OLEAN, NY – The University at Buffalo men's and women's swimming and diving team picked up another road win with a sweep of St. Bonaventure tonight at the Reilly Center Pool, as the women's team defeated the Bonnies 125.5-93.5, while the men's team won by a score of 131-110. Senior diver Meili Carpenter broke her own school record on the one-meter board, finishing with a score of 344.10. She remains undefeated on the one-meter board so far this season.
For the men, Connor Vander Zalm and Matt Schwippert were double winners for Buffalo. Vander Zalm took care of the distance events, winning the 1,000 freestyle in a time of 9:57.29, as well as the 500 freestyle, where he finished in a time of 4:44.03. Schwippert picked up first-place points in the 200 IM (1:56.02), as well as the 200 backstroke (1:52.03). Chris Berloth touched out the St. Bonaventure competition in the 200 butterfly for a first-place finish as well, finishing in a time of 1:56.13.Alisa Koopman picked up the first individual win of the night with a first-place finish in the 1,000 freestyle, finishing in a time of 10:46.01.Caroline Simmons and Brynn Marecki also picked up first-place points early in the meet, with Simmons winning the 200 freestyle (1:56.39), and Marecki taking the 200 IM (2:15.69). Senior Sam Palma tied St. Bonaventure's Allison Smith for first place in the 50 freestyle, finishing with a time of 24.98. Other first-place finishes came from Jordan Derenin the 200 butterfly (2:10.52), Jessie Koltz in the 100 freestyle (53.44) and Alie Schirmers in the 500 freestyle (5:10.10).
The women's team will be back in the pool tomorrow night, as they host MAC rival Bowling Green. The meet is set for 5:00 pm at UB's Alumni Arena Natatorium.