For Immediate Release: Janaury 28, 2006
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Binghamton swimming and diving teams split with Colgate

Meet Results

VESTAL, N.Y.-- Binghamton junior David Holmes (Doncaster, England), sophomore Kaan Tayla (Ankara, Turkey), freshman Ryan Graham (Vestal, N.Y.), and freshman Sean Lorenz (Norwich, N.Y.) all won two events as the Binghamton swimming & diving teams split with Colgate in a 16-event dual meet on Saturday afternoon at the Patricia A. Saunders Aquatic Center. The men (8-2) won 167-123 while the women (1-9) were defeated 184-107.

On the men's side, Holmes won both the 200 fly (1:58.39) and the 200 IM (1:55.86). Tayla touched first in the 50 free (21.38) and the 100 free (47.22). Graham swept the one and three-meter diving events with scores of 271.50 and 263.10 respectively. Lorenz was victorious in the 100 back (55.33) and 200 back (2:00.26).

Other winners on the men's side were junior Brian Koizim (White Plains, N.Y.) in 1000 free (10.17.24) just seven tenths of a second ahead of Colgate's Rick McMahon. Senior Wade Rimbach (Essex, England) was triumphant in the 100 fly (53.19). Freshman Brenno Varanda (St. Petersburg, Fla.) was the other individual for the men, touching first in the 500 free in 4:59.21.

"The team swam phenomenal in this meet," head coach Patrice Back said. "We had some people step up in events to make this another winning meet."

On the women's side, Eden Payabyab (College Point, N.Y.) and Sophomore Nicole Sweeney (Commack, N.Y.) each won individual events. Payabyab won the 200 IM in 2.18.72, less than a second before teammate Heather Jennings (Ridge, N.Y.) touched (2:19.63) while Sweeney was victorious in the 1000 free in 11:23.30.

Freshman Aleksandra Grubic (Split, Croatia) placed second in the 50 free (26.09). Seniors Nicole Fulgeri (New Hyde Park, N.Y.) and Christine Carroll (Washingtonville, N.Y.) touched second in the 200 back (2:18.26) and 200 fly (2:18.42) respectively. Sophomores Samantha Lewis (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) and Tara Schneider (Williamsville, N.Y.) each placed second in the 100 back (1:05.85) and the 100 breast (1:13.41) respectively.

"The women had some tough competition today," Back said. "We succeeded in meeting individual goals and set a lot of best times."

Colgate's women's 400 free relay team of Bottger, Walker, Murphy, and Marchi won in 3:33.15, breaking the pool record of 3:35.66 set in 2002 by Gerber, Clegg, Linek, and Cai of Binghamton.

The Bearcats will travel to Stony Brook on Saturday at 2 p.m.

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