Immediate Release: February 7, 2006
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named America East Men's Swimming Performer of the Week
East Conference Release
N.Y.--Binghamton University sophomore Kaan
Tayla (Ankara, Turkey) has been named the America East Men's
Swimming Performer of the Week for January 31- February 6. This
is the second time this season and the fourth time in his career
he has received this honor.
Tayla won a pair of individual events and was the decisive piece
of the 400-medley relay that started out the dual meet against
conference rival Stony Brook with a victory for the Bearcats.
Tayla touched first in the 50-free (21.08) for the win and then
in the 100-free he was triumphant in 46.20, breaking the Stony
Brook pool record of 46.28. In the come-from-behind victory in
the 400-medley relay Tayla took the water 1.48 seconds behind
Stony Brooks Jason Maschi. Tayla swam his leg 4.79 seconds
faster than his Stony Brook competitor to win the relay in 3:26.69
which helped spark the team that eventually would win the meet
122-121. For the season the Bearcats went undefeated against
conference schools and finished the dual season with a 9-2 record.
the meet against Stony Brook, every event could not have counted
more," head coach Patrice Back said. "Kaan can rise
to the occasion when we need him. He started off the meet with
a come-from-behind win in the 400-medley relay. He swam amazing
in both his individual events. I hope this is an indicator of
how Kaan can swim at America East Championship and how the team
can get together and do what is necessary for a win."
The Bearcats are off next week before embarking on their biggest
meet of the season, the America East Conference Championships,
which will be held at Boston University on Feb. 16-19.
NOTE: This marks the fourth consecutive week that a member
of the Binghamton men's swimming team has received this award.
David Holmes received the award the three prior weeks. Of the
11 weeks this award has been given out this season, Binghamton
has grabbed it nine times.