St. Bonaventure Men’s Swimming come up short at Cleveland State

Swim Meet Results

St. Bonaventure men’s swimming and diving team came up short against Cleveland State on Friday night (Nov. 8) by a score of 184-166.

Jimmy Martin started the meet strong, finishing first in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:42.25.  He kept the momentum going with a second place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (21:00) and touched in at third in the 500-yard freestyle (4:52.54).  Martin and his teammates, Michael PilyuginViacheslav Shchukin and David Paccapaniccia won the gold in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:05.58.

A close race in the 100-yard backstroke led to Shchukin (52.77) and Ripley Danner (52.91) fishing second and third with times less than a half second apart.  Shchukin showed his dominance in the 100-yard freestyle, coming in two seconds before the second place swimmer with a time of 45:81.
Pilyugin finished strong for the Brown and White coming in at an overwhelming three seconds, before Cleveland State’s Ryan Blankenship, in the 200-yrad backstroke (1:52.55).    Pilyugin won the silver in the 200-yard free with a time of 1:4410
In diving action, Alex Marra finished third in both the 1-meter (256.5) and the 3-meter (251.63).
St. Bonaventure had first and third place finishers in the 200-yard individual medley.  Danner came in first with a time of 1:57.57 with teammate, Michael White coming in with a time of1:58.46.
Matt Rochna, Matt Goettler and Pilyugin all had second place finished on the day. Rochna came in with a time of 1:56.59 in the 200-yard butterfly.  Goettler touched in with a time of2:10.62 in the 200-yard breaststroke, while Pilyugin finished with a time of 1:42.54 in the 200-yard freestyle.
Matthew SchuttGregg Byrne and Rochna all contributed with third place finishes — Schutt in the 100-yard breaststroke (59.01), Byrne in the 1000-yard freestyle (9.54.73) and Rochna in the 100-yard butterfly.
The Bonnies’ next meet will be home at the Reilly Center Pool on Saturday, Nov. 16, when they take on Canisius. 

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

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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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