NIAGARA, New York, January 13. THE University at Buffalo men's and women's swimming and diving teams returned to action on Friday after a six week break to down Niagara at the Oxy Aquatic Center. The UB men (3-0) scored a 124-100 win over the Purple Eagles while the UB women (3-2) defeated the hosts by a 126-93 margin.
UB won 16 of the meet's first 20 events before exhibitioning the remainder of the competition.
The Bulls swept four individual races as well as the opening relay to post victories on Friday.
In the 1,000-yard freestyles, Alie Schirmers took the women's race in 10:36.50 while Phil Aronica won the men's event in 9:50.71. In the 200-yard freestyle, Emma Miller (1:56.73) and Matt Schwippert (1:45.21) took first place. Taylor Snyder won the women's 50-yard freestyle in 25.07 while Matt Hogan posted a season-best 21.54 for his victory. Melissa Trail (1:00.30) and Eric Culver (52.75) claimed the women's and men's 100-yard butterflies, respectively.
Other women's wins were turned in by Spencer Rodriguez in the 200-yard individual medley (2:12.58) and Marissa Murphy in the 100-yard backstroke (59.00). Ava Giachino posted a season-best mark of 274.79 to win the women's one-meter diving event.
For the UB men, Colin McAllister won the 100-yard freestyle in 50.95 and Mike Dugan won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:50.39. Colin Patrican won the men's three-meter diving competition at 339.67.
The Bulls also swept the opening relay, the 200-yard medley relay. Murphy, Rodriguez, Amanda Reall and Mallory Morrell combined to win the women's race in 1:51.63. Travis Bohn, Christian Muller, Josh Meints and Schwippert teamed up to win the men's event in 1:36.57.
Both squads travel to Binghamton for a dual meet tomorrow starting at 2:00 pm.
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