UB men's and women's swimming weekly release
Men's Swimmers Remain Unbeaten
The University at Buffalo men's swimming and diving team improved to 3-0 with a 165-135 victory over Mid-American Conference rival Miami (OH) on Saturday afternoon in the league opener for both squads. The Bulls took nine of 16 events to win for the first time at Miami's Corwin Nixon Aquatic Center. It was the second straight win for the Bulls in the all-time series after UB posted a 160-131 win in Buffalo last January.
Aronica Leads Backstrokers and Relayers
Freshman Phil Aronica was key to UB's win on Saturday. Aronica, along with sophomores Matt Schwippert and Cory Zorsch swept both backstroke races. In the 100-yard backstroke, the three Bulls all finished within one second of each other with Aronica taking the race in 51.02. Schwippert was second in 51.64 and Zorsch was third in a season-best 51.80. Aronica led the three to victory in the 200-yard backstroke, posting a season-best 1:52.98 to take first place with Schwippert (1:53.51) and Zorsch (season-best 1:54.60) taking second and third place, respectively. Aronica also swam the opening legs of both of UB's winning relays, helping the 200-yard medley relay to a season-best time of 1:32.46.
Meints Sets Season Bests in Breaststroke Races
Sophomore Josh Meints swept both breaststroke races in season-best times for the Bulls. Meints won the 100-yard breaststroke in 58.61 and took the 200-yard event in 2:09.78. He cut more than a second off his previous best in the 100-yard distance and nearly three seconds from the 200-yard distance.
Head coach Andy Bashor commented after the Miami meet. "It was an exciting win for us against Miami of Ohio. It's the first time we have beaten them at their place," said Bashor. "We have been competing well in the pool and on the boards and it showed today We won a lot of the close races. We still have a lot of work ahead of us and I believe we will be better."