Immediate Release: October 13, 2007
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (email@example.com)
BU swimming & diving opens season at WNY Invitational
wins pair of events to highlight 07-08 season opener
N.Y. -- The Binghamton men's and women's swimming and diving
teams opened up its 2007-08 season at the Western New York Invitational,
hosted by the University at Buffalo.
There was no team scoring in the meet that also included men's
and women's squads from Canisius, Niagara, St. Bonaventure and
"We were really pleased
with our initial performance," said second-year head coach
Sean Clark. "We are definitely looking forward to having
a real dual meet at the end of the month and bringing everyone
along to show off our new skills.
We'll train hard for the next two weeks and see where the dual
meet season leads us."
Varanda (St. Petersburg, Fla.) captured a pair of individual
events to highlight the men's efforts. Varanda touched first
in the 200 breast (2:08.29) and 400 IM (4:12.50), while claiming
runner-up honors in the 500 free (4:50.09).
Junior Andrew Palumbo (Yorktown Heights,
N.Y.) had a strong effort winning the 100 breast (59.75) and
touching in third in the 200 breast (2:14.03).
Freshmen Jason Chen (Livingston, N.J.)
and Kevin Kearney (Latham, N.Y.) both earned their first collegiate
victories. Chen won the 200 IM (1:58.20) and had a second-place
finish in the 100 fly (53.59) and third in the 200 back (1:58.33).
Kearney won the 100 back (54.38) and took fourth in the 200 back
Sophomore transfer Cole Courtemanche
(Gardner, Mass.) came up big in his Binghamton debut with runner-up
honors in the 1,000 free (10:06.20) and a fifth-place in the
On the women's side, BU's incoming freshman class paid immediate
dividends. Freshmen Lyndsi
Worthington (Leawood, Kan.), Nicole
Sheridan (Garden City, N.Y.), Kelsey
Anderson (Penfield, N.Y.) , and Danielle
Gallo (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) each delivered strong efforts
in their Bearcat debuts.
Worthington chalked up third and sixth place performances in
the 200 (2:11.41) and 100 (1:01.51) backstroke events.
Sheridan posted three top-eight performances, finishing fifth
in the 400 IM (4:53.52), sixth in the 200 breast (2:35.25), and
seventh in the 200 IM (2:19.52).
Anderson took eighth in the 1,000 free (11:01.20) while Gallo was fourth in the 100 breast
(1:09.55) and seventh in the 200 breast (1:00.71).
Sophomores Allyce Brand (Highland Park, Ill.) and Brittany
Detlef (Rochester, N.Y.) were equally
as impressive. Brand took third in the 50 free (25.36), while
Detlef was third in the 200 fly (2:14.10).
Bearcat men and women host the first of eight home meets, when
Boston University visits the Patricia A. Saunders Aquatic Center
on Saturday, October 27.