For Immediate Release: November 30, 2005
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Binghamton swimming and diving teams swept by Cornell

Mens Results
Womens Results

Ithaca, N.Y.--Binghamton University junior David Holmes (Doncaster, England) swam the 1000 free in 9:37.67, breaking the school record of 9:38.46 set by recent Binghamton Hall of Famer Matt Feinberg in 1996 but both the men's and women's swim teams lost to Cornell on Wednesday afternoon at the Teagle Hall Natatorium. The men (5-1) lost 132-100, while the women (1-5) fell 170-71.

On the men's side sophomore Kaan Tayla (Ankara, Turkey) was triumphant in both the 50 free (21.15) and the 100 free (46.84). Freshman Brenno Varanda (St. Petersburg, Fla.) was victorious in the 200 breast (2:11.20). Holmes touched second in the 200 fly (1:53.13). On the three-meter board dive freshman Ryan Graham (Vestal, N.Y.) finished second (249.83) while he placed third in the one-meter board dive (238.05).

On the women's side senior Eden Payabyab (College Point, N.Y.) placed second in the 200 free (2:02.80) and third in the 200 fly (2:16.58). Freshman Aleksandra Grubic (Split, Croatia) finished second in the 100 free (55.55) while sophomore Nicole Sweeney (Commack, N.Y.) placed third in the 1000 free (11:24.01). On the one-meter board dive, freshman Katherine Hassfurter (Horseheads, N.Y.) placed second (179.54) and junior Shelley Wax (Dix Hills, N.Y.) placed third (178.50). On the three-meter board dive, Wax finished second (192.97) while Hassfurter placed third (192.67).

"The teams had to dig deep to swim well," head coach Patrice Back said. "Obviously we had some great competition from Cornell. I am happy the way we swam. We are looking ahead to championships in February."

The Bearcats are off until January 5 when the travel to the Florida Invite.

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