Swimming and Diving heads to Bucknell Invitational
The Binghamton swimming and diving teams will be back in action in Lewisburg, Pa. next Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17-18, as they compete at the two-day Bucknell Trials/Finals Invitational. Trials will begin each day at 10 a.m., while finals will commence at 5 p.m.

Bearcats fall to visiting UMass in non-league dual meet action
The BU men's and women's swimming and diving teams dropped dual meets to visiting UMass on Sunday at the Patricia A. Saunders Aquatic Center.

"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 had three individual victories in BU's 171-129 loss in the men's meet. Chen won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:47.33, the 500 freestyle in 4:49.72 and the 200 individual medley in 2:00.06.

Chen now has five individual wins on the season. He has also swum on three winning relays.

In the women's meet, BU lost 192-108. Bearcat freshman Danielle Gallo (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) won the 100 breaststroke in 1:09.48 and the 200 breaststroke in 2:31.91, posting the fourth-fastest times in school history in both events.

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Photos from Sunday's meet...

Last time at the Bucknell Invitational
Last season, the BU men captured the Bucknell Trial/Finals Invitational. The Bearcats amassed 836 points to hold off host Bucknell, which finished second in the five-team meet with 816 points.

On the women's side, despite finishing fifth in the five-team field, the Bearcats concluded the weekend meet having established a total of 30 individual personal-best times.

Notes, streaks, etc.
Junior Brenno Varanda (St. Petersburg, Fla.) continues to lead the Bearcat men with six individual wins on the season. Against UMass, Varanda won 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). Varanda owns the America East's fastest time thus far in the 200-IM (1:56.97) and the 200-breast (2:08.29).

-Bearcat Andrew Palumbo (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) continues to have a strong junior campaign. Against UMass, Palumbo was a double-winner, leading BU's 1-2 finishes in both the breaststroke events. Palumbo now has four individual wins on the season and has been a double-winner in two consecutive meets.

-Senior Jason Lapp (Linwood, N.Y.) had a strong showing on Sunday, taking second place honors in both breaststroke events with times of 1:01.71 and 2:12.93, respectively.

Kelsey Anderson (Penfield, N.Y.) and Brittany Detlef (Rochester, N.Y.) each posted individual wins against UMass.

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 notched her first collegiate win earlier this season against Boston University. The Penfield, N.Y. native also added a second place finish in the 500-free on Sunday 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. Earlier this season, Detlef posted the seventh fastest 100-fly time in school history, turning in a 1:00.64 effort.

Sophomore Allyce Brand (Highland Park, Ill.)
and Lyndsi Worthington (Leawood, Kan.) each added runner-up performances for the Bearcat women. Brand posted the seventh fastest time in school history in the 200-breast, touching second in a time of 2:35.40.

Worthington was second in the 200-back with a time of 2:16.55. She leads the BU women with three individual wins on the season.

America East Performance Lists 2007-2008

Reviewing 06-07/Previewing 07-08

With first-year head coach Sean Clark at the helm, the men's and swimming and diving team enjoyed a historic 2006-07 season. The men's team finished with 6-3 dual meet record, runner-up honors at the America East Championship and sent its first male swimmer in school and conference history to the NCAA Division I Championships. The men face the tall task of replacing its much-heralded 2007 senior class, but with a strong cast of returnees and a number of impact newcomers this year's squad is prepared to fill the void and eager to leave its own mark on the program. The Bearcat women earned a seventh-place finish at the America East Championships and posted a pair of dual meet victories, highlighted by a solid win over conference rival Stony Brook. Youth is the name of the game for this year's women's squad which features 19 underclassmen, including nine freshmen and 10 sophomores.

Preseason Polls Announced
The Binghamton men's and women's swimming and diving teams have been picked to finish second and sixth, respectively, at the 2008 America East Swimming and Diving Championships, according to a poll by the league's head coaches, the conference announced Tuesday. UMBC was chosen to repeat as conference champions on both the men's and women's sides.

Conference releases:
Women S & D

Men S & D

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