Immediate Release: October 21, 2006
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (firstname.lastname@example.org)
swimming and diving teams split at Boston University
Mass.-- The Binghamton men's and women's swimming and diving
teams split their season-opening dual meet against America East
Conference rival Boston University on Saturday afternoon. The
Bearcat men outscored the host Terriers 172-112, while the women's
squad was bested 188-103.
"I was especially pleased with the first competition,"
said head coach Sean Clark. "We had been saving up for this
for some time and it felt great to finally get in the water."
On the men's side, Binghamton delivered a dominating performance
capturing 13 of 15 total events, including both relays.
David Holmes and sophomore Brenno Varanda led the
Bearcats, each touching first in three individual events. Holmes
took home the meet's top honors in 50, 200, amd 500 freestyle
events, while Veranda captured both breaststrokes as well as
the 200 individual medley.
Seniors Brian Koizim and Trevor Stone were both
also double-winners for the Bearcat men. Koizim set the pace
in both backstrokes, including a stellar time of 1:53.57 in the
200, while Stone laid claim to first in both butterfly events.
Pacing the divers, sophomore Ryan Graham took second with
an ECAC qualifying score of 249.96 in the 1 meter event.
For the Bearcat women, junior Nicole Sweeney kicked off
the 2006 campaign with a pair of strong distance performances,
touching second in the 1,000 free and third in the 500.
Sophomores Katherine Hassfurter and Kelly Harris
each scored for BU. Hassfurter was second in the three-meter
dive and third in the one-meter dive while Harris delivered a
pair of lifetime best performances in both backstroke events
(100 Yd - 1:04.28, 200 Yd - 2:19.67). In her Bearcat debut, freshman
Allyce Brand took second in the 100-backstroke and third
in the 200.
"There is no time to rest this early in the season,"
said Clark. "We have keep at it and get some hard work done
in the pool to prepare for this weekend."
The Bearcats swimming and diving squads are back in action on
Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. as they host Vermont and Canisius
in a tri-meet at the West Gym Pool.