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Swimming and Diving Swept By St. Bonaventure in Olean
Bearcat men fall 152-88, women defeated 145.5-96.5; five individual post victories
January 19, 2013Tweet
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OLEAN, N.Y. – The Binghamton swimming and diving team entered the waters for the second time in as many days competing against St. Bonaventure, Saturday afternoon at the Reilly Center. The Bearcats were swept by the Bonnies as the men fell 152-88, while the women were defeated 145.5-96.5. Five Binghamton athletes posted victories during the 13-event dual meet.
“Coming off a dual meet less than 24 hours ago I thought we did a good job of keeping it close on both sides,” head coach Sean Clark said. “We definitely displayed some speed out there, but St. Bonaventure did a nice job of defending their home pool. They are a solid program (Atlantic 10 runners-up) and you have to give them credit, but we still had some excellent performances and swam tough.”
Headlining the women’s day was the sophomore trio of Caitlin Kelly, Corinne Zotter and Imani Williams, all notching first-place finishes. Kelly and Zotter, who both sat out Binghamton’s dual with Colgate a day earlier, won the 50 free and 200 breast, respectively. Kelly touched first in a time of 25.14, while Zotter cruised to her win in a time of 2:25.87. Williams had a season-best score of 231.07 on the three-meter board to earn her first victory of the year.
Kelly and Williams added a pair of second place showings to their victories, Kelly in the 100 free (55.38) and Williams on the one-meter board (214.50). Senior Caitlin Nelson was barely out touched by her Kelly, taking third in the 100 free with a time of 55.50.
The foursome of Melissa Lindahl, Selina Ng, Zotter and Kelly started out the meet in impressive fashion, winning the 400 medley relay in a time of 4:00.89.
Other strong performances were turned in by Lindahl and Karissa Gorman. Lindahl, a senior captain, touched second in the 200 back, while Gorman recorded a pair of third-place finishes in the 1000 free (10:41.64) and 200 breast (2:29.90).
A pair of freshman highlighted the men’s day, as Pat Kilgallen and Tommy Cummings each claimed victories for the Bearcats. Kilgallen followed up his two wins on Friday by touching first in the 500 free in a time of 4:53.07. Cummings kept his win streak alive, registering a victory in his fifth straight dual meet after winning the 200 breast with a time of 2:13.04. The duo also turned in a couple third-place finishes, Kilgallen in the 1000 free (10:04.37) and Cummings in the 200 IM (2:00.09).
Tim Cabasino, Brian McKenna and Alex Corey all had solid performances as well. Cabasino touched second in the 100 free (47.91), while Corey place second in the 200 back (2:02.26). McKenna, who was searching for his seventh dual meet win, was out touched by .16 seconds to finish second in the 50 free (21.91).
On the boards for the men, sophomore Devin Zdanowski led the way with a pair of second place showings. Competing against reigning Atlantic 10 Most Outstanding Diver, Mike Murphy, Zdanowski had his best finish of the season on the three-meter board with a total of 313.05. The all-conference diver had a six-dive total of 267.37 on the one-meter board.
Binghamton is off the next two weeks as they begin to prepare for the America East Championships in mid-February. The Bearcats conclude their dual meet season on Feb. 2 at Marist.