For Immediate Release: February 8, 2007
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (
Phone: 607-777-2956

Binghamton Swimming & Diving concludes
Day 1 of America East Swimming & Diving Championships
Bearcat men in fourth place after first day of competition; women in seventh

Day 1 Results

BOSTON, Mass.--The Binghamton University men's and women's swimming and diving teams completed its first day of competition at the America East Championship on Thursday at Boston University's Aquatic Center. The men's team currently sits in fourth place of five teams while the women are in seventh.

The standings after day one find the Retriever men (100 points) clinging to a slim two-point advantage over Stony Brook (98), while Maine is just six points out of the lead with 94 points of its own. Binghamton (79) and host Boston University (78) round out the five-team field.

The UMBC women (74) also hold a two-point lead over New Hampshire (72). Spots three through six are separated by just 11 points as Boston University (65) is in third, followed by Maine (59), Vermont (56) and Stony Brook (54). Binghamton rounds out the seven-team field with 48 points

On the men's side, the Bearcats captured the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 1:31.42. Seniors Brian Koizim (White Plains, N.Y.) and David Holmes (Doncaster, England) teamed up with sophomore Brenno Varanda (St. Petersburg, Fla.), and freshman Philip Dzieniszewski (Bayside, N.Y.) to set a new conference, school and pool record. Last season at the conference championships, BU's relay effort clocked in at 1:32.14, a conference and school record that held until tonight.

In the one-meter diving championship, sophomore Ryan Graham (Vestal, N.Y.) and junior Matthew Russo (Manhattan, N.Y.) claimed fourth (258.00) and sixth place (202.55), respectively.

The women's squad finished in seventh place in both the 200-yard freestlye and 800-yard medley relays.

Day two of the four-day event continues on Friday with two sessions of events. The first session of the day gets underway at 10 a.m., followed by the day’s second session at 6 p.m.
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