For Immediate Release: November 19, 2006
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BU men's swimming and diving captures Bucknell Trial/Finals Invitational Meet
Bearcat men pace five-team field; Women finish in fifth place

Final Team Scores (PDF)
Final Meet Results
Day 1 Recap

LEWISBURG, Pa.-- The Binghamton men's swimming and diving team continued its weekend dominance, capturing the Bucknell Trial/Finals Invitational on Sunday at the Arthur D. Kinney Jr. Natatorium. The Bearcats amassed 836 points to hold off host Bucknell, which finished second in the five-team meet with 816 points.

On the women's side, despite finishing fifth in the five-team field, BU concluded the weekend meet having established a total of 30 individual personal-best times.

“It was a great meet on both sides," said head coach Sean Clark. "We really got on a roll. There was a ton of Bearcat pride on display."

After pacing the five-team field on Saturday, the men swept both relays and captured five individual events to highlight Sunday's action.

Senior David Holmes enjoyed yet another stellar afternoon, setting a new school record to lead BU's 1-2 finish in the 400-yard individual medley, stopping the clock at 3:56.79. Sophomore teammate Brenno Varanda (St. Petersburg, Fla.) was next to touch, coming in at 4:05.44. Varanda also posted a first-place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:06.41).

Holmes also met his second NCAA 'B' cut of the weekend with a time of 44.55 to lead off the 400-yard freestyle relay for senior Brian Koizim (White Plains, N.Y.), sophomore Brian Koralewski (Floral Park, N.Y.), and freshman Philip Dzieniszewski (Bayside, N.Y.), who teamed up to secure the meet-clinching victory in 3:04.58.

Koizim swam a BU-record of 1:51.45 to win the 200-yard backstroke in addition to a third place in the 100-yard fly in 51.45; less than half a second behind senior teammate Trevor Stone (Windsor, N.Y.), who touched in 50.94 seconds for the win.

In the three-meter board dive, sophomore Ryan Graham (Vestal, N.Y.) took top honors with 267.15 points while junior Matt Russo (Manhattan, N.Y.) finished in third (205.35).

For the women, sophomore Aleksandra Grubic (Split, Croatia) and freshman Lindsay Wright (Johnson City, N.Y.) both achieved ECAC 'A' cut times in the 100-yard freestyle, posting ninth (54.21) and 11th-place finishes (54.41) respectively.

Freshman Allyce Brand (Highland Park, Ill.) was again impressive, as she won the consolation final in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:30.90.

On the boards, freshman Anne Malvasi (Liverpool, N.Y.) placed second in the three-meter dive (234.60).

The Bearcats return to action on Saturday, December 2, when they host Cornell in a dual meet at the Patricia A. Saunders Aquatic Center.

Notes: Both the Bucknell and ODU men's teams swam at last year's meet, each finishing ahead of BU. The Bearcats were fourth of four teams at last year's invitational.

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