Michigan State Men, Buffalo Women win big at Buffalo Triangle

The Michigan State men were big winners this weekend, beating both Army and Buffalo at a triangle meet held by Buffalo. On the Women’s side, the Buffalo women were the big winners, beating beating the two other teams.


Michigan State picked up where they left off on Saturday by winning the 400 medley relay. The team of Alex Trompke, Alec Kandt, Nathaniel Weeks, and Lachlan McLeish, touched the wall first with a 3:22.85, McLeish split a 45.08 to anchor the relay. Trompke was 53.35 in the backstroke, and Weeks was 50.23 on the fly.

Buffalo answered back with a win from Scott Huang with a 4:02.91 in the 400 IM. Huang beat Army’s Will Viana, who finished in 4:05.61. Huang negative split his last 100. Billy Patrum was third for Buffalo in 4:06.33.

Huang later doubled up by winning the 200 breast in 2:04.43, way ahead of Colin Kanzari of Army, who finished second with a 2:06.15. Kandt was 2:07.02 for a third place finish for Michigan State.

Michigan State rebounded from the 100 breast with a solid performance in the 200 backstroke from Sam Hiller. Hiller took first with a 1:51.78, followed by Vianna of Army,  who was second again with a 1:52.63. Trompke was third for the Spartans with a 1:52.71.

In the men’s 100 fly, It was again a Michigan State, Army, Michigan State top three. Trompke was 49.32, the only swimmer under 50, and Austin Kong was 50.13 for Army Jacob Moore rounded out the top three with a 50.85. Buffalo’s Oliver Patrouch was 50.89 to take fourth.

The Spartan men kept rolling from there. Joseph Szczupakiewicz swam a 4:37.69 to win the 500, Patrum was second for Buffalo in 4:39.42, Jon Burke was third for Michigan State with a 4:40.09. Army’s Evin Rude was fourth in 4:41.34.

After the 200 breast, Army won the 400 freestyle relay, their second free relay win of the meet. Chris Szekely, Adam Sjoholom, Michael Dustin, and Viana touched the wall in 3:04.12.

Michigan State’s Nick Leshok, Adam Marsh, Trompke, and McLeish were second in 3:05.06.


On the Women’s side, Army got out to the fast start with a 400 medley relay victory in 3:51.92. Kelly Hamilton, Collin Kessinger, Molly Mucciarone, and Rachel Kim made up the team. Michigan State was second in 3:53.07.

Spencer Rodriguez got things back on track for Buffalo in the 400 IM. Rodriguez was first in 4:29.64. Chelsea Abbott was second for the Spartan’s in 4:30.08. Jessica Burkett was third for Army in 4:30.42.

Michigan State answered with a win from Chanel Bonin, a 17 year old freshman, finished ahead of Army’s Kelly Hamilton. Bonin was 2:05.88, Hamilton was 2:06.38. Buffalo’s Claudia Casale rounded out the top three in 2:07.54.

Buffalo’s Megan Burns won the 100 free with a 51.87, over a second ahead of Army’s Kim, who was second with a 53.01. Jessica Powers was third for Buffalo in 53.24.

Molly Mucciarone won the 100 fly for Army in 56.92. Sarah Love was second for the Spartan’s in 57.22, although Taylor Steffl was 57.24, just .02 out of second place.

Powers, fresh off of a third place finish in the 100 free, won the 500 free for Buffalo in 5:03.93. Sabrina Mortell was second for Army in 5:04.59. Danielle Nuszkowski was third for Army in 5:06.60. Becca Berman finished fifth for the Spartans in 5:08.97.

Cristina Czyrka won the 200 breast for Buffalo in 2:22.06 for the Bull’s second victory in as many events. Marina Borri was second for the Spartans in 2:22.95, Kessinger was third for Army in 2:23.55.

Buffalo won the 400 free relay to make three straight event wins. Powers, Eve Kosten, Steffl, and Burns won with a 3:30.98. The Buffalo B relay was second with a 3:33.08. Army’s B relay was third in 3:33.33. Michigan State’s A relay finished fifth in 3:35.26.

Full results are available here.

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