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For Immediate Release: March 17, 2007
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (sports@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-2956

BU Swimmer David Holmes closes out career with third top-30 finish at NCAA Championships

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Binghamton University
senior swimming standout David Holmes (Doncaster, England) closed out his storied Bearcat career with his third top-30 finish in as many days at the 2007 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.

In his final collegiate race, Holmes finished in 26th place in the 200-butterfly. He finished four positions higher than his seed entering the race, touching the wall in 1:47.36.

Holmes recorded three top-30 efforts in his respective events against the nation's best swimmers. In Friday's 200-free, Holmes posted a final time of 1:36.23, leaving him 0.54 seconds shy of a top-16 finish which would have earned All-America honors. On Thursday, he made his championship debut with a 27th place showing in 500-free (4:23.81).

He is the first men's swimmer in both school and America East Conference history to qualify for nationals, joining former BU women's swimmers Yun Qu and Huijue Cai as the only Bearcats to make a Division I NCAA Championship appearance. The senior concludes his career as the school record holder in five individual events and as part of three relay efforts.
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