For Immediate Release: February 25, 2006
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Binghamton competes in Day Two of ECAC Championships
Binghamton men's swimmers in sixth place after second day of competition; women stand in tenth

Day 1 Release

Complete Results

PITTSBURGH, Pa.--Binghamton University junior David Holmes (Doncaster, England) swam the first leg of the 800 free relay in, 1:37.34 breaking the record of teammate Kaan Tayla (Ankara, Turkey), who set the school mark at 1:37.59 last weekend at the conference championship. The time posted by Holmes also meets the NCAA "B" provisional mark of 1:38.46, as members of the Binghamton men's and women's swim teams competed in the second day of competition at the ECAC Championship on Saturday. The meet is being hosted by the University of Pittsburgh at Trees Pool. A full day of competition is on the slate for Sunday, with competition starting at 10 a.m.

On Saturday, the men scored an additional 83 points to bump their total to 237 points and are in sixth place, Johns Hopkins leads the men's side with 349 points. Individually leading the way on day two for the Bearcats was Holmes who won the 100 fly in 49.17, more than a second ahead of the next swimmer. Behind Holmes in the event was classmate Brian Koizim (White Plains, N.Y.) touching in 50.84 for sixth place. Freshman Andrew Palumbo (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) finished 13th (1:00.85) in the 100 breast.

On the women's side, senior Nicole Fulgieri (New Hyde Park, N.Y.) touched in 1:02.98 for 12th place in the 100 back. In the 100 fly, senior Eden Payabyab (College Point, N.Y.) tied for 12th with a time of 1:00.22, while senior Christine Carroll (Washingtonville, N.Y.) finished 14th in the 100 breast (1:10.39). The women stand in tenth place with 86.5 points, Marist College leads the women's side with 400.5 points.


Event 14 - Women 200 Medley Relay
Binghamton - 11th of 12 (1:54.92)
Nicole Fulgieri, Christine Carroll, Eden Payabyab, Aleksandra Grubic

Event 15 - Men 200 Medley Relay
Binghamton - 10th of 13 (1:39.28)
Sean Lorenz, Andrew Palumbo, Brian Koralewski, Wade Rimbach

Event 18 - Women 100 Fly
Eden Payabyab - T-12th of 16 (1:00.22)

Event 19 - Men 100 Fly
David Holmes - 1st of 16 (49.17)
Brian Koizim - 6th of 16 (50.84)

Event 22 - Women 100 Breast
Christine Carroll - 14th of 16 (1:10.39)

Event 23 - Men 100 Breast
Andrew Palumbo - 13th of 16 (1:00.85)

Event 24 - Women 100 Back
Nicole Fulgieri - 12th of 16 (1:02.98)

Event 27 - Men 800 Free Relay
Binghamton - 2nd of 12 (6:51.12) SR * Holmes swam the first leg in 1:37.34, SR/NCAA 'B' cut
David Holmes, Andrew Palumbo, Brian Koralewski, Brian Koizim

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