Releases
Day 2 of America East Swimming & Diving Championships Complete
Binghamton men's swimmers move into the overall lead heading into final day of the meet
Women remain in fourth place; Cai qualifies for NCAA Championship

America East Day 1 Release
America East Day 2 Release
(Complete Set of Results Included in Release)

ORONO, Maine--The Binghamton University men's swim team moved into first place in an exciting second day of competition at the America East Championship, being held at the University of Maine's Stanley M. Wallace Pool. The Bearcats have 502 points, and lead Boston University (441.50), Stony Brook (429.50), University of New Hampshire (344), University of Maine (270) and University of Vermont (132). Binghamton had trailed Boston University by 21.5 points following the first day of competition.

The women's swimmers remained in fourth place for a second straight day. Northeastern University and New Hampshire strengthened their grip on the top two spots. Northeastern is in front (588.50), with New Hampshire in second (532.50). Following are Boston University (374.50), Binghamton (357), Maine (247), Stony Brook (154.50) and Vermont (152).

On the men's side, junior Chris McGuire (Essex, England) helped lead Binghamton to a 1-2-3 finish in the 400 yard individual medley. The Bearcats picked up 53 points in this event alone, and added wins in two other events. In the 400 IM, McGuire touched in 4:09.08, finishing three seconds ahead of teammate Axel Hellstrom (4:12.44). Freshman Wade Rimback (Essex, England) was third with a time of 4:18.84. Senior Magnus Lofgren (Umea, Sweden), who captured the 500 yard freestyle on Friday, swam to a first-place finish in the 200 free on Saturday, finishing in 1:43.10. Rimbach, Lofgren, sophomore Robert Kaczynski (Tychy, Poland) and McGuire won the 800 yard freestyle relay with a time of 6:59.05.

The women's side of the meet was highlighted by sophomore sensation Huijue Cai (Shanghai, China). In winning the 100 yard butterfly, Cai set a new America East Championship record with a time of 54.52, besting the previous mark of 55.88 by more than a second. In doing so, she met the "A" cut time for the NCAA Championship in March. Cai had established a provisional "B" cut time on two separate occasions this season, but is now guaranteed a chance to compete in the NCAA meet. Sarah Reddick of New Hampshire, who finished second in the race to Cai, also qualified for the NCAA meet. Binghamton's other winner on the day was sophomore Hannah Clegg (Hampshire, England), who captured the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 57.50.

The championship meet will conclude on Sunday, with time trails beginning at 11 a.m. The finals will begin at 5:30 p.m. The schedule is as follows:

TIME TRIALS (beginning at 11 a.m.)

200 yard backstroke
100 yard freestyle
200 yard breaststroke
200 yard butterfly
1,650 yard freestyle (all but last heat)
1-meter diving (men)

FINALS (beginningat 5:30 p.m.)

1,650 yard freestyle (last heat of timed finals)
200 yard backstroke
100 yard freestyle
200 yard breaststroke
200 yard butterfly
1-meter diving (men)
400-yard freestyle relay

The Binghamton web site will post the results of Sunday's action as soon as they become available on Sunday evening. A full set of results will also be posted on the America East Website.

Binghamton Press Release (Day 1 Results)

Binghamton's Tournament Preview
America East Championship Official Site
Releases

Links: BU Home Page | BU Athletics Page | Marketing and Promotions | Join the BU Athletic Club | Hall of Fame | Physical Education | Campus Recreation | Facilities | Press Releases | Schedules and Results | Staff List | Tickets | Summer Camps | Junior Bearcat Club | Cheer Team and Mascot | Visitor's Guide and Quick Facts | Feedback

Sports Men:
Baseball | Basketball | Cross Country | Golf | Lacrosse | Soccer | Swimming and Diving | Tennis | Track and Field | Wrestling |

Sports Women:
Basketball | Cross Country | Lacrosse | Soccer | Softball | Swimming and Diving | Tennis | Track and Field | Volleyball |

Copyright © Binghamton University. All rights reserved.
No portion of this site may be reproduced or duplicated without the permission of Binghamton University.