Buffalo Swimmers Blast Binghamton
BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo men's and women's swimming and diving teams rolled to easy victories on Saturday afternoon over Binghamton at Alumni Arena Natatorium. The UB men defeated the Bearcats, 145-87, to remain undefeated in dual meets while the women took a 138-96 decision from the Bearcats.
Colin Patrican broke the men's one-meter diving record with a six-dive total of 346.42. The total eclipsed Mike McDowell's performance of 344.79. Patrican also scored 362.48 points on the three-meter board as an exhibition entrant.
Scoring double wins for the Bulls were Matt Hogan and Marissa Murphy. Hogan took the men's 200-yard individual medley in 1:53.58 and then won the 100-yard freestyle in 46.03. Murphy swept the women's sprint freestyle races as she won the 50-yard freestyle in 24.24 and the 100-yard freestyle in 52.73.
In the distrance freestyle races, the Bulls rolled to wins. Jordan Deren won the women's 200-yard freestyle in 1:54.95 with Simon Proudfoot taking the men's race in 1:43.54. Emma Miller won the women's 500-yard freestyle in 5:10.26 as Andrew Tanzey was victorious in the men's race in 4:43.79. In the 1,650-yard freestyle Tracy Vogel won the women's competition in 17:40.23 while Eric Culver won the men's race in 16:18.24. Jared Heine won the men's 50-yard freestyle in 21.47.
The squads also swept the 200-yard butterfly and 200-yard backstroke competitions. Logan Mason won the women's butterfly race in 2:08.59 with Chris Waldock taking the men's event in 1:55.45. In the backstroke, Renae Sharkey won for the women in 2:10.42 and Matt Schwippert won for the men in 1:49.57.
Both teams also won the 400-yard medley relays. Karly Moore, Alie Schirmers, Jessie Koltz and Caroline Simmons combined for the women in 3:58.53. Phil Aronica, Josh Meints, Cory Zorsch and Heine were victorious for the men in 3:25.39.
Ava Giachino won the women's one-meter diving with a total of 290.47 for her six-dive program.
The men's (5-0) and women's (3-2) squads travel to Ypsilanti, MI next Saturday to face Eastern Michigan as they return to Mid-American Conference competition.