Release: February 16, 2007
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Holmes, 200 Free Relay Set Meet Records On Day One Of ECAC Championships
Bearcat men stand in sixth place, women in 12th after day one of championships
Day 1 Results
CAMBRIDGE, MASS. -- Senior swimmer David Holmes (Doncaster, England) and Binghamton's 200-yard freestyle relay team delivered record-breaking victories highlighting the men's and women's performances on the first day of competition from the ECAC Open Swimming & Diving Championships at Harvard University's Blodgett Pool.
After 12 events, the Bearcat men sit in sixth place in the 16-team men's field with a total of 97 points, while the women are in 12th of 16 teams with 38 points.
The Binghamton quartet of Holmes, senior co-captain Brian Koizim (White Plains, N.Y.), sophomore Brian Koralewski (Floral Park, N.Y.) and freshman Philip Dzieniszewski (Bayside, N.Y.) teamed up to claim the gold in the 200 free relay at 1:23.90.
Holmes, the 2007 America East Men's Most Outstanding Swimmer, swam to victory in the 500 free with an ECAC record time of 4:23.68. The time breaks a seven-year old record set by Dominik Matuzewicz of Central Connecticut State in 2000 (4:24.07).
Koizim also medaled for the Bearcats, placing third in the 50 free, two tenths of a second off the pace at 21.16. In the three meter diving championship, Ryan Graham (Vestal, N.Y.) finished fifth with a total of 239.95 points.
On the women's side, freshman Anne Malvasi (Liverpool, N.Y.) and sophomore Katherine Hassfurter (Horseheads, N.Y.) finished seventh and eighth in the one-meter championships, with 194.85 and 194.37 points, respectively.
After the first day of competition, Harvard leads the men's field with 203.5 points, while Marist paces the women's side with 357.5 total points.
A full day of competition is on the slate for Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.
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