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For Immediate Release: February 18, 2005
Contact: Thomas Moore II (sports@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-2956

Day 1 of America East Swimming & Diving Championships Complete
Binghamton men's swimmers in second place after first day of competition; women stand in seventh place
Bearcats broke six records on the first day of the three-day meet

America East Day 1 Release

BALTIMORE, Md.--The Binghamton University men's and women's swimming and diving teams won crowned four winners on the first day of competition at the America East Championship on Friday at UMBC Natatorium. The men's swimmers racked up 175 points and trailed only defending champion UMBC (281). Binghamton was in front of Stony Brook (169), Boston University (142 points), New Hampshire (109) and Maine (87).

On the women's side, the Bearcats tallied 72 points and trailed Northeastern (246), New Hampshire (195), UMBC (161), Maine (115), Stony Brook (126) and Boston University (118). Binghamton was ahead of Vermont (45).

Freshman Kaan Tayla (Ankara, Turkey) set the conference and school record in the 50 free (20.41) in the preliminaries, missing the NCAA "B" cut by eight hundredths of a second. In the finals he won the event in 20.72.

Binghamton's 200-yard free relay quartet of Wade Rimbach (Essex, England), Trevor Stone (Windsor, N.Y.), David Holmes (Doncaster, England), Tayla touched in 1:24.98 to break the pool and team records. In the 400 medley relay Brian Koizim (White Plains, N.Y.), Dylan Hobe (New Windsor, N.Y.), Holmes, Tayla won in 3:26.33, breaking the conference and school records.

On the women's side, senior Huijue Cai (Shanghai, China) won the 50 free (23.98).

Day 2 of the three-day championship meet will begin with time trials at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the following events: 400 individual medley, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back and 3-meter diving (women only). Finals in these events, as well as the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay will begin at 6 p.m. A complete recap of Saturday's action will be available by 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

COMPLETE RESULTS (DAY 1)

Event 1: Women 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
Binghamton - 7th (1:41.32) - Eden Payabyab, Monica Friedl, Lauren Katz, Huijue Cai

Event 2: Men 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
Binghamton - 1st (1:24.98) - Wade Rimbach, Trevor Stone, David Holmes, Kaan Tayla

Event 3: Women 500 Yard Freestyle (Preliminary Times)
Bridget Dormer - 23rd (5:28.99)
Nicole Sweeney - 25th (5:29.88)

Event 4: Men 500 Yard Freestyle
Brian Koizim - 10th (4:50.98)
KC Kozlowski - 13th (4:53.39)

Event 5: Women 200 Yard IM
Lauren Katz - 15th (2:15.47)

Event 6: Men 200 Yard IM
Wade Rimbach - 3rd (1:57.94)
Trevor Stone - 7th (1:59.79)
Jason Lapp - 10th (2:01.22)
Dylan Hobe - 16th (2:03.25)

Event 7 - Women 50 Yard Freestyle
Huijue Cai - 1st (23.98)

Event 8 - Men 50 Yard Freestyle
Kaan Tayla - 1st (20.72)
David Holmes - 2nd (20.93)
Joe Rogan - 8th (22.69)

Event 9 - Women 400 Yard Medley Relay
Binghamton - 7th (4:09.17) - Samantha Lewis, Christine Carroll, Eden Payabyab, Huijue Cai

Event 10 - Men 400 Yard Medley Relay
Binghamton - 1st (3:26.33) - Brian Koizim, Dylan Hobe, David Holmes, Kaan Tayla

Event 38 - Men 1 meter diving
No competitors

Event 39 - Women 3 meter diving

Shelley Wax - 15th (304.15)
Maureen Kirby - 22nd (266.80)

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