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Swimming and Diving Concludes Day Two At Bucknell

Men hold ground in fourth place; women in sixth after Saturday

November 24, 2013


Swimming and Diving Concludes Day Two At Bucknell

Tommy Cummings

Day Two Results

Lewisburg, Pa.—At the end of day two in Bucknell, Binghamton stayed level in the team standings (men-4th, women-6th) following a busy day from Kinney Natatorium. Sophomore Eric Farm led the charge for the Bearcats, guiding the men’s squad to a pair of crucial wins in the pool Saturday.

In the men’s 100 back ‘A’ Final, Farm put forth an eye opening performance for the Binghamton. Farm, who positioned himself well in the prelims with a time of 51.48, captured the Bearcats’ first win of the evening in secure fashion, defeating his next closest opponent by nearly a second. He won with a time of 49.86, besting his previous best mark by .23 seconds and worked his way up to the second fastest time in BU history.

Fellow sophomore Brian McKenna also performed well in the 100 back, snagging a second-place finish in the consolation final with a standing of 51.08

In addition, Farm also was a part of the 200 medley relay team that won in a thrilling battle over Georgetown. The team of Farm, Ed Hausmann, Tommy Cummings and McKenna swam to a time of 1:32.59, which is sixth fastest all-time in BU history.

Junior Corinne Zotter recorded the best finish for the women, touching second in the ‘A’ Final of the 100 breast with a time of 1:04.05. In the ‘B’ Final, fellow junior Caitlin Kelly also touched second for Binghamton. Kelly had the 10th fastest time in the entire heat, but her mark of 1:06.13 puts her in the BU top-10 list.

Both Tommy Cummings and Ruan Zorgman swam well in the 100 breast, each earning a spot in the ‘A’ Final on Saturday. Cummings finished third, while Zorgman clocked a personal-best time of 57.73. Zorgman also registered a top-10 time of 4:05.89 in the 400 IM, he was ninth overall with that time.

In the 200 free, Taryn McLaughlin worked her way to a fourth place finish in the ‘B’ Final. Her time of 1:54.72 just comes up short of her own personal best and was the 11th fastest time on Saturday. Freshman Meghan Feminella also swam in that consolation final, recording a career-best time of 1:56.10, a time that lands her seventh all-time in the program record books.

Fellow freshman Katie Chung swam a couple lifetime bests in the pool on Saturday in both the 100 back and 400 IM. Sophomore Stephanie Malyszka also did well in the 400 IM, making a top-10 program mark with a time of 4:40.30.

Another noteworthy performance included Andrew Duszynski’s 3rd place finish in the consolation final of the 200 free, Pat Killgallen took third in the ‘C’ final of that event as well. Kevin Ling touched third in the ‘B’ final of the 100 breast and San Yoon tallied a second place time of 1:00.03 in the ‘C’ finals heat.

Sunday marks the third and final day of competition at the Bucknell Invitational. Prelims begin at 10 a.m. and the finals will start at 5 p.m. on the dot from Kinney Natatorium.

MEN TEAM STANDINGS
1. Yale – 1,011.5
2. Bucknell – 915.5
3. La Salle – 546
4. Binghamton – 524
5. Georgetown – 480.5
6. Delaware – 471
7. Fordham – 354.5
8. Susquehanna – 115
9. Penn State - 74

WOMEN TEAM STANDINGS
1. Bucknell – 1,285
2. Fordham – 748.5
3. Delaware – 686
4. Georgetown – 606
5. La Salle – 477.5
6. Binghamton – 359
7. Central Connecticut – 290
8. Yale – 231
9. Susquehanna – 113
10. Penn State - 64


SUNDAY SCHEDULE
Prelims (10 a.m.):
200 Back
100 Free
200 Breast
200 Fly
1-Meter Diving (women)
Finals (5 p.m.):
1,650 Free
200 Back
100 Free
200 Breast
200 Fly
1-Meter Diving (women)
400 Free Relay

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