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First day for Bulls at Olympic Swim Trials

Matt Schwippert and Matt Hogan kicked off the University at Buffalo's appearance in the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday morning.

Schwippert, a native of East Aurora and graduate of Iroquois, placed 54th out of 127 finishers in the 100 backstroke. Schwippert swam a 57.03.

Hogan finished 85th out of 124 in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:52.95.

Wednesday, Brittney Kuras swims two of her four events, competing in the 200 free and the 200 IM.

For coverage of the Olympic Trials, visit USA Swimming.

--- Amy Moritz

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Bob Dicesare

Bob DiCesare

Western New York native Bob DiCesare covers UB football, Big 4 basketball and writes an occasional column. He still holds a grudge against Chris Ford who, he's convinced, cost St. Bonaventure the 1970 NCAA basketball championship.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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