For Immediate Release: February 21, 2009
Contact: Ian Milne (
Phone: 607-777-2956

Swimming and Diving competes in day three of the America East Conference Championship

[Day one results...]
[Day two results...]

BOSTON, Mass. -- Senior Andrew Palumbo and freshman Nolan Slesnick each touched first to highlight the Bearcats efforts on day three of the America East Conference Championships at the BU Aquatic Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

Slesnick picked up the Bearcats first win in the 400 IM and set a new conference record in the process with a time of 3:56.23, just edging out teammate senior Brenno Varanda who touched second with a time of 3:56.99. Varanda had broken the conference record in the preliminaries only to see it fall in the finals to his teammate. Palumbo later followed that up with a win of his own in the 100 breast in a time of 56.37.

Freshman Joe Perez-Rogers finished in third place in the 100 back (50.90), and was followed by sophomore Jason Chen who took seventh (51.68), Kevin Kearny who took eighth (52.14), and senior Sean Lorenz who took ninth (52.06).

In the 100 fly, junior Philip Dzieniszewski placed fourth with a time of 49.64, while senior Joe Rogan placed 10th (51.06), sophomore Matt McCort 13th (52.20) and junior Ziyad Rouhana 14th (52.22).

On the boards, senior Ryan Graham placed second on the three-meter board with a score of 609.60. He was followed up by freshman Nick Turner who came in fourth (574.40) and junior Bob Nolte who came in seventh (446.75).

The men's 400 medley relay team consisting of Perez-Rogers, Palumbo, Dzieniszewski, and Chen placed third (3:21.91).

The women were led by sophomore Amanda Ciccone who came in fifth in the 100 fly (56.31), ahead of teammate sophomore Brittany Detlef who placed 13th (58.65).

Junior Allyce Brand took ninth place in the 100 breast with a time of 1:06.43, ahead of teammate sophomore Danielle Gallo who placed 14th (1:07.78).

Also placing for the Bearcats were freshmen Tricia Alejandro who came in 12th in the 400 IM (4:38.26), and sophmore Lyndsi Worthington who placed 15th in the 100 back (1:00.49).

"We swam great. We had a lot of nice times today," head coach Sean Clark commented. "We had a lot of good energy in the pool. We're representing really well right now."

The Championship will resume tomorrow with preliminaries beginning at 10 a.m. Finals will begin at 5:30 p.m.

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