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Buff State Swimming & Diving sets two more records on Day 2 of SUNYACs


Swimming & Diving sets two more records on Day 2 of SUNYACs, Mergler claims 50 free


BUFFALO, N.Y.—Buffalo State posted a number of lifetime-best times while senior Connor Mergler (E. Amherst/Williamsville North) highlighted Day 2 of the SUNYAC Swimming and Diving Championships at the Flickinger Aquatic Center, racing to his fourth-consecutive title in the 50 free, while helping the 200 free and 400 medley relays break school records.
MEET: SUNYAC Championships (Day 2)
LOCATION: Flickinger Aquatic Center - Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Mergler completed the career sweep of the 50 free, claiming his fourth title in the event with a winning time of 20.78 seconds.
  • Mergler also joined Cody Wittmeyer (Hamburg/Hamburg), Alec Siskar (E. Amherst/Williamsville North) and Kyle Callan (Henrietta/Rush-Henrietta) on the 200 free relay team that earned second team All-SUNYAC honors with a runner-up finish posting a school-record time of 1:24.95.
  • The Bengals' 400 medley relay also had a strong showing as the group of Mergler, Wittmeyer, Josh Bartel (Kenmore/Cherry Hill East) and Tanner Rees (Gasport/Roy-Hart) touched third with a school-record mark of 3:30.01.
  • Siskar and Callan joined Mergler scoring points in the 50 free placing 15th (22.16) and 16th (22.50) respectively.
  • Kelly Lindner (W. Seneca/W. Seneca West) led the Bengals' women with an 11th-place finish in the 1-meter dive with a score of 319.50.
  • Freshmen Angela McCauley (Schenectady/Home School) and Brianna Thurn (Elma/Iroquois) placed 13th (2:15.55) and 16th (2:17.99) respectively in the 200 IM.
The SUNYAC Championships continue tomorrow with prelims starting at 10 a.m. and finals at 5:30 p.m. 

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