BEARCAT SWIMMING WEEKLY
RELEASE - November 15, 2007
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
"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
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.
full meet recap and results click here...
from Sunday's meet...
Last time at the Bucknell
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
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
-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
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.
- Freshmen Kelsey
Anderson (Penfield, N.Y.) and Brittany
Detlef (Rochester, N.Y.) each posted
individual wins against UMass.
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.
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.
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