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Lauren Medeiros, Photography Co-Editor / The Bucknellian

This past weekend, Bison Men’s Swim and Dive hosted Binghamton and Seton Hall in the Fall Invite. On the swimming side, the Orange and Blue finished with four first-place finishes and seven runner-up finishes. The divers ended the day with three program top-10 scores.

Riley Twiss ’27 brought home two wins in the meet, one in the 200 butterfly (1:51.21) and one in the 400 IM. His teammate Braden Beagle ’26 was the only other individual event winner, placing first in the 200 backstroke. 

The Bison’s other first-place finishes came in the team’s relays. Chris Fabian ’24, Noah Basista ’24, John Gehrig ’24 and Finn Russell ’27 contributed to the 200 medley relay win. Fabian, Gehrig and Russell also finished second in the 200 freestyle relay, their fourth swimmer being Drew Greene ’27. 

Gehrig swam well in his individual events, placing second in the 200 freestyle and third in the 100 and 500 free. Chris Kopac ’25 added two second-place finishes in the 200 IM and 50 freestyle. Matt Raudabaugh ’26 also added a runner-up finish in the 200 IM and a third-place finish in the 100 breaststroke. Lastly, Russell finished fourth in the 50 freestyle. 

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For diving, Jack Krug ’26 placed third in the 1-meter, scoring 283.70, fifth in school history. Additionally, Krug placed fourth in the 3-meter. His score of 290.30 sits at eighth all-time. Rookie Connor Thurston ’27 finished second in the 3-meter with a score of 300.55, putting him fourth in school history. 

Men’s Swim and Dive will be back in two weeks as they take on competitors Navy, American and Lafayette in Annapolis on Nov. 4. 

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