For Immediate Release: November 19, 2005
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BU's Tayla meets NCAA "B" provisional mark on first day of Bucknell Invitational

Complete Day One Results

LEWISBURG, Pa.--Binghamton University sophomore Kaan Tayla (Ankara, Turkey) won the 50 free in 20.18, meeting the NCAA "B" provisional mark of 20.33 as members of the Binghamton men's and women's swim teams competed in the first day of competition at the Bucknell Invitational on Saturday in the Kinney Natatorium. The men sit in fourth place with 361.5 points, behind James Madison (483), Bucknell (441.5) and Old Dominion (423). While the women are in fourth as well with 213 points, behind James Madison (674), Bucknell (509) and Old Dominion (336).

"Today, it was a tough meet for both the teams," head coach Patrice Back said. "We had numerous best times. I believe they are really swimming well."

On the men's side junior Brian Koizim (White Plains, N.Y.), freshman Brenno Varanda (St. Petersburg, Fla.) , junior David Holmes (Doncaster, England) and Tayla set a school record with a win in the 400 medley relay in 3:26.22, breaking the record of 3:26.33, set the America East Championship last season by Koizim, current teammate Dylan Hobe, Holmes and Tayla.

Individually for the men Holmes won two events. He was victorious the 200 IM (1:53.82) and the 200 free (1:40.44). Koizim touched third in the 100 back (53.30) while Varanda finished second in the 100 breast (58.53). Junior Trevor Stone (Windsor, N.Y.) placed third in the 200 fly (1:56.03). In the one-meter board dive freshman Ryan Graham (Vestal, N.Y.) finished fifth (214.50) while sophomore Matthew Russo (Manhattan, N.Y.) placed seventh (293.70).

The relay team of Tayla, Stone, freshman Brian Koralewski (Floral Park, N.Y.) and senior Wade Rimbach (Essex, England) was triumphant in the 200 free relay in 1:24.96.

On the women's side freshman Aleksandra Grubic (Split, Croatia) finished ninth in the 50 free (24.97) and 10th in the 200 free (1:57.15). Sophomore Tara Schneider (Williamsville, N.Y.) placed 10th in the 100 breast (1:12.27). In the one-meter board dive junior Shelley Wax (Dix Hills, N.Y.) placed fourth (186.10) and freshman Katherine Hassfurter (Horseheads, N.Y.) placed fifth (184.95).

In the 100 back, four women's swimmers finished in the top-15. Senior Nicole Fulgieri (New Hyde Park, N.Y.) finished 10th (1:03.69), freshman Marie Schiano (Staten Island, N.Y.) in 11th (1:04.77), freshman Michelle Adamski (Milton, N.Y.) in 12th (1:04.82) and sophomore Samantha Lewis (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) in 15th (1:06.11).

A full day of competition is on the slate for Sunday, with the trials to begin at 10 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m.

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