Release: December 6, 2008
and Diving falls to Cornell in second home meet of the year
The Cornell men's swimming and diving squad were ranked second in a Mid-Major Poll by collegeswimming.com. The Bearcats were ranked 13th in the same poll.
"Cornell, They are kind of a stronger big brother from up north that comes down to visit a little bit. They're especially strong this year, they've got a nice team. They are going to be really competitive in the ivy league this year. We showed up and gave them a run in a couple of events. I'm pretty happy."
In individual races, senior Andrew Palumbo won the 100 breast (59.19) and placed third in the 200 breast (2:13.92). Freshman Joe Perez-Rogers placed first in the 100 back with a time of 52.30. Senior Brenno Varanda touched second in the 400 IM (4:10.23), in the 200 breast (2:12.95) and the 200 IM (1:58.75).
For the women, sophomore Amanda Ciccone placed first in the 200 breast (2:30.73) and second in the 100 breast (1:10.33). Sophomore Danielle Gallo won the 100 breast (1:09.37), and junior Allyce Brand won the 50 free (25.21)
On the boards senior Ryan Graham took first place on the one-meter (280.80) and three-meter board (297.83). For the women, Maney finished with a score of 239.03 on the three-meter board to claim first place.
"The most rewarding win on the women's side was Kristen Maney," commented head coach Sean Clark after the meet. "She's graduating in December so this is her last collegiate meet. She won the three-meter board in her last ever competition."
The Bearcats are in action after the winter break traveling to the Florida Invitational in January.
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