Immediate Release: January 10, 2004
Contact: David O'Brian
teams splits home meet against Drexel
N.Y. - Five Binghamton swimmers each won two individual events
as the Binghamton swimming & diving teams split a dual meet
with Drexel on Saturday afternoon at West Gym Pool. The women
(3-4) won 153-85 while the men (2-4) came up short, losing 144-93.
"This was a good win for the women's team," head coach
Patrice Back said. "We knew it would be tough but we came
out and won several early events and things went our way from
For the women, senior Amy DeWitt (Mastic, N.Y.) junior
Yun Qu (Hangzhou, China) and sophomore Laura Linek
(Canandaigua, N.Y.) each won two events. DeWitt captured
the 200 IM (2:18.36) and the 200 back (2:15.68), Qu won the 1000
(10:58.76) and the 200 fly (2:05.25) while Linek placed first
in the 100 and 200 freestyle events with times of 55.03 and 1:56.82
On the men's side, senior Chris McGuire (Essex, England)
and junior Robert Kaczynski (Tychy, Poland) were both
double winners. McGuire took the 200 breast (2:14.51) and the
1000 (10:11.29) while Kaczynski won the 200 free (1:48.05) and
the 200 fly (2:00.22).
"Chris and Robert did not swim their normal events today
so we knew they would be hard pressed to win twice," Back
said. "For them to go out there and get the wins was great."
Binghamton returns to action in two weeks with a home dual meet
against St. Bonaventure Jan. 24 at 1 p.m.