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Swimming & Diving Heads To Maine For America East Championship

Four-day meet begins Thursday at Noon; Bearcats return three all-conference performers

February 13, 2013


Swimming & Diving Heads To Maine For America East Championship

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Contact: Terrence Lollie (tlollie@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. – The Binghamton men’s swimming and diving team will head north to Orono, Maine this week to compete in the four-day America East Championship, Feb. 14-17. The first session of the three-team event will kick-off on Thursday, Feb. 14 at noon and continue through Sunday, Feb. 17 at Maine’s Stanley M. Wallace Pool.

The 2013 America East Championship will witness just three teams battle for the title as Boston University and Stony Brook will not compete in the conference meet. The Terriers are ineligible for postseason competition as a result of their departure for the Patriot League and the Seawolves are currently on a one-year leave of absence. The America East Championship returns to Maine for the 10th time with Binghamton capturing its lone title in Orono in 2003.

At last year’s conference meet, Boston University (896.5) knocked off eight-time defending champion UMBC (842.5) for the school’s fourth title. Binghamton followed UMBC with a total 604 points for the program’s fifth straight third-place finish. Stony Brook (360) and Maine (316) rounded out the standings.

Binghamton completed its dual meet schedule with a 3-5 record, including a season-ending win at Marist. The Bearcats return three all-conference performers and have a championship-style meet under their belt, participating in the Bucknell Invitational last November for the first time in four years. Three Binghamton swimmers will enter the championship meet with the conference’s top qualifying times.

The Bearcats will be led seniors Tim Cabasino and Josh Saccurato as well as sophomore diver Devin Zdanowski, each earned top-three finishes at the 2012 conference meet. Cabasino took silver in the 100 free, while Saccurato and Zdanowski captured bronze in the 200 IM and and three-meter dive, respectively. Six other Bearcats garnered finalist honors (top-eight).

Top qualifiers for Binghamton are Cabasino, sophomore Emmett Jacobi and freshman Brian McKenna. Cabasino is the league’s top qualifier in the 100 fly (49.67), while Jacobi holds the conference’s fastest time in the 1650 free (16:08.13). McKenna headlines a talented freshman class, recording the fastest time in the 50 free (50.69).

The following is a list of events (not is order) with Binghamton’s top times of the 2012-13 season among the America East, Binghamton’s swimmer personal best, top America East qualifier and America East record:

50 Free
1. Brian McKenna: 20.69 (same)
AE top qualifier: Same
AE conference record: Daniel Kempf, Boston U. – 19.98 (2012)

100 Free
2. Tim Cabasino: 46.19 (45.48)
AE top qualifier: Mohamed Hussein, UMBC – 46.14
AE conference record: Kaan Tayla, Bing – 43.68

200 Free
7. Emmett Jacobi: 1:43.66 (same)
AE top qualifier: Pierre De Waal, UMBC – 1:40.42 (defending champ)
AE conference record: David Holmes, Bing – 1:35.56

500 Free
3. Emmett Jacobi: 4:38.87 (4:36.28)
AE top qualifier: Pierre De Waal, UMBC – 4:31.62 (2x defending champ)
AE conference record: David Holmes, Bing – 4:22.80

1650 Free
1. Emmett Jacobi: 16:08.13 (same)
AE top qualifier: Same
AE conference record: Ryan Karrer, UMBC – 15:31.99

100 Back
3. Eric Farm: 50.68 (same)
AE top qualifier: Mohamed Hussein, UMBC – 49.96 (defending champ)
AE conference record: Mohamed Hussein, UMBC – 48.92

200 Back
2. Alexi Corey: 1:51.42 (1:51.17)
AE top qualifier: Mohamed Hussein, UMBC – 1:50.19 (defending champ)
AE conference record: Ivan Kopas, Stony Brook – 1:46.28

100 Breast
3. Tim Cabasino: 57.93 (56.67)
AE top qualifier: Leo Endres, UMBC – 57.88
AE conference record: Kyle Ernst, Boston U.  – 55.14

200 Breast
2. Tom Cummings: 2:06.58 (same)
AE top qualifier: Same (top qualifier Boston U. swimmer)
AE conference record: Kyle Ernst, Boston U. – 1:59.50

100 Fly
1. Tim Cabasino: 49.67 (same)
AE top qualifier: Same
AE conference record: Matthew Rickett, Boston U. – 46.43

200 Fly
7. John Pangal: 1:57.61 (1:52.69)
AE top qualifier: Pierre De Waal, UMBC – 1:48.29 (defending champ)
AE conference record: Pierre De Wall, UMBC – 1:48.29

200 IM
4. Josh Saccurato: 1:56.58 (1:50.61)
AE top qualifier: Mohamed Hussein, UMBC – 1:50.83 (defending champ)
AE conference record: Mohamed Hussein, UMBC – 1:47.64

400 IM
2. Collin Figus: 4:08.78 (4:04.42)
AE top qualifier: Reed Neuendorf, UMBC – 4:07.19
AE conference record: Tyson Slesnick, Boston U.  – 3:53.16

One-Meter Dive
3. Devin Zdanowski: 298.50 (298.98)
AE top qualifier: Andrew Eckhoff, UMBC – 338.25 (defending champ)
AE conference record: Andre Watson, Boston U. – 660.45

Three-Meter Dive
2. Devin Zdanowski: 341.15 (same)
AE top qualifier: Andrew Eckhoff, UMBC – 348.45
AE conference record: Tanner Knorr, Boston U. – 634.20

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