Immediate Release: December 8, 2007
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Swimming and Diving sweeps dual meet from Niagara
VESTAL, N.Y. -- Freshman swimmer Brittany
Detlef (Rochester, N.Y.) won a pair of events and swam on
a winning relay team leading
the Binghamton mens and womens swimming squads to
a dual meet sweep over Niagara on Saturday afternoon at the Patricia
A. Saunders Aquatic Center.
Binghamton's women won 11 of 16 events en route to a 174-118
victory, while the men recorded a 160-131 victory over the visiting
Purple Eagles. The dual meet wins were the first of the season
for both BU squads.
"It was a great way to end the semester" said head
swim coach Sean Clark. "Both the men and women were on top
of their game and really swam great. I am pleased to get that
first victory under our belts on both sides. It is a well-deserved
celebration headed into finals week."
Detlef won the 100-fly in 1:00.28 and the 200-fly 2:13.70, and
swam the third leg of BU's meet-opening 200-medley relay victory.
Fellow freshman Kelsey
Anderson (Penfield, N.Y.) was also a double-event winner
for the women. Anderson took the 1,000-free in 11:02.65 and the
500-free in 5:26.94. She now has four individual victories on
Also recording individual wins on the afternoon were freshmen
Worthington (Leawood, Kan.) in the 100-back in 1:01.68, Jordyn
Kline (Amsterdam, N.Y.) in the 200-back in 2:18.36, and Nicole
Sheridan (Garden City, N.Y.) in the 200-IM in 2:18.29, and
Brand (Highland Park, Ill.) in the 50-free in 25.33.
Maney (New Paltz, N.Y.) and Kate
Hassfurter (Horseheads, N.Y.) led a BU sweep on the boards,
taking the one-meter event (277.03) and the three-meter event
On the men's side, the Bearcats captured 11 of the 16 events
with nine different Bearcats recording individual victories on
Senior Dylan Hobe (New Windsor, N.Y.) led the way,
recording wins in both breaststroke events. Hobe won the 100-breast
in 1:01.25 and the 200-breast in 2:15.25.
Reigning America East Swimmer of the Week, junior Brenno
Varanda (St. Petersburg, Fla.), touched first in the 200-back
in 1:59.45 for his team-high 13th victory of the season.
Senior Bryan Kwiatkowski (Garnerville,
N.Y.), juniors Andrew
Palumbo (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.), Peter
Rodrick (Briacliff Manor, N.Y.), and Brian
Koralewski (Floral Park, N.Y.), as well as sophomore Brian Jacobs (Bloomingburg, N.Y.) and
freshman Jason Chen (Livingston, N.J.)
all recorded victories for the Bearcat men.
Kwiatkowski recorded his first collegiate win in the 100-back
in a time of 57.21.
Palumbo took the 200-IM in 2:03.19, Rodrick won the 500-free
in 4:59.85, Koralewski won the 200-fly in 2:00.65, Jacobs the
1,000-free in 10:07.57, and Chen the 100-fly in 53.71.
After missing some time due to injury, junior Ryan
Graham (Vestal, N.Y.) was triumphant in his return to the
boards, winning the one-meter dive with 278.93 points.
Bearcats will resume competition after the semester break and
following their winter trip to Florida in early January, on Saturday,
January 11 when they host Buffalo at 1 p.m.