Immediate Release: February 16, 2006
Contact: Thomas Moore II (email@example.com)
1 of America East Swimming & Diving Championships Complete
Binghamton men's swimmers in second place after first day
of competition; women stand tied for sixth place
East Day 1 Release
BOSTON, Mass.--The Binghamton University men's and women's swimming
and diving teams competed in the first day of competition at
the America East Championship on Thursday at the Fitness &
Recreation Center. The men's team racked up 101 points and trailed
only Stony Brook (110). Binghamton is in front of UMBC (92),
Boston University (88 points), Maine (86) and New Hampshire (26).
On the women's side, the Bearcats tallied 50 points and trailed
New Hampshire (80), UMBC (68), Boston University (62), Maine
(60), Stony Brook (58). Binghamton is tied with Vermont (50).
On the men's side, junior Brian
Koizim (White Plains, N.Y.), freshman Brenno
Varanda (St. Petersburg, Fla.), junior David
Holmes (Doncaster, England) and sophomore Kaan
Tayla (Ankara, Turkey) won the 200 medley relay (1:32.14)
setting a conference, school and pool record. Last season at
the conference championships Koizim, Robert Kaczynski, Holmes
and Tayla swan the 200 medley relay in 1:32.82, a conference
and school record that held until tonight. The quartet finished
more than a second and a half faster than the next competitor.
In the 800 free relay, Varanda, freshman Andrew
Palumbo (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.), Koizim and senior Wade
Rimbach (Essex, England) placed second with a time of 6:55.05.
In the one-meter dive freshman Ryan
Graham (Vestal, N.Y.) placed fourth (256.10), while sophomore
Russo (Manhattan, N.Y.) finished seventh (198.00).
On the women's side, the 800 free relay team of freshman Heather
Jennings (Ridge, N.Y.), sophomore Bridget
Dormer (Northport, N.Y.), senior Nicole
Fulgieri (New Hyde Park, N.Y.) and freshman Jodi
Brown (Hauppauge, N.Y.) finished in 8:10.63 for seventh place.
In the 200 free relay, Fulgieri, senior Christine
Carroll (Washingtonville, N.Y.) senior Eden
Payabyab (College Point, N.Y.) and freshman Aleksandra
Grubic (Split, Croatia) touched in 1:51.79 to take sixth
The schedule for Friday is slated with prelims at 10 a.m. then
finals at 6 p.m.
6 500 Freestyle - Women
7 500 Freestyle - Men
8 200 Individual Medley - Women
9 200 Individual Medley - Men
10 50 Freestyle - Women
11 50 Freestyle - Men
12 Three-Meter Diving (Final) - Women
13 200 Freestyle Relay - Women
14 200 Freestyle Relay - Men