Women's Swimming
Siena Swimming Opens Season With Loss to Buffalo


Oct. 27, 2001

BUFFALO, NY -- The University at Buffalo women's swimming and diving squad opened the 2001-02 season with a convincing win over Siena, 189-92, Saturday afternoon at Alumni Natatorium.

The Bulls had first-place finishes in all but one event, although UB raced the final two events and the three-meter diving competition as exhibitions.

Leading the way for the Bulls was freshman Jennifer Brankovsky. In her first collegiate meet, Brankovsky took first place in both the 1000 freestyle in 10:33.74 and 200 breaststroke in 2:28.20. She also touched the wall fastest of anyone in the 200 individual medley in 2:11.59, racing the event as an exhibition.

Other double winners for the Bulls included All-Mid-American Conference standouts Carrie Quinlan and Heather Rochette as well as Abby Delia.

Quinlan scored wins in the 50 free in 24.57 and 100 butterfly in 58.64, while Rochette won the 200 backstroke in 2:15.72 and 200 butterfly in 2:13.36. Delia was victorious in both the 100 backstroke in 58.06 and 100 freestyle in 53.48. Quinlan and Delia were also part of the Bulls' top finishing 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay squads.

Siena's Kelly Pangburn, a native of nearby West Seneca, scored a first-place finish in the 500 freestyle winning in 5:16.20.

The Bulls host Mid-American Conference defending champion Ohio along with Akron next Saturday starting at 1:00 pm.



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