OLEAN, NY - UB men's and women's swimming and diving swept St. Bonaventure in their dual meet on Friday. The men won 172-69, while the women were victorious by a score of 169-69. Overall, the Bulls won a combined 23 of 26 events on the day to earn wins in dominating fashion.
To start the meet, the Bulls earned first-place finishes in fifteen-straight events and swept the top-three places in five of those events. Their fast start laid a solid foundation for the Bulls as they continued their winning ways throughout the matches. In diving UB finished in the top-three in both women's diving events, while the men took first and second in the one-meter and three-meter diving events.
Sarah Baxter finished first in the 50 yard freestyle and 100 yard freestyle events with times of 23.85 and 51.58, respectively, and was also apart of the winning 200 yard medley relay team. Catherine Schultheis won the 200 yard freestyle and finished second in the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 53.15.
Itai De La Vega earned two individual wins and was also apart of the men's 200 yard medley relay team that won. He swam the 50 freestyle in a time of 21.60 and 100 yard breaststroke in a time of 57.29. Charles Barry won both the 1000 yard and 500 yard freestyle events beating the other competitiors by at least four seconds in each race.
The Bulls compete in their final dual meet of the season when they return home to Alumni Arena for Senior Day on Saturday. Saturday's meet against Cleveland State is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. in Alumni Arena Natatorium with the seniors being recognized before the dual meet. Follow periodic updates from Saturday's event on Twitter @UBPhilNaegely.