Bucknell Swim and Dive takes down Binghamton Saturday afternoon

Charlotte Dursee, Staff Writer

Men and Women’s Swim and Dive found success against Binghamton University this past Saturday. Both teams are now 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the Patriot League. 

The men’s team won nine events and came up second in another nine events. Leo Kuyl ’23, Chris Fabian ’24 and John Gehrig ’24 each contributed to two wins and two second place finishes. These swimmers also competed in the 200 freestyle relay that came in first as well as alongside Justin DiSanto ’25 in the 100 freestyle that came in second. 

Kuyl added a first place finish in the 50 freestyle and second place finish in the 100 butterfly. Gehrig won the 200 freestyle and was runner up in the 200 backstroke. Fabian placed first in the 100 backstroke and second in the 100 freestyle. 

The Bison’s event winners were swimmers Braden Beagle ’26 in the 200 backstroke, Alex Crossing ’26 in the 200 butterfly, Andy Dorsel ’25 in the 400 IM and diver Jack Krug ’26 in the 1-meter dive. The men’s team finished the meet winning 173-128.

The women’s team also had an impressive performance, defeating Binghamton 190-105. They finished 1-2-3 in four events, had 12 individual first place finishes and nine second place finishes. Alexandra Ritorto ’23 took part in three first place finishes.

Megan Leyden ’26 and Esme Hunter ’24 each contributed two event wins as well. Individual wins were also had by swimmers Sabrina Vumbacco ’23, Sophia Donati ’23, Liz Dokina ’25, Skye Sunderhauf ’25, Emma Feld ’26 and Claire Kehley ’26. On the diving side, Gina Hinthorn ’23 (1-meter dive) and Megan Catherwood ’25 (3-meter dive) placed first in their respective events. The women’s team finished on top in the 50 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 200 butterfly and 3-meter drive.

“We have been working hard at practice learning new techniques and dives and it has been paying off in meets with faster and better results,” Diver Reggie Frias ’25 said.

Both teams have the next weekend off before their next meet Nov. 5 against American University.

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