Immediate Release: January 20, 2007
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (email@example.com)
swimming and diving tops St. Bonaventure
men record first win over Bonnies 141.5-101.5, Women fall 165-75
OLEAN, N.Y. -- For the second
consecutive meet, senior swimmer David
Holmes was a triple-event winner, propelling Binghamton men's
swimming to its first-ever victory over a strong St. Bonaventure
program, 141.5-101.5, on Saturday at Reilly Center Pool. The
Bearcat women fell short falling to the Bonnie women by a score
"This was our biggest dual meet victory of the season so
far for the men's team," said head coach Sean Clark. "We
matched up well against them and had to swim tough to get the
places we needed. Our big horses pulled us through another close
set a pair of pool records taking home top honors in both the
200 fly (1:52.42) and 500 free (1:52.42). He also claimed gold
in the 1,000 free clocking in at 9:53.79. For the second consecutive
meet, senior Brian Koizim (White Plains,
N.Y.) and sophomore Brenno Varanda (St.Petersburg,
Fla.) were double-event winners for the Bearcats. Koizim won
both the 50 free (21.57) and 200 backstroke (1:56.72), while
Varanda took both the 200 IM (1:55.57) and 200 breaststroke (2:06.79).
On the boards, sophomore Ryan Graham
(Vestal, N.Y.) captured both the 1- and 3-meter competitions
with 263.32 and 301.10 points, respectively.
The victory moves the men's record to 6-2 in dual meets on the
On the women's side, sophomore Aleksandra
Grubic (Split, Croatia) earned a second place finish in the
50 free in 26.28, while junior Nicole
Sweeney (Commack, N.Y.). finished third in the 500 free touching
diver Kate Hassfurter (Horseheads,
N.Y.) took second on the 3-meter board totaling 207.23 points.
With 189.52 points in the 1-meter compeition, freshman Anne
Malvasi (Liverpool, N.Y.) also grabbed runnerup honors.
"Our women are a bit tired and are definitely looking forward
to the Conference meet now," said Clark. "With one
last tune-up left at Colgate, we'll start to see the rewards
from the hard work we did all year."
The Bearcat men and women return to the the waters at Colgate
this Saturday, Jan. 27, at 1 p.m. for a tri meet with the Raiders
and a very strong UMASS program.