For Immediate Release: October 9, 2010
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BU swimming & diving opens season at WNY Invitational with quality performance
Bearcats use meet as tune up for beginning of dual meet season next month


BUFFALO, 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."

Sophomore 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.

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