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Swimming and Diving Falls Short At Bucknell
Men lose 149-92, women beaten 152-91 on Sunday afternoon
January 12, 2014Tweet
LEWISBURG, PA—Binghamton dropped both dual meet decisions to Bucknell on Sunday, the men (0-3) lost 149-92 while the women (1-2) were bested 152-91 from Kinney Natatorium. The Bison moved to 2-0 all-time versus BU on both sides with the pair of wins.
The women celebrated five wins on Sunday, while the men were able to secure a pair of victories on the diving board from junior standout Devin Zdanowski. The Orchard Park, N.Y. native was outstanding on both the 1M and 3M boards, qualifying for the NCAA zones for the second straight year on the 3M with a score of 332.48 (narrowly missing out on his lifetime best score of 341.25).
Junior Caitlin Kelly was a part of three victories, including a pair of first-place finishes in relays. In the first event of the dual meet, the team of Kelly, Claudia Coccaro, Corinne Zotter and Selina Ng touched first in the 400 medley. Kelly anchored the relay as they came in with a time of 3:57.75, the ninth fastest time in school history. Later on, Kelly finished ahead of the field in the 50 free with an impressive time of 24.19. She wrapped up the afternoon by anchoring the winning 200 free relay team alongside Ng, Elle Anastasiou and Zotter.
Junior Shannon Lampe had a pair of strong races on Sunday, scooping up a victory in the 500 free and finishing second in the 200 IM. It was a phenomenal swim for the Lampe in the 500, edging out Bucknell’s Alann Nawrocki by 0.74 seconds. Fellow junior Corinne Zotter won in gutsy fashion in the 200 breast, fighting through fatigue to win with a time of 2:26.53.
For the men, they simply couldn’t break through against the Bison. In their first 11 events in the pool, they took home nine second-place finishes. Senior Collin Figus was one of those runner-up finishers, placing second in the 200 fly. Figus swam that heat in a time of 1:57.51, a new lifetime best for the St. Charles, Mo. native.
Sophomore Andrew Duszynski had a strong performance in Lewisburg, touching second in the 100 and 200 free. Fellow second-year swimmers Brian McKenna and Tommy Cummings also placed second in the 50 free (21.56) and 200 breast (2:08.58), respectively.
The highlight of the afternoon on the men’s side clearly belonged to Devin Zdanowski. Zdanowski qualified for NCAA regional competition in the 3M board, but was also nearly as impressive on the 1M. He produced a score of 285.83 in the 1-meter, securing his fourth top finish of the 2013-14 campaign. Kimberly Robertson returned after taking the fall semester off and had the top two scores for the Bearcats both in the 1M (206.40) and 3M (193.35) competition.
Binghamton has a busy weekend ahead, entertaining the likes of Colgate (1/17) and St. Bonaventure (1/18). The matchup with Colgate will take place on the road, while Saturday’s dual meet with the Bonnies will be held at Patricia A. Saunders Aquatic Center at 1 p.m..