October 31, 2009
Carpenter Sets New School Record as Bulls Drop Close Meet To Ohio
ATHENS, OH – The University at
Buffalo women's swimming and diving team lost a close meet to
the Ohio Bobcats on Saturday afternoon at Ohio's Aquatic
Center. The meet came down to the final relay with the Bulls just
missing out on their first MAC win of the season, as they fell to
the Bobcats 154-146. Senior diver Meili
Carpenter swept the diving events for the second day in a
row, setting an Ohio pool record while breaking her own UB record
in the three-meter event.
The Bulls took an early lead with a first-place finish in the 400
medley relay as the foursome of Jessica
swam to an impressive time of 3:52.60. The next
Buffalo win came from Marecki in the 100 breaststroke as she
touched out the Ohio competition with a time of 1:06.17. Marecki
also placed first in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:23.43.
Freshmen duo Logan
took a 1-2 finish in the 200 butterfly, finishing in
times of 2:08.50 and 2:10.32, respectively. Simmons also picked up
a first-place win for the Bulls, winning the 100 freestyle in a
time of 52.36.
Carpenter posted impressive scores on the board, taking first
in the one-meter event with a score of 304.35, as well as the
three-meter event with a score of 345.30. In addition to breaking
her own UB school record set last season, the score also earned
Carpenter the new Ohio Aquatic Center pool record.
"It was a very exciting meet and I'm very proud of how we swam,"
said head coach Andy Bashor. "We raced well, we just need to learn
how to be better going up against the best in the conference, so
that's the next step, but all-in-all, it was a great weekend for
The Bulls will return home and join the men in hosting a pair of
MAC meets next weekend at UB's Alumni Arena Natatorium. The
teams will take on Eastern Michigan on Friday, November 6 at 5 pm
and then host Ball State at 1 pm on Saturday, November 7.