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Swimming & Diving Wraps Up Season At ECAC Championship
Binghamton competed in Championship for the first time since 2007
March 3, 2013Tweet
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Head coach Sean Clark and his five competitors completed action at the ECAC Championship, Sunday night from Harvard University’s Blodgett Pool. Clark traveled to the year-ending meet with four swimmers and a diver to compete in the Championship for the first time since 2007.
“We are pretty happy with the results with the small crew that we took this weekend,” Clark noted. “We had some good performances and lifetime bests, which is always good to see. I think next year we want to attack this meet with more fervor and make a much larger impact.”
On the final day of competition, Binghamton entered three swimmers into events. Sophomore Corinne Zotter rounded out her first ECAC Championship appearance with a ninth place finish in the 200 breast. After qualifying 10th in the preliminaries and missing out on the finals, Zotter won the consolation final with a time of 2:20.85, which would have placed her third in the final.
Freshman Andrew Duszynski had a pair of lifetime bests in the 200 back and 200 fly. The first-year swimmer touched 22nd in the 200 fly (1:57.74) and 26th in the 200 back (1:56.40) after placing 18th in the 100 back with a time of 52.90 on Saturday. Classmate Claudia Coccaro wrapped up the ECAC Championship with a 32nd finish in the 200 back. She also placed 20th in the 100 back and 33rd in the 100 fly.
All five Binghamton student-athletes competed on Saturday at the Championship, with Zotter providing the highlight of the day by capturing silver in the 100 breast. After qualifying fourth in the preliminaries Zotter touched second in a time of 1:04.02 behind America East foe UMBC swimmer Claire Barron (1:03.81).
“It was great to see Corinne on the medal stand,” Clark said. “She was leading much of the race, but was just out touched by an America East rival. She also regrouped well after failing to qualify for the 200 breast final by swimming an awesome race in the consolation final.”
Two weeks ago at the America East Championship, Zotter out touched Barron for fourth place by .31 seconds. Zotter became the first Binghamton female swimmer to earn a medal at the ECAC Championship since Huijui Cai took silver in the 100 fly in 2005.
On the boards, sophomore diver Kim Robertson earned Binghamton points for the second time, placing 11th on the three-meter board with a score of 205.85 garnering six points for the Bearcats.
Two swimmers and a diver competed for Binghamton Friday night. Zotter swam in the 50 free placing 22nd with a time of 24.75. The local Vestal graduate trimmed .22 off her America East Championship time of 24.99. Her lifetime best in the event is 24.37. Senior Lauri Crimmins was the other Bearcat to swim in an event, finishing 36th in the 500 free. Crimmins swam the second fastest time of her career touching in a time of 5:16.73. Binghamton’s final competitor was Robertson, who placed 13th on the one-meter board. Robertson earned the Bearcats four points with her score of 184.20.
11th, 3-meter board - 205.85
13th,1-meter board - 184.20
20th, 100 back - 59.39
32, 200 back - 2:10.95
33, 100 fly - 1:00.47
32nd, 200 free - 1:58.24
36th, 500 free - 5:16.73
2nd in 100 breast - 1:04.02
9th in 200 breast - 2:25.56
22nd in 50 free - 24.75
18th, 100 back - 52.90
26th, 200 back - 1:56.40
22nd, 200 fly - 1:57.74