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Swimming & Diving Heads To Maine For America East Championship

Four-day meet begins Thursday at Noon; Bearcats return a pair of 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 women’s swimming and diving team will travel north to Orono, Maine this week to compete in the four-day America East Championship, Feb. 14-17. The first session of the five-team event will kick-off on Thursday, Feb. 14 at noon and continue through Sunday, Feb. 17 at Maine’s Stanley M. Wallace Pool.

At the 2012 America East Championship, Binghamton placed seventh for the first time since the 2007 conference meet. Boston University captured its third title in four years and fifth overall, edging out defending champion UMBC by 37 points. New Hampshire (649.5), Vermont (366) and Stony Brook (331) rounded out the top five.

The field of participants will be trimmed to five as Boston University is ineligible for postseason competition as a result of their move to the Patriot League and Stony Brook is currently on a one-year leave of absence.

The Bearcats finished their dual meet schedule with a 2-7 record, registering wins over Drexel and Canisius. Binghamton earned valuable championship-style meet experience competing at the Bucknell Invitational last November for the first time in four seasons.

Binghamton returns its top two point-scorers from the last year’s squad, including defending 100 breast champion Corinne Zotter. The sophomore from Vestal, N.Y. will match up against Katie Mann (2012 Most Outstanding Swimmer and Rookie) of New Hampshire in both breaststroke events as the pair finished the season with the top two times in the conference.

Senior captain Olivia Baczek will look to build upon a solid 2012 Championship, collecting a pair of silver medals in the 50 free and 200 back. Sophomore Caitlin Kelly will look to earn her first finalist honor of her career, qualifying first in the 50 free.

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. Caitlin Kelly: 23.81 (same)
AE top qualifier: Same
AE conference record: Mallory Morrell, UNH – 23.07

100 Free
5. Caitlin Kelly: 52.48 (same)
AE top qualifier: Sydney Tribou, UNH – 52.12
AE conference record: Abbey McKenney, UMBC – 49.66

200 Free
14. Taryn McLaughlin: 1:55.13 (same)
AE top qualifier: Jennifer Roberts, UNH – 1:50.76
AE conference record: Colleen Clark, Vermont – 1:47.51

500 Free
4. Shannon Lampe: 5:04.06 (same)
AE top qualifier: Sydney Tribou, UNH – 4:57.67
AE conference record: Colleen Clark, Vermont – 4:49.04

1650 Free
5. Karissa Gorman: 17:37.23 (17:20.23 – school record)
AE top qualifier: Kailey Gardner, Vermont – 17:11.52
AE conference record: Lauren McCandless, UNH – 16:39.20

100 Back
5. Melissa Lindahl: 58.21 (same)
AE top qualifier: Jennifer Roberts, UNH – 57.15
AE conference record: Amy Perrault, UNH – 54.34

200 Back
3. Melissa Lindahl: 2:04.78 (same)
AE top qualifier: Jennifer Roberts, UNH – 2:02.81
AE conference record: Amy Perraul, UNH – 1:57.98

100 Breast
2. Corinne Zotter: 1:05.16 (1:03.89 – school record)
AE top qualifier: Katherine Mann, UNH – 1:04.81
AE conference record: Allison Nahin, UNH – 1:02.48

200 Breast
2. Corinne Zotter: 2:21.92 (2:20.44 – school record)
AE top qualifier: Katherine Mann, UNH – 2:14.63 (defending champ)
AE conference record: S. Daly, UNH – 2:14.85

100 Fly
12. Haley Rice: 58.59 (same)
AE top qualifier: Jennifer Roberts, UNH – 55.74
AE conference record: Emily Munday, Boston U. – 53.83

200 Fly
12. Haley Rice: 2:09.61 (same)
AE top qualifier: Jennifer Roberts, UNH – 2:02.05
AE conference record: Amanda Schmitz, Boston U.  – 1:59.01

200 IM
12. Racquel Giner: 2:10.64 (2:10.30)
AE top qualifier: Jennifer Roberts, UNH – 2:03.18
AE conference record: Katherine Mann, UNH – 2:01.32

400 IM
9. Lauren Flower: 4:33.03 (same)
AE top qualifier: Katherine Mann, UNH – 4:22.58 (defending champ)
AE conference record: Katherine Mann, UNH – 4:14.10

One-Meter Dive
7. Imani Williams: 241.12 (243.75)
AE top qualifier: Ellen Pelletier, UNH – 277.35
AE conference record: Tess Waresmith, Boston U. – 539.90

Three-Meter Dive
6. Imani Williams: 261.60 (same)
AE top qualifier: Kara Capossela, Maine – 279.65
AE conference record: Melinda Matyas, Boston U.  – 602.05

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