Immediate Release: October 9, 2010
Contact: Terrence Lollie (email@example.com)
BU swimming & diving opens season at WNY Invitational with
use meet as tune up for beginning of dual meet season next month
N.Y. -- The Binghamton men's and women's swimming and diving
teams opened up its 2010-11 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 University at Buffalo, Niagara, Canisius
and Saint Bonaventure.
Head coach Sean Clark thought the team performed well in their
season opener, "I was impressed with Jason's (Chen) senior
leadership," he said. "We had a lot of stong efforts
and we are heading in the right direction. I was happy with the
way our frehman performed. I'm excited that we found out where
we are right now."
Tiffany Siu led the Bearcat charge as
she swam to a pair of victories Saturday afternoon. Siu flew
to victory in 400 IM, breaking her school record with a time
of 4:26.06. She also won the 200 fly, improving her personal
best time. Siu finished third in the 100 free (53.27) while helping
the 200 medley relay team to a third place finish.
Brittany Detlef, Danielle Gallo
and Caitlin Nelson joined Siu, touching
with a time of 1:51.79.
On the men's side junior Nolan Slesnick
and senior Jason Chen each glided to
first place finishes. Slesnick won the 400 IM with a time of
4:13.52 while Chen was victorious in the 100 fly (51.58). Chen
also finished fourth in the 100 free (48.13) and sixth in the
100 breast (1:01.87). Slesnick day wasn't finished as he took
third in the 500 free (4:47.13) and seventh in the 200 back (2:02.15).
Junior Joe Perez-Rogers and sophomore
Josh Saccurato each had busy days
as they both placed in the top ten in four events. Perez-Rogers'
best finish of the day was a second place swim in the 100 back
with a time of 52.57. Perez-Rogers also finished fourth in the
50 free (21.66) and fifth in both the 200 free (1:47.69) and
400 IM (4:27.66).
Saccurato's top event of the meet was a third place finish in
the 200 back with a time of 1:59.48. He also took sixth in the
200 IM (2:00.70), ninth in the 100 back (56.34) and tenth in
the 100 fly (53.82).
Sophomore transfer Karissa Gorman had
a pair of top ten finishes on the day, taking third in the 200
back (2:30.70) and sixth in the 400 IM (4:45.61). Junior Maria Mazzoni had a solid performance
in the pool Saturday touching third in the 200 free (1:58.96)
and seventh in the 50 free (25.63).
Freshman Lauren Flower started off
her collegiate career on the right foot placing fifth in the
200 back with a time of 2:32.91 and eighth in 100 breast (1:10.63)
and 200 IM (2:16.99).
The Bearcats do not return to the pool until next month when
they host Massachusetts on Nov. 5 and 6.