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Buffalo State swimming records fall

Buffalo State records fall

Buffalo State swimmers broke four school records and sophomore Connor Mergler (Williamsville North) won his second title in as many days as the Bengals completed the second day of the SUNYAC Swimming & Diving Championships on Friday at the Flickinger Center.

Mergler set a meet record, breaking his own school record in the process, by finishing the 200 freestyle in 1 minute, 39.09 seconds. The Bengals’ men’s and women’s team both are seventh out of nine teams with one day of competition remaining. Michelle DelFavero set a school mark in the 100 breaststroke, racing to a second-team All-SUNYAC runner-up position with a time of 1:08.31. Sarah Exposito broke her own school record in the 100 fly, clocking 1:02.04 in the prelims. Exposito and DelFavero also joined Alison Kolczynski (Frontier) and Bri Chehovich to post a school-record time of 1:53.27 to place fifth in the 200 medley relay.

Elsewhere, the St. Bonaventure men’s team is currently in second place after day three of the 2016 Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. Bona has 344 points, trailing only defending champion Massachusetts. St. Bonaventure senior Michael Pilyugin tied his own A-10 conference record in the 100-yard backstroke with an NCAA “B” time of 47.27. Senior Alex Marra won silver in the 3-meter dives with a score of 287.70.

The St. Bonaventure women are 10th out of 11 teams heading into the final day of competition.