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Swimming & diving sweeps Marist
Men win 167-128, women post 179-121 victory
February 1, 2014Tweet
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VESTAL, N.Y. – Junior Caitlin Kelly broke a pair of pool records, highlighting the Binghamton swimming & diving teams’ sweep of Marist on Saturday afternoon at Patricia A. Saunders Aquatic Center. The Bearcat men won 167-128 while the women recorded a 179-121 victory.
The meet marked the final regular-season dual meet for both Bearcat squads. The women (4-2) won their third straight meet while the men (2-4) have won two of their last three meets.
“It took all of our balance and individual efforts across the board to do as well as we did today,” head coach Sean Clark said. “We are very happy with the way things pulled together.”
Kelly won the women’s 50 and 100 freestyle with times of 23.72 and 52.20 respectively. In the process, she eclipsed the BU Pool records of 23.79 (set by Maria McIntyre of Boston University in 2009) and 52.22 (set by Huijue Cai in 2005). Kelly also anchored the first-place 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay teams.
Three other Bearcat women won a pair of individual events against the Red Foxes. Junior Corrine Zotter swept the 100 breaststroke (1:06.11) and 200 breaststroke (2:27.56) and fellow junior Shannon Lampe captured the 100 backstroke (59.37) and 500 freestyle (5:12.36). Sophomore Selina Ng, meanwhile, took top honors in the 100 butterfly (58.75) and 200 butterfly (2:10.27).
Zotter and Lampe also joined Kelly on both first-place relay teams.
On the men’s side, Binghamton also had four double-event winners against Marist. Sophomore Andrew Duszynski won both the 200 and 500 freestyle races with times of 1:44.90 and 4:45.30 respectively. Sophomore Brian McKenna swept the 50 (21.38) and 100 (48.08) and fellow sophomore Tommy Cummings was first in the 100 breaststroke (58.53) and 200 IM (1:58.86). In the diving events, junior Devin Zdanowski swept both the one and three-meter events with scores of 275.63 and 310.50 respectively.
Cummings and McKenna also swam on the first-place 200 medley relay team.
Prior to the meet, the Bearcats honored outgoing seniors Racquel Giner, Lauren Flower, Winston Chiang, Collin Figus, Ed Hausmann and John Pangal at their annual Senior Day Ceremony. Hausmann won the men’s 100 butterfly (52.55) and joined Cummings and McKenna on the winning 200 medley relay team. Giner was first in the women’s 200 IM (2:12.80) and was also on the first-place 200 medley relay team.
The Bearcats now head into the championship meets. The women are at the America East Championships Feb. 13-16, which will be hosted by WPI. The men, meanwhile, prepare for the ECAC Championships Feb. 28-March 2 at Navy.
“I feel like we are in the right place heading into those meets,” Clark said. “The women are as fast and tough as they have ever been while the men are also swimming very well right now. We are ready to keep going.”