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Men’s Swimming and Diving Jumps Into Second At ECAC Championship
Bearcats earn a pair of gold medals on day two of event
March 1, 2014Tweet
Annapolis, Md.—The Binghamton men’s swimming and diving team moved up a spot on Saturday and now are cemented in second place after the second day of the ECAC Championships held by host school Navy. The Bearcats earned three medals on Saturday and had a school record broken in the 100 breast.
Sophomore Eric Farm captured the 100 back title at Lejeune Hall, touching first in the finals with a time of 49.14. His time in the championship is good for second all-time in school history. Farm has won three gold medals in a two-day span for the Bearcats (200 medley relay, 400 medley relay and 100 back).
Ruan Zorgman put forth another impressive performance on Saturday, claiming a silver medal in the 100 breast. Zorgman, a freshman from Pleasantville, N.Y., set a new school record in the heat with a time of 55.81. Tommy Cummings, the previous school record holder in that event, narrowly missed a spot on the podium with a fourth-place finish (55.92).
Following their win yesterday in the 400 medley, the relay team of Eric Farm, Tommy Cummings, Ed Hausmann and Brian McKenna backed up their performance with yet another gold on Saturday. They shattered their seeding time by well over two seconds and beat their next closest competitor by over half-of-a-second. McKenna swam his 50 free split in an incredibly fast time of 20.11 to secure the victory and 40 team points for BU.
Senior Collin Figus finished third in the consolation final of the 400 IM in a time of 4:04.21. Fellow senior Ed Hausmann took fourth in the consolation final of the 100 fly. His prelim time of 50.19 is a lifetime best and the ninth fastest time at Binghamton.
Freshman Liam Cashin took runner-up in the consolation final of the 200 free and in the process earned a spot on Binghamton’s top-10. Cashin, who set a freshman record last night in the 200 IM, clocked a time of 1:41.32.
Binghamton has a team score of 328 and is behind only hosts Navy who has 401 points. Columbia is 30 points behind the Bearcats and in fourth place with 283 team points is Marist.
On the women’s side, Corinne Zotter showed her dominance in the 100 breast by claiming a gold medal in the event. Zotter took first by 0.40 seconds and is single handily beating four team totals after swimming in a pair of events. Binghamton is in 15th place heading into Sunday’s finals.
Prelims start an hour earlier on Sunday (9 a.m.) as Binghamton will jump into the pool beginning with the 1650 free. Finals on Sunday are set for 4 p.m..