Immediate Release: February 16, 2008
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (firstname.lastname@example.org)
America East Swimming and Diving Championships - Day 3
wins 400-IM for third straight year at league meet
Day Three Results
Day Four program
ORONO, ME -- Junior Brenno Varanda
(St. Petersburg, Fla.) won the 400-IM claiming his second individual
title of the weekend pacing the Binghamton swimming and diving
team's efforts on the third day of competition at the 2008 America
East Conference Championships at the University of Maine's Wallace
Varanda defended his crown in the 400-IM with a winning time
of 4:00.33 and is now a three-time champion in the event. In
his three-year collegiate career, he has now collected six individual
conference titles. On Sunday, Varanda will look to defend another
crown and become a three-time champion in the 200-breast.
Both senior Jason Lapp (Linwood, N.Y.)
and freshman Craig Juergens (Boylston,
Mass.) were consolation finalists in the event, claiming 11th
and 14th place, respectively.
One day after defending his title in the 50-free, sophomore Philip Dzieniszewski (Bayside,
N.Y.) fell just shy of his second gold medal, earning runner-up
honors in the 100-fly in 50.48. Dzieniszewski finished fourth
in the event at last year's meet.
Freshman Jason Chen (Livingston, N.J.)
was also a finalist in the event, touching in sixth in 51.43.
Freshman Matt McCort (Commack, N.Y.)
and sophomore John Blatchford (Amsterdam,
N.Y.) added 11th and 13th place finishes in the consolation final.
Pacing the Bearcat men's efforts in the 200-free was junior Brian Koralewski (Floral Park, N.Y.).
Koralewski finished in seventh place in 1:43.58 leading three
BU point scorers in the event.
Sophomore Brian Jacobs (Bloomingburg,
N.Y.) won the consolation final, finishing ninth overall in 1:44.26,
while senior Michael Britvan (Pleasantville,
N.Y.) added a 14th-place finish.
Junior Ryan Graham (Vestal, N.Y.) finished
third overall in the men's 3-meter diving competition. Graham
scored 284.15 points in the final round. Senior Matt
Russo (Manhattan, N.Y.) placed sixth overall with a score
of 230.10m while sophomore Bob Nolte
(Schenectady, N.Y.) finished in 10th place with 194.40 points.
In the 100-breast championship, junior Andrew
Palumbo (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) claimed runner-up honors
in 57.14. The performance marks Palumbo's highest-ever finish
at the league meet. His previous top finish was a fifth-place
effort at the 2007 meet in Boston.
Senior teammate Dylan Hobe (New Windsor,
N.Y.) touched in fourth in 57.94, while sophomore Craig
Juergens (Boylston, Mass.) rounded out the Bearcat finalists
in eighth with a time of 1:00.67.
Jason Lapp won the consolation final, finishing ninth overall
and John Blatchford added a 14th-place finish in the event.
Junior Sean Lorenz (Norwich, N.Y.)
medaled in the 100-back, finishing in third place in a time of
52.02. Touching in fifth place was freshman Kevin
Kearney (Latham, N.Y.) in 52.87.
The men's 400-medley relay team touched in second place behind
Boston University. The Bearcat quartet of Dzieniszewski, Palumbo,
Lorenz, and Koralewski clocked in with a 3:24.63.
men sit in third place in the five-team field and have a total
of 470 points, behind meet-leading UMBC (671) and Boston University
the women's side, freshman Brittany
Detlef (Rochester, N.Y.) became the Bearcats' first medalist
at the league meet earning a share of third place in the 100-fly
with UNH's Deanna Petchonka. Detlef clocked in at 57.83, less
than a second off the winning pace. She later would add a 12th
place finish in the 100-back in 1:01.39.
Ferrara (Morristown, N.J.) shaved over a second off her prelim
time, posting a 1:00.23 in the consolation finals of the event
and fighting her way to an 11th-place finish.
Fellow freshmen Danielle
Gallo (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) and Lyndsi
Worthington (Leawood, Kan.) were both also finalists on the
evening. Gallo finished in sixth in the 100-breast in a school-record
time of 1:07.13, while Worthington clocked in at 1:00.95 in the
100-back, good for an eighth place finish.
Gallo's time surpassed former BU swimmer Mary Tennyson's seven-year-old
school-best mark of 1:07.92 in the 100-breast .
Jennings (Ridge, N.Y.) and Jodi
Brown (Hauppauge, N.Y.) and freshman Jordyn
Kline (Amsterdam, N.Y.) were all consolation finalists for
the Bearcats. In the 400-IM, Jennings finished in 15th in 4:45.76,
while Kline took 16th in 4:45.76. Brown was 16th in the 200-free
The Bearcat women are sitting in sixth with 235.5 points headed
into Sunday's finale.
The four-day America East Championships concludes Sunday with
the mens and womens mile, 200-fly, 100-free, 200-back,
200-breast, and 400-free relay. The morning preliminary session
begins at 10 a.m., while finals begin at 5:30 p.m.
Women's Team Rankings
1. Boston University
7. Stony Brook
Men's Team Rankings
2. Boston University
4. Stony Brook