BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo women's swimming & diving team earned a second place finish at the FIU Fall Classic as they collected 480 team points. Senior Megan Burns opened up the season with four first place finishes in the first event of the year.
Megan Burns began her senior campaign in impressive fashion as she was able to collect three first place finishes in her three individual events. She won the 50 freestyle race in 23.42, the 100 freestyle race in 51.20 and the 200 freestyle race in 1:50.33. She also was the anchor of the 400 freestyle relay team, Hannah Miller, Olivia Sapio and Katelyn Burns, that collected a first place finish in 3:28.11.
Freshman Olivia Sapio was impressive in her first career meet as she collected the victory in the 200 meter individual medlay in a time of 2:04.54. Sapio was also the second leg of the 400 freestyle relay winning team.
The Bulls were also able to collect seven second place finishes, five individual and two relay teams. Freshman Nicole Roitenberg was able to take home a pair of second place finishes in the 200 yard butterfly (2:04.63) and 100 yard backstroke (57.50) while Grace Baumer earned the second place finish in the 200 yard breaststroke in 2:21.35. Hannah Miller was impressive in the 500 yard freestyle as she took home second place in 4:58.78 while Brittney Beetcher collected second in the 400 yard individual medley finishing in 4:26.04.
The Bulls relay team in the 200 yard freestyle collected the second place finish while the 400 yard medley team of Roitenberg, Baumer, Sapio and Sarah Baxter earned the second place finish in 3:50.80.
In the diving well, senior Kelly Moran led the way as she was able to collect a first place finish in the 3-meter dive with a score of 272.40 while freshman Isobel Holcomb completed her first collegiate competition with a 10th place finish with a score of 243.40. In the 1-meter dive, Moran paced the Bulls with a second place finish as she posted a score of 274.95.
The Bulls will return to the pool on Saturday, October 21 as they travel to take on the Cornell Big Red.
Florida International – 521 points
BUFFALO – 480
Grand Canyon – 441
George Washington – 363
Army – 358
TCU – 357
FAU – 336
Indian River State College - 14