Immediate Release: October 30, 2004
Contact: Thomas Moore II (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bearcats split dual meet with Towson
VESTAL, N.Y.--Freshman Kaan Tayla (Ankara, Turkey), sophomore David Holmes (Doncaster, England) and seniors Robert Kaczynski (Tychy, Poland) and Huijue Cai (Shanghai, China) each won two individual events as the Binghamton swimming and diving teams split a dual meet against Towson on Saturday afternoon at the Patricia A. Saunders Aquatic Center. The men (3-0) won 126-116 while the women (0-3) were defeated 138-63.
On the men's side, sophomore Brian Koizim (White Plains, N.Y.), Kaczynski, Holmes and Tayla won the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:30.08, setting a new pool record. The previous record was set in 2002 by Cornell was 3:31.22.
"I am amazed they could swim that fast. To have those great races and great times is just amazing," head coach Patrice Back said. "We did not rest this week. Heading into the last race, the men knew if they won the team would win, this got both teams into the race and our other men and the women's team cheered them hard. Towson is a force, they are a good team in a great conference. I am happy we could keep up with them and defeat them in the end."
Tayla was victorious with wins in the 100 free (46.69) and the 200 free (1:45.21). Holmes was triumphant in the 50 free (21.58) and the 200 fly (1:56.37). Kaczynski captured in the 200 breast (2:13.40) and the 200 IM (1:56.94). Also with a win for the men was Koizim in the 200 back (1:59.00).
Cai was first in the 50 free (24.82) and the 200 fly (2:11.48). Freshman Tara Schneider (Williamsville, N.Y.) also had a win on the women's side taking first in the 200 Breast (2:39.57).
The Bearcats head to UMBC on Saturday at 2 p.m. Seton Hall will also be there.
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