For Immediate Release: October 15, 2005
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BU Swimming & Diving wins 23 of 26 events in dual meet with Canisius College

Complete Results

VESTAL, N.Y.--The Binghamton men's swimming & diving team won all 13 events, while the women won 10 of the 13 events as both Binghamton teams defeated Canisius College in the season opening dual meet for both teams on Saturday afternoon at the Koessler Athletic Center Pool. The men won 156-66 while the women won 135-84.

On the men's side two swimmers won more than one event. Freshman Brian Koralewski (Floral Park, N.Y.) in his collegiate debut won both the 100 free (50.14) and the 1000 free (10:54.51). Junior David Holmes (Doncaster, England) won both the 200 IM (1:54.98) and 200 back (1:58.52).

Other winners on the men's side were junior Brian Koizim (White Plains, N.Y.) in the 200 free (1:48.03). Sophomore Kaan Tayla (Ankara Turkey) won the 50 free in 21.32, more than two seconds faster than the next competitor. Freshman Ryan Graham (Vestal, N.Y.) took first in the three-meter board dive with a score of 271.20. Junior Trevor Stone (Windsor, N.Y.) touched first in the 200 fly (2:03.67). Freshman Brenno Varanda (St. Petersburg, Fla.) earned his first collegiate victory in the 500 free (4:53.62). Sophomore Matthew Russo (Manhattan, N.Y.) placed first on the one-meter board dive with a score of 220.60. Sophomore Dylan Hobe (New Windsor, N.Y.) won the 200 breast in 2:19.82.

On the women's side, a pair of swimmers won two events. Senior Nicole Fulgieri (New Hyde Park, N.Y.) won both the 200 free (2:07.31) and the 200 back (2:21.98). In her collegiate debut, freshman Aleksandra Grubic (Split, Croatia) took first in both the 50 free (25.31) and the 100 free (54.26).

Other winners on the women's side were freshman Heather Jennings (Ridge, N.Y.), who took first place in the 200 IM (2:25.00). Freshman Katherine Hassfurter (Horseheads, N.Y.) won the one-meter board dive with a score of 209.15, while junior Shelly Wax (Dix Hills, N.Y.) placed first in the three-meter board dive with a score of 218.35. Senior Eden Payabyab (College Point, N.Y.) won the 200 fly in 2:21.42.

The Bearcats travel to America East Conference foe Boston University on Saturday at 1 p.m.

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