St. Bonaventure Freshman Breaks School Record in First NCAA Meet

Justin Jennings Memorial Invitational

  • October 6th-7th, 2017
  • Hamilton, New York (Colgate Hosted)
  • 25y, Invitational Format
  • Meet Results

A new era in St. Bonaventure swimming has begun. Led by the 1st class of freshman recruited by head coach Brian Thomas, the team dominated the Justin Jennings Memorial Invitational on Friday and Saturday by 140 points ahead of UMass.

The highlight of the two-day meet was freshman Lina Kutsko. She won all 8 races that she entered, including 5 individual events. The highlight was a 55.37 in the 100 fly, which broke the 2009-vintage school record of 55.53 done by Danielle Butler.

Kutsko Wins:

  • 200 free relay (23.81 leadoff)
  • 200 IM – 2:05.75 (Meet Record – one of 3 St. Bonaventure swimmers to break the Meet Record)
  • 50 free – 23.84 (Meet Record)
  • 100 fly – 55.37
  • 200 free – 1:54.02
  • 400 free relay (51.86 leadoff)
  • 100 free – 51.72 (Meet Record)
  • 200 medley relay (24.94 fly split)

Kutkso isn’t the only standout rookie for the Bonnies this season. Highlighting that was a 1-2-3-4 finish for the team in the 200 IM: 3 of those 4 swimmers are freshmen this season.

FINAL STANDINGS

  1. St. Bonaventure – 851 points
  2. UMass – 711 points
  3. Saint Francis (Pa.) – 589.5 points
  4. Cleveland State – 531.5 points
  5. Colgate – 522 points
  6. Le Moyne – 96 points

 

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1234
2 years ago

Pretty sure the head coach isn’t Andy waeger

1234
Reply to  1234
2 years ago

It’s Brian Thomas, might want to fix that

Anonymous
Reply to  1234
2 years ago

He’s the Colgate coach

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