UB Swimming and Diving Splits with Miami (OH)

BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo men's and women's swimming and diving teams hosted Miami (OH) on Saturday afternoon in UB's final regular season home meet of the season. The men's team defeated the RedHawks, 166-134, while the women lost to Miami, 168-132.

For the men, Eric Culver, Mike Dugan and Scott Huang each won a pair of individual events for the Bulls. Culver was victorious in the 200 butterfly (1:50.45) and the 500 freestyle (4:35.75). He barely edged out teammate Dan O'Connor who finished with a time of 4:35.76.

Dugan won the 100 butterfly with a time of 49.62 and the 50 freestyle with a time of 20.57.

Huang was victorious in the 100 breaststroke (57.28) and the 200 breaststroke (2:04.75).

Other individual winners for the men were Dan O'Connor in the 1,650 freestyle, Charles Barry in the 200 backstroke and Antonio Lanzi in the 200 freestyle.

The Bulls also won the 200 medley relay with Phil Aronica, Huang, Dugan and Lanzi.

In the diving well, Derek Linebaugh won the one-meter event with a score of 282.75.

The women were once again paced by Brittney Kuras. The senior, swimming in her final home meet, won the 100 freestyle (51.41), 200 freestyle (1:50.63) and 200 individual medley (2:05.45).

Jessica Powers easily won the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 16:52.80 – defeating the second place finisher by 19 seconds. The UB junior also won the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:56.83.

Other individual winners on the women's side were Melissa Trail (100 backstroke), Taylor Steffl (50 freestyle) and Marissa Murphy (100 butterfly).

Trail, Steffl, Kuras and Alexis Valedon combined to win the 200 medley relay.

Prior to the meet, the Bulls recognized 13 seniors participating in the final regular season home meet of their careers. The seniors on the women's side were Kelsey Barbour, Ava Giachino, Katelyn Grimm, Brittney Kuras, Tayler Lansing, Marissa Murphy and Rachael Ragen. The men's team honored Phil Aronica, Eric Culver, Mike Dugan, Chris Iafrati, Dan O'Connor and Tommy Steele.

The men's and women's teams will remain in conference action when they travel to Ball State to take on the Cardinals on Feb. 1.