Immediate Release: February 19, 2006
The men's team racked up 192 points on the final day for a final total of 677.5 points, only one-half a point ahead of Stony Brook (677). The Bearcats trailed only two-time defending champion UMBC (878.5). Binghamton finished in front of Stony Brook (677), Boston University (487), Maine (320) and New Hampshire (188 points).
On the women's side, the Bearcats finished the championship with 210.5 points and trailed defending champion New Hampshire (787), UMBC (733), Boston University (550), Maine (433), Stony Brook (367.5) and Vermont (314 points).
On the men's side, Tayla broke the school and conference records in the 100 free prelim by touching in 43.68. He later captured the finals in 44.14, almost two seconds faster than the next swimmer. Tayla's prelim time also improved his NCAA 'B' provisional mark of 44.00 which was 14th best in the nation, he set that time earlier this season at the Bucknell Invitational. Currently his time today in the prelim would be ninth fastest in the nation. Senior Wade Rimbach (Essex, England) placed 10th (47.63) in the event, while freshman Brian Koralewski (Floral Park, N.Y.) finished in 11th (48.18).
In the 200 fly, junior David Holmes (Doncaster, England) captured first place (1:47.80), breaking the school and conference record set by former Bearcat Chris McGuire in the 2003 Championship. His time is also an NCAA 'B' provisional time. Sophomore Jason Lapp (Linwood, N.Y.) touched in 1:59.80 for ninth place, while freshman Peter Rodrick (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.) finished 11th (2:02.49). Freshman Mark Fedorchak (Vestal, N.Y.) rounded out the Bearcats in the 200 fly touching in 2:13.85 for 14th place. Rodrick also placed 11th in the 1650 free (17.28.51).
In the 200 back, junior Brian Koizim (White Plains, N.Y.) set the school record with a time of 1:52.01, he took second place in the event. Freshman Sean Lorenz (Norwich, N.Y.) finished in sixth place (1:55.58), while sophomore Michael Britvan (Pleasantville, N.Y.) placed 11th in the event (1:59.87). Sophomore Bryan Kwiatkowski (Garnerville, N.Y.) was the final BU swimmer in the event touching in 2:02.81 for 13th place.
In the 200 breast the Bearcats were led by freshman Brenno Varanda (St. Petersburg, Fla.) who won the event in 2:04.75, .35 seconds off the conference mark. Finishing behind Varanda was freshman Andrew Palumbo (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) touching in 2:10.57 for ninth place, while sophomore Dylan Hobe (New Windsor, N.Y.) finished 11th (2:11.20).
the 400 free relay, Koizim, Rimbach, Holmes and Tayla won the
race in 3:01.42 setting the conference and school record. The
quartet finished more than three seconds faster than the next
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