St. Bonaventure Women Open Season With 120-102 Victory Over St. Francis (PA)

by SwimSwam 0

September 26th, 2021 College


  • Saturday, September 25, 2021
  • St. Bonaventure, NY

Courtesy: St. Bonaventure Athletics

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – The St. Bonaventure University women’s swimming and diving team opened its 2021-2022 season on a high note Saturday afternoon with a 120-102 victory against St. Francis (PA).

Winning for the Bonnies were Rachel Kimmel, Halle Myers,  Kylie McKee and Amy O’Rourke.

The Bonnies started off the afternoon with a victory in the first event as the team of Zanre Oberholzer, Kimmel, Maggie Metcalf, and O’Rourke were able to win the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:49.38.

It was one of three victories for Kimmel.

Kimmel was able to capture a victory in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:11.35 as well. Kimmel secured another victory in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:04.75. Emerson Graham had a time of 1:10.55, finishing third in the event.

Freshman Kylie McKee had a very impressive showing in her first collegiate meet by winning both the 1-meter and 3-meter dives with scores of 202.65 and 201.60.

In the 1000-yard freestyle, senior Claire Schaef was able to place second with a time of 10:58.36.

Freshman Ellie Kraus was able to finish second in the 200-yard freestyle, touching the wall in 2:00.09.

In the 50-yard freestyle, Halle Myers won with a time of 24.78, while sophomore Paige Kasemsuwannakaeth placed third with a time of 25.42.

In the 100-yard butterfly sophomore Amy O’Rourke finished second with a time of 59.60.

Following her second-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly, O’Rourke was able to capture a victory with a time of 55.00 in the 100-yard freestyle.

Senior Zanre Oberholzer placed second in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 59.49, while junior Allison Lenda finished third with a time of 1:00.62.

Schaef touched the wall with a time of 5:22.02 in the 500-yard freestyle, finishing third in the event.

St. Bonaventure capped off the afternoon with a victory in 200-yard freestyle relay from the team of Kasemsuwannakaeth, Kraus, Lenda, and Myers with a time of 1:39.94.

The Bonnies’ next meet will take place in Hamilton, N.Y. for the Colgate Invitational on Oct. 8-9.

200-Yard Medley Relay
1. Zanre OberholzerRachel KimmelMaggie MetcalfAmy O’Rourke 1:49.38
5. Maggie Holst, Mckenna Shearing, Claire SchaefMarissa Carrig 1:59.09

1000 Freestyle
2. Claire Schaef 10:58.36

200-Yard Freestyle
2. Ellie Kraus 2:00.09
5. Caitlyn Clements 2:05.05
6. Maddie Green 2:10.73

50-Yard Freestyle
1. Halle Myers 24.78
3. Paige Kasemsuwannakaeth 25.42
4. Allison Lenda 25.63
7. Alica Janssen 26.66
8. Mckenna Shearing 27.87

200-Yard IM
1. Rachel Kimmel 2:11.35
4. Emerson Graham 2:16.80
5. Maggie Holst 2:19.53
6. Zanre Oberholzer 2:21.77
8. Bethan Thomas 2:26.00

100-Yard Butterfly
2. Amy O’Rourke 59.60
4. Halle Myers 1:00.84
5. Emerson Graham 1:01.26
7. Maggie Metcalf 1:02.53

100-Yard Freestyle
1. Amy O’Rourke 55.00
4. Ellie Krauss 55.19
5. Paige Kasemsuwannaketh 56.36
6. Caitlyn Clements 56.86
7. Marissa Carrig 57.42
8. Alica Janssen 59.07

100-Yard Backstroke
2. Zanre Oberholzer 59.49
3. Allison Lenda 1:00.62
4. Maggie Holst 1:01.32
7. Bethan Thomas 1:03.93
8. Maggie Metcalf 1:04.38
9. Maddie Green 1:06.31

500-Yard Freestyle
3. Claire Schaef 5:22.02
5. Marissa Carrig 5:45.14

100-Yard Breaststroke
1. Rachel Kimmel 1:04.73
3. Emerson Graham 1:10.55
5. Bethan Thomas 1:12.51
7. Mckenna Shearing 1:16.76

200-Yard Freestyle Relay
1. Paige Kasemsuwannaketh, Ellie Krauss, Allison Lenda, Halle Myers 1:39.94
4. Alica Janssen, Caitlyn Clements, Maria ManginiMaddie Green

For the latest news on St. Bonaventure athletics, stay connected on social media. Follow the Bonnies on Twitter @GoBonnies and get men’s and women’s swimming and diving updates @BonniesSwimDive. Keep up with the Bonnies on Facebook /GoBonniesand on Instagram @GoBonnies.

Courtesy: St. Francis Athletics

Freshman Aurem Pifarre-Planes won a pair of events and three other Red Flash swimmers recorded event wins, but the Saint Francis swimming team fell to St. Bonaventure, 120-102, Friday at the Reilly Center Pool.

Pifarre-Planes captured victories in the 1000 freestyle and 500-yard freestyle, while two more freshmen Sara Blanco and Inde Patterson secured event wins along with senior Amelia Laudenbach.

St. Bonaventure 120, Saint Francis 102
Records: Saint Francis (0-1), St. Bonaventure (1-0)
Location: Reilly Center Pool (Allegany, NY.)

Pifarre-Planes took first in the 1000 freestyle in a time of 10:50.38 and the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 5:17.10.

Blanco had a first-place finish in the 200 yard freestyle in a speedy time of 1:58.70.

Patterson also had a first place finish in the 100 yard fly in a time of 59.50.

Laudenbach was able to capture a win in the 100 yard backstroke with a quick time of 59.42.


Saint Francis won’t be in action again until Saturday, October 16th when they travel to face Long Island.

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