sweeps Vermont and Niagara in opening tri-meet of the season
N.Y.--Binghamton had six double event winners as both the men's
and women's swimming and diving teams swept a tri-meet with Niagara
and Vermont. The men's team (2-0) beat Niagara 136-85 and Vermont
162-42 while the women's team (2-0) beat Niagara 165-65 and Vermont
146-96. Niagara beat Vermont 146-73 in the men's meet but lost
in the women's meet 165-71.
"This was a great first meet for us," head coach Patrice
Back said. "The men showed that they are a very versatile
team because we were able to move a lot of people around into
different events. The women were tough today because the meet
was pretty close about halfway through. They did what they had
to do to win."
On the men's side, senior Chris McGuire (Essex, England)
won the 1000 free (10:00.93) and the 100 breast (1:00.99), junior
Axel Hellstrom (Umea, Sweden) won the 200 IM (2:06.24)
and the 500 free (5:04.66) while freshman Brian Koizim (White
Plains, N.Y.) made the most of his first meet, capturing
the 100 back (56.67) and the 200 free (1:50.34).
The women were led by senior Amy DeWitt (Mastic, N.Y.),
who won the 200 IM (2:16.25) and the 100 back (1:02.11), senior
Yun Qu (Hangzhou, China), who finished first in the 200
free (2:01.25) and the 100 fly (57.61) and junior Laura Linek
(Canandaigua, N.Y.), who won the 50 and 100 free events with
times of 25.13 and 54.13 respectively.
teams are off until Nov. 1, when they travel to Towson for a
1 p.m. meet.