Bulls Sit In 2nd Place After Day One At The Zippy Invitational

Bulls Sit In 2nd Place After Day One At The Zippy Invitational


The University at Buffalo women's swimming & diving team wrapped up a successful first day of the Zippy Invitational on Friday as they sat in second place in the nine team field. Seniors Megan Burns and Hannah Miller each collected victories in their respective events on the first day.

The Bulls sit in second place with 490 points as they trail only the hosts, Akron, who have accumulated 687.5 points. Buffalo sits just ahead of Bowling Green, Oakland and Toledo in the nine team field.

"We had a great first day at the Zippy Invitational," said head coach Andy Bashor. "Congratulations to Hannah Miller for winning the 500 free and Megan Burns for winning the 50 free. I liked the energy we brought to the meet today but we have two more days and it is always our goal to get better each day."

Senior Megan Burns was able to produce her fastest time in the 50 freestyle in the preliminary round as she won her heat in a season-best time of 22.59 seconds before claiming the victory in the finals in 22.69 seconds. Fellow senior Hannah Miller was also able to post a season-best time in the 500 freestyle as she cruised to victory in 4:47.59.

The Bulls 200 freestyle relay team of Megan Burns, Eve Kosten, Sarah Baxter and Jillian Lawton were able to race to a season-best time of 1:32.37 as they raced to a second place finish.

In the diving well, senior Kelly Moran was the highest UB finisher as she was able to take home fifth place with a score of 233.95 in the 1-meter dive event.

The Bulls will return to the pool for day two of the Zippy Invitational on Saturday morning in Akron, OH.