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UB swimming & diving readies to compete at seventh annual Magnus Cup Invitational


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo women's swimming & diving team will head to Cleveland, Ohio on Friday as they are set to compete in  the Magnus Cup Invitational hosted by Cleveland State University in the Busbey Natatorium. 
The Magus Cup Invitational, which is hosted annually by Cleveland State University, has grown annualy since its inception. Now entering its seventh year, this will be the second time the Bulls have competed in the event, the first since 2014.
Buffalo is set to compete against 16 other programs from around the country, including Cleveland State, Akron, Delaware, Fairmont State, Indiana (Pa.), Simon Fraser, Soka University, Xavier, Youngstown State, West Virginia Tech, California (Pa.), University of the Cumberlands, , Duquesne, Indiana State, and Saint Francis (Pa.).
The Bulls are returning to action after a dropping their season opening dual meet against MAC foe Akron which saw Buffalo collect seven victories in the pool despite falling to the Zips, 164-136. Junior Katelyn Burns had a strong showing for UB on the day, as she collected two individual victories in the 50 yard freestyle and 100 yard freestyle events. UB diver Olivia Gosselin also impressed for the Bulls against Akron, as she claimed her first individual victory of the year in the diving well in the 1-meter dive event, collecting a score of 268.50.
The Magnus Cup Invitational, which gets underway Friday morning at 9:00 AM with preliminaries, will run through Sunday. Swimming preliminaries will begin at 9:00 AM each day with finals commencing at 5:00 PM Friday and Saturday, and at 3:00 PM Sunday. Diving preliminaries are scheduled to take place on 1:00 PM Friday and Saturday, followed by finals at 5:00 PM. A full schedule of events is listed below.

Magnus Cup Schedule
Friday | 9 a.m.
50-yard breaststroke prelims
500-yard freestyle prelims
200 IM prelims
50-yard freestyle prelims
One-Meter Diving prelims
Friday | 5 p.m.
200-yard freestyle relay finals
50-yard breastsroke finals
500-yard freestyle relay finals
200 IM finals
50-yard freestyle finals
400-yard medley relay finals
One-Meter Diving finals
Saturday | 9 a.m.
400 IM prelims
100-yard butterfly prelims
200-yard freestyle prelims
100-yard breaststroke prelims
100-yard backstroke prelims
Three-Meter Diving prelims
Saturday | 5 p.m.
200 medley relay finals
400 IM finals
100-yard butterfly finals
200-yard freestyle finals
100-yard breaststroke finals
100-yard backstroke finals
800-yard freestyle relay finals
Three-meter diving finals
Sunday | 9 a.m.
100 IM prelims
50-yard butterfly prelims
200-yard backstroke prelims
100-yard freestyle prelims
200-yard breastroke prelims
50-yard backstroke prelims
200-yard butterfly prelims
Sunday | 3 p.m.
1,650 freestyle finals
100 IM finals
50-yard butterfly finals
200-yard breaststroke finals
50-yard backstroke finals
200-yard butterfly finals
400-yard freestyle relay finals

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