For Immediate Release: November 21, 2009
Contact: Ian Milne (
Phone: 607-777-6800

Binghamton men's swimming & diving takes out Marist while the women beat Siena and lose to Marist

[Full Results...]

EDISON, N.J. -- The Binghamton men's swimming and diving team took down Marist on Saturday afternoon at the McCann Center Natatorium. The men won 161-139 while the women defeated Siena 174-125 and fell to Marist 125-173.

Sophomore Joe Perez-Rogers, junior Jason Chen, freshman Tim Cabasino and freshman David Gleason started the Bearcats off with a win in the 200 medley relay (1:37.92).

Chen took three races for the men, winning the 100 breast (1:01.99), the 100 free (48.08) and the 200 IM (2:00.21) while Perez-Rogers won the 100 back (52.24) and the 100 fly (52.18). Gleason took the 200 back (1:55.34)

Freshman Josh Saccurato won the 200 fly (1:59.12), and fellow freshman Andrew Ellman took the 200 breast (2:17.67) to claim his first collegiate victory, while sophomore Nolan Slesnick placed first in the 500 free (4:48.71) and second in the 200 free (1:48.11).

Sophomore Nick Turner placed second on the three-meter (262.40) and the one-meter (247.45).

Junior Amanda Ciccone continued to shine for the Bearcats as she won the 50 free (24.46), the 100 free (53.45) and the 200 IM (2:09.25).

Freshman Tin Wai Siu placed first in the 200 fly (2:08.99) and 100 fly (58.37) while placing fourth in the 200 free (1:57.39).

Senior Allyce Brand, freshman Caitlin Nelson, senior Taryn Ferrara and freshman Olivia Baczek finished off the meet for the women win a win in the 400 free relay (3:40.57).

On the boards junior Liz Esposito placed fourth on the three-meter (181.45) and the one-meter (179.80).

"On the men's side we were a little sluggish today, but we still had some impressive wins. Overall we swam well, but we were not as prepared as I would have hoped we would be," said head coach Sean Clark after the meet. "On the women's side of things it was a battle all day long. It was nice to see us come through with a victory. We've got one more meet to finish up a pretty strong semester."

The Bearcats compete in one final meet of the semester when they travel to Cornell on December 5th to face the Bears at 11 a.m.

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