Release: January 16, 2010
swimming & diving splits meet at St. Bonaventure
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. -- The Binghamton swimming and diving teams kicked off competition in the new year with a split at St. Bonaventure. The women picked up a 135-107 win while the men fell 109-132.
Freshman Tin Wai Siu won the first race of the meet for the Bearcats taking the 1000 free with a Binghamton freshman record time of 10:36.19. Siu also won the 200 fly (2:07.75) and the 500 free (5:11.99).
Junior Amanda Ciccone picked up a pair of wins, touching first in the 200 free (1:54.65) and the 100 free (53.01).
The Bearcats dominated the 50 free as freshman Caitlin Nelson won with a time of 25.80 just ahead of teammates senior Allyce Brand and freshman Olivia Baczek who tied for second place with a time of 25.87 apiece.
On the boards sophomore Morgan Neal placed first on the three-meter (184.88) and took second on the one-meter (188.03).
"Other than Vermont this is our biggest win of the year so far...We needed all our strength and all our depth to get this done...It was a highlight for me to see a team that trains together race so well together," said head coach Sean Clark after the meet.
For the men, freshman David Gleason won the 200 free (1:42.38) as well as the 200 back (1:54.79). Sophomore Nolan Slesnick won the 1000 free (9:52.86) and the 500 free (4:50.88). Junior Jason Chen took the 100 free (47.80).
"On the men's side we had some real strong performances but just didn't have enough to overcome St. Bonaventure. We made a good effort and it's a pretty good way to start 2010."
The Bearcats return home to host Buffalo on Monday, January 18th. The meet begins at 2 p.m.
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