St. Bonaventure vs. Binghamton
- Saturday, January 22, 2022
- St. Bonaventure, New York
- Results (PDF)
Courtesy: St. Bonaventure Athletics
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – It came down to the final event on Saturday for the St. Bonaventure men’s swimming team.
Trailing 143-140 going into the 400-freestyle relay, the Bonnies needed a victory in the final event to defeat Binghamton. The Bearcats were able to hold on, though, by winning the relay with a time of 3:07.73, while the Bona team of sophomore Kyle Gluck and seniors Jacob Ruffolo, William Lowe, and Alec Thomas finished second with a time of 3:08.15.
On a day where seniors Thomas, Lowe, Ruffolo, George Kalletta, and Matthew Bielobradek were honored as part of Senior Day, the biggest contributions came from Gluck, graduate Maciej Danilewski, sophomore Maxwell Murray, and freshmen Alexander Behr and Zyad Morsy who were able to pick up individual victories for the Bonnies.
Danilewski registered wins in the 100-backstroke (50.68) and the 200-backstroke (1:54.16). His afternoon ended by touching the wall in a time of 1:55.69 to capture the 200-IM.
In the 200-butterfly, Behr was victorious with a time of 1:54.95.
Gluck picked up a pair of victories in the 50-freestyle (21.38) and the 100-freestyle (37.34).
Swimming a time of 4:46.94 in the 500-freestyle, Murray was able to clinch a victory as well for the Brown and White. He also placed second in the 1000-freestyle with a time of 9:56.09.
On the diving boards, Morsy won both the 1-meter dive (293.40) and the 3-meter dive (332.78). Sophomore Lucas Dekaney placed second in both events.
The Bonnies are back at home on Thursday, Jan. 27 to take on Gannon. Meet time is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.
2.) Maciej Danilewski, Nicholas Nakaya, Alexander Behr, Kyle Gluck 1:35.37
4.) Maxwell Murray, Michael Pietrucha, Alexander Behr, Kyle Gluck 1:37.38
6.) Zachary Titus, Teddy Murphey, Jaxon Kaster, Patrick Heldreth 1:41.74
2.) Kyle Gluck, Jacob Ruffolo, William Lowe, Alec Thomas 3:08.15
4.) Patrick Heldreth, Alexander Behr, Tomas Botero, Griffin Witte 3:14.10
6.) Knute Wargin, Joshua Bannon, Jaxon Kaster, Teddy Murphey 3:26.71
Courtesy: Binghamton Athletics
OLEAN, N.Y. – Binghamton won the decisive 400 free relay on the men’s side while sophomore Marley Zimmerman won a meet-best three events on the women’s side, highlighting the Bearcats’ split in a swimming & diving dual meet at St. Bonaventure on Saturday. Binghamton won the men’s meet 155-144 but lost 177-121 in the women’s competition.
“I am very happy with how we competed today,” head coach Jerry Cummiskey said. “At this point of the season, we are finishing up our hardest training session of the year and setting ourselves up to be our best in a couple of weeks.”
With the men’s meet in the balance heading into the final event of the day, the Bearcats took places one, three and five in the 400 free relay. Freshmen Keegan Chatham and Elijah Lanfear, junior Ryan Maierle and senior Ryan Board formed the first-place quartet, which clocked a time of 3:07.73.
“It’s always exciting to have a meet come day to the final relay,” Cummiskey said. “I was proud of the way the guys pulled it out in the end.”
Zimmerman, meanwhile, won the women’s 1000 free (10:48.75), 200 free (1:58.03) and 500 free (5:17.03). It marked the first time in her Binghamton career that she was a triple winner in a dual meet.
In individual events, Murphy captured the 1000 free (9:52.75), Board won the 100 breast (59.07) and Lanfear took top honors in the 100 fly (55.01). Other winners on the men’s side included sophomore Xiaoyu Lin in the 200 breast (2:13.46) and fellow sophomore Jake Vecchio in the 200 free (1:45.10).
Also winning on the women’s side was sophomore Molly Greeley in the 50 free (25.04).
“Overall, this was a good day for the team,” Cummiskey said. “We look forward to taking another step in the right direction next weekend.”
Binghamton travels to Marist next Saturday and hosts Cornell in its Senior Day Meet on Sunday at 1 p.m.