For Immediate Release: October 22, 2005
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Binghamton swimming & diving splits dual meet with Boston University

Complete Results

BOSTON, Mass.--Binghamton men's and women's swimming and diving teams split a dual meet against America East foe Boston University on Saturday afternoon at the Fit-Rec Center. The men (2-0) won 163-128, while the women (1-1) were defeated 177-118.

On the men's side freshman Brenno Varanda (St. Petersburg, Fla.) touched first in three events, the 1000 free (9:58.42), 200 breast (2:10.29) and the 400 IM (4:14.06). Freshman Ryan Graham (Vestal, N.Y.) made the ECAC cut in two events his second collegiate meet, he scored a 275.55 in the three-meter board dive and a 271.58 in the one-meter board dive.

Other winners on the men's side were junior David Holmes (Doncaster, England) in the 50 Free (20.95) and 100 free (46.30). Sophomore Kaan Tayla (Ankara Turkey) won the 200 free (1:42.56) and the 500 free (4:49.18). Junior Trevor Stone (Windsor, N.Y.) was victorious in the 100 back (56.58) and the 100 fly (52.98). Junior Brian Koizim (White Plains, N.Y.) won the 200 back in 1:59.40.

On the women's side freshman Aleksandra Grubic (Split, Croatia) took first in both the 50 free (25.39) and the 100 free (54.41). Sophomore Tara Schneider (Williamsville, N.Y.) placed first in the 100 breast (1:11.78) and the 200 breast (2:34.14).

"It was a great swimming all around," head coach Patrice Back said. "They are swimming ahead of where we were in the past, which is always good."

The Bearcats travel to Towson on Saturday for a 1 p.m. meet.

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