YPSILANTI, MI - The University at Buffalo men's swimming and diving team continued its record breaking weekend at the 2010 MAC Championships, breaking five school records in the second day of competition. The Bulls now sit in second place out of seven teams.
Night two started with a record breaking performance in the 200 medley relay as the team of Matt Schwippert, Josh Meints, Cory Zorsch andAndrew Tamchyna finished third in a time of 1:30.63 Connor Vander Zalm kicked off the individual events with a fifth-place finish in the 400 IM, finishing in a time of 4:00.00. Freshman Schwippert broke two individual school records on the night, breaking the 100 butterfly (48.91) and 100 backstroke (48.14) records, while finishing second overall in both events. Fellow freshman Matt Hogan also picked up second-place points and a school record in the 200 freestyle, finishing in a time of 1:38.30, bettering the time of 1:39.15 set in 2000. Jared Heine finished fourth in the 200 freestyle, swimming to a lifetime-best time of 1:39.32 and Simon Proudfoot took eighth in a season-best time of 1:41.60.
The Bulls move into second place after today's events with 417.5 points. Eastern Michigan continues to lead the way with 459 points. Behind Buffalo in the ranks is Missouri State (397), Miami (366.5), Southern Illinois (336), Ball State (167.5) and Evansville (106.5).