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Oct. 20, 2012


PITTSBURGH- In the opening meet of the 2012-13 campaign, both the University of Pittsburgh men's and women's swimming and diving teams defeated St. Bonaventure in resounding fashion on Saturday afternoon at Trees Pool.

The Panthers women's team defeated the Bonnies by a score of 240.5-56.5, while the men's team won by a score of 207-93.

Veronica Lee paced the Pitt women as she captured three individual first place finishes. Her first came in the 200 Yard Butterfly with a time of 2:04.89, which was almost four second clear of second place. Lee also won the 200 Yard Breaststroke (2:17.65) and the 200 Yard IM (2:06.82).

Dani des Tombe also recorded three first place finishes, two of which were individual races and one coming in the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay. She and her teammate of Alexandra Iwanicki, Lauren Mills and Jessica Nederlanden won the relay in a time of 1:37.26. des Tombe also won the 100 and 200 Yard Freestyle in times of 53.01 and 1:54.43 respectively.

In diving, Brittany DiSanti opened up the meet by winning the 3M event with a total score of 255.60, while Angelika McGhee won the 1M event with a score of 258.00.

For the men, senior Adam Maczewski won two individual races and two relays. Sophomore Luke Nosbisch and freshman Mack Rice also won two individual races on the afternoon.

Maczewski helped the Panthers win the 200 Yard Medley Relay and the 200 Free Relay, while he also won the 100 and 200 Yard Backstroke (49.63, 1:51.09).

Nosbisch was on the winning 200 Yard Medley Relay team with Maczewski, Kourosh Ahani and Alexander Rodenkirk, and he also won the 100 and 200 Yard Breaststroke in times of 58.55 and 2:08.74, respectively.

In his first collegiate meet, Rice won the 200 Yard Butterfly and the 200 Yard IM. In the butterfly, Rice out touched his teammate Jon Lierley for first place in a time of 1:52.15. His time of 1:54.01 in the 200 IM was two second clear of second place.

In men's diving, Aaron Snyder swept the 1M and the 3M with scores of 297.38 and 295.05.

Pittsburgh is back in action next weekend when the Panthers host future ACC opponent and nationally-ranked Virginia Cavaliers at Trees Pool on Sunday, Oct. 28. Divers will get the meet started at 10 a.m.

Swimming and Diving Sinks St. Bonaventure in Season Opener

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