Immediate Release: February 19, 2005
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2 of America East Swimming & Diving Championships Complete
Binghamton men's swimmers stay in second place after second day
of competition; women stand in seventh place
Bearcats break six more records on the second day of the three-day
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BALTIMORE, Md.--The Binghamton University men's and women's swimming
and diving teams crowned four more winners on the second day
of competition at the America East Championship on Saturday at
UMBC Natatorium. The men's swimmers racked up 243 more points
to bring their total to 418 and still trail defending champion
UMBC (604). Binghamton was in front of Stony Brook (376), Boston
University (317), New Hampshire (232) and Maine (201 points).
On the women's side, the Bearcats tallied 88 more points to bump
their total to 160 and trail Northeastern (558), New Hampshire
(496), UMBC (327), Maine (285.5), Stony Brook (281) and Boston
University (252.5). Binghamton is ahead of Vermont (134 points).
On the men's side, Binghamton's 200-yard medley relay quartet
of sophomore Brian
Koizim (White Plains, N.Y.), senior Robert
Kaczynski (Tychy, Poland), sophomore David
Holmes (Doncaster, England) and freshman Kaan
Tayla (Ankara, Turkey) touched in 1:32.82 breaking the
conference, pool and team records. The previous conference record
set last season by Koizim, Kacynski, Chris McGuire and Dan Holmberg
was 1:34.84, just over two seconds longer than the quartet swam
today. The previous school record was 1:34.84 was set by the
same four the during the regular season last year.
In the 100 fly Holmes and sophomore Trevor
Stone (Windsor, N.Y.) took first (49.58) and second (50.75),
respectively. Holmes broke McGuire's school and conference record
of 49.64, which he set last season. Tayla took top honors in
the 200 free (1:40.84), breaking the school record (1:41.11)
set by McGuire last season. In the 100-yard breast, Kaczynski
touched in 56.82 to win this event for the third year in a row.
McGuire has been the only other Binghamton swimmer to win the
same event three years in a row, he won the 200 fly the previous
On the women's side, senior Huijue
Cai (Shanghai, China) took third in the 100 fly (57.94).
The championship meet will conclude on Sunday, with time trails
beginning at 10:30 a.m. The finals will begin at 5:30 p.m. The
schedule is as follows:
Events Begin at 10:30 a.m.
1,650 Freestyle (All but last heat)
3-Meter Diving (men) - 1:10 p.m.
DAY III FINALS
Events Begin at 5:30 p.m.
Consolation followed by Final
3-Meter Diving (men)
400 Freestyle Relay