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Swimming & Diving splits with Drexel
Women victorious 194-97, Men fall 170-128
November 12, 2011Tweet
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VESTAL, N.Y. - The Binghamton swimming and diving program split their meet with Drexel, Saturday afternoon from the Patricia A. Saunders Aquatic Center. The women won 194-97, while the men fell 170-128. The victory for the women marks the fourth straight over the Dragons and the first win of the season, moving to 1-2 on the year. The men are still searching for their first win, dropping to 0-3 on the season.
“We had some really strong performances today and I was proud of they way we competed,” head coach Sean Clark said. “A few of our freshmen really stepped up and swam some really fast times, so that was awesome to see. Overall, I thought it was a productive day and we are continuing to work to get better.”
Three BU women swam to a pair of victories on the day to lead the Bearcats to their triumph over the Dragons. Freshmen Corinne Zotter and Caitlin Kelly, along with junior Tiffany Siu each claimed two first-place finishes, while also swimming a leg on the victorious 200 medley relay team. Kelly, continuing her fast start to the season, won the 50 free (24.35) and 100 free (52.69). Her time in the 100 free set a new Binghamton freshman record, breaking the six-year old mark of 53.20. Zotter touched first in the 100 breast (1:07.35) and 200 breast (2:27.89), claiming a first-place finish for the second straight week. Siu swept the butterfly events placing first in the 100 fly with a time of 58:57 and touched in a time of 2:07.48 in the 200 fly.
The first-place 200 medley relay team of Zotter, Siu, Kelly and freshman Shannon Lampe set a new pool record in the event, finishing in a time of 1:48.47. The foursome of Siu, Kelly and juniors Olivia Baczek and Caitlin Nelson took first in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:37.59.
Other winners on the day for the Bearcat women were Karissa Gorman, Melissa Lindahl and Racquel Giner. Gorman won the 1000 free in a time of 10:44.95 and Lindahl took first in the 200 back with a time of 2:09.57. Giner touched first in the 200 IM with a time of 2:13.16, closely followed by freshman Karina Hain, giving BU the one-two finish.
On the boards for the Bearcats, junior Jenna Easton and freshman Imani Williams handed Binghamton a one-two finish in each event. Williams won on the meter board, while finishing second in the three meter dive. Easton took first on the three-meter board and finished second in the meter dive.
Spearheading the men’s attack was the freshman duo of Emmett Jacobi and Alexi Corey, both swam to their first collegiate victories on Saturday. Jacobi was a dual winner, taking first in the 500 free (4:48.75) and the 1000 free (9:59.01), edging out former America East champion Nolan Slesnick in both events. Corey was victorious in the 200 back with a time of 1:54.21. Sophomore Morgan Lloyd also swam to a first-place finish, winning the 50 free in a time of 22.35. Freshman Devin Zdanowski claimed a pair of second-place finishes on the boards for the men.
The Bearcats head to Marist next weekend to face off with the Red Foxes on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m.