For Immediate Release: November 11, 2007
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Swimming & Diving drops dual meet to UMass

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VESTAL, N.Y. -- The Binghamton swimming and diving squads dropped their respective dual meets against Atlantic-10 opponent UMass on Sunday afternoon at the Patricia A. Saunders Aquatic Center.

The visiting Minutemen won 22 of 32 events as the men were victorious by a 171-129 margin and the women came out on top by a score of 192-108.

"We had a number of excellent swims on both sides today," head swim coach Sean Clark said. "It was a very competitive meet and we fared far better against them than we did in last year's meet. They just had more firepower."

On the men's side, Binghamton won six individual events led by triple-winner freshman Jason Chen (Livingston, N.J.). Chen claimed victories in the 200-free (1:47.33), 500-free (4:49.72), and 200-IM. (2:00.06). He now has five individual wins on the season.

"Jason shined today," Clark said. "He had some really quick swims and really came up big for us."

Junior Andrew Palumbo (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) added a pair of victories on the afternoon, leading BU's 1-2 finishes in both the breaststroke events. Palumbo took first in the 100-breast in a time of 59.70, and later followed with a win in the 200-breast, turning in a time of 2:12.20.

Coming in right behind Palumbo was senior Jason Lapp (Linwood, N.Y.), who took second place honors in both breaststroke events with times of 1:01.71 and 2:12.93, respectively.

Junior Brenno Varanda (St. Petersburg, Fla.) also claimed individual gold for the Bearcats. Varanda won his sixth individual event of the season, taking the 1,000-free in a time of 9:58.66.
He also added runner-up finishes in the 200-IM (2:00.16) and 500-free (4:53.40).

Freshman Danielle Gallo (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) swept the breaststroke events to pace BU's efforts on the women's side. Gallo won the 100-breast in 1:09.48 and later completed the sweep in the 200-breast, clocking in at 2:31.97.

Also recording individual wins for the Bearcats were freshmen
Kelsey Anderson (Penfield, N.Y.) and Brittany Detlef (Rochester, N.Y.).

Anderson recorded the second individual win of her collegiate career, taking the 1,000-free in a time of 11:03.49. She led a 1-2 BU effort as classmate Nicole Sheridan (Garden City, N.Y.) took second in 11:08.27. Anderson also finished in second in the 500-free with a time of 5:27.10.

Detlef swam a 1:00.88 in the 100-fly to record her first win of the 2007 season. She also added a second place finish in the 200-fly.

Sophomore Allyce Brand (Highland Park, Ill.)
and Lyndsi Worthington (Leawood, Kan.) each added runner-up performances for the Bearcat women.

"I am proud of where we are at this point in the season and I am really looking forward to see what we can turn in next week at Bucknell," said Clark. "I think we're well-trained, focused, and I hope to see us continue to turn in some quick times."

The Bearcats will next compete at the Bucknell Invitational on Saturday and Sunday, November 17-18.
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