Men place second, women tie for fifth at America East Swimming & Diving Championships

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ORONO, Maine -- Senior Chris McGuire (Essex, England/ Palmer VI Forum) and junior Robert Kaczynski (Tychy, Poland/ School of Sports) broke a combined total of four conference records as the Binghamton swimming and diving teams competed at the America East Conference Championships in Orono, Maine this past weekend. The men placed second out of seven schools, behind only first-place UMBC, while the women tied for fifth out of eight teams.

McGuire won the 200 IM (1:51.51) and 100 fly (49.64), both in conference-record times. He also won the 200 fly (1:50.28) for the third consecuitve season. Kaczynski captured the 100-yard breastroke with a conference-record time of 56.62 as well as the 200 breaststroke for the second year in a row (2:05.45).

In addition, McGuire and Kaczynski teamed up with freshman Brian Koizin (White Plains, N.Y./ White Plains) and sophomore Dan Holmberg (Oxford, N.Y./ Norwich) to set a conference record in the 200 medley relay (1:34.84).

Junior Alex Hellstrom (Umea, Sweden/ Ofstra) was second in the 400 IM (4:10.05) while freshman Trevor Stone (Windsor, N.Y./ Windsor) was second to McGuire in the 100 fly (50.57) and fourth behind McGuire in the 200 fly (1:55.16). Koizim was fourth in the 200 backstroke (1:57.04) while in the diving events, junior Brian Roach (Clifton Park, N.Y./ Shenendehowa) was fourth in the one-meter competition (210.20 points).

On the women's side, senior Yun Qu (Hangzhou, China/ Hangzhou) won the 200 fly for the third year in a row (2:03.36). She also placed second in the 100 fly (56.73). Junior Huijue Cai (Shanghai, China/Shanghai Inst.) was fourth in the 50 free (24.41).

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