria Rocchi – 1:06.72
5. Emily Wulff – 1:13.19

2. Samantha Kuchinski, Maggie Woods, Bridget Jordan, Rachel Taylor – 1:40.10
4. Ava Bianchi, Katherine Craig, Brooke Morrisseau, Emily Quinn – 1:44.03
6. Taylor Hodges, Erin Carmody, Frances Erney, Emily Wulff – 1:50.72

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