Glassboro, N.J.-The University of Bridgeport swimming teams opened their 2017-18 season on Saturday afternoon at Rowan University in New Jersey. In the women's meet, Rowan topped the Purple Knights, 146-106, and the hosts also won the men's event, 137-122.
In women's action, UB senior Annagrazia Bonsanti (Caracas, Venezuela) won two events capturing the 1650 yard Free (17:54.41) and the 200 yard Free (1:55.78).
Other individual winners for the UB women's team were senior Victoria Tornelli (Sao Paulo, Brazil) in the 200 yard Breaststroke (2:32.88), and junior Clara Mico Gonzalez (Madrid, Spain) in the 400 yard IM (4:46.76). The women's 400 yard Free Relay team of Bonsanti, Mico Gonzalez plus junior Nina Stegu (Ljublijana, Slovenia) and senior Rebeka Repman (Sombor, Serbia) took first place in a time of 3:42.12.
Hren took first place in the 500 yard Free (4:48.50) and the 200 yard Free (1:43.34). Du Plessis won the 100 yard Back (51.97) and the 200 yard Back (1:55.76), and Mitovic took top honors in the 100 yard Breaststroke (58.79) and 200 yard Breaststroke (2:07.85).
Up next, the Bridgeport women will host LIU Post this Saturday in the Wheeler Recreation Center at 1:00 p.m. The UB men are off until November 17th when they will being the BU Invitational in Boston.