Immediate Release: November 18, 2006
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BU swimming and diving competes at Bucknell Invitational
currently sit atop strong five-team contingent; women in fifth
after Day 1
1 Team Scores (PDF)
LEWISBURG, Pa.-- Behind a pair of individual freestyle victories
from senior David Holmes (Doncaster, England), the
men's swimming and diving team leads a five-team contingent at
the Bucknell Trials and Finals Invitational after the first day
of competition on Saturday at the Kinney Natatorium. The women
currently are in fifth place.
Holmes captured both the 50-yard (20.55) and 200-yard (1:36.95)
freestyle events highlighting a stellar performance on the men's
side. In the 200, he touched a full five seconds ahead of his
closest opponent, meeting the NCAA 'B' cut and setting a new
school record in the process.
"It was just a tremendous day overall on both sides,"
head coach Sean Clark said. "We had a number of excellent
swims today. I couldn't be more pleased with the way things are
The men got off to a fast start in the 200 free relay. The men's
team of Holmes, senior Brian Koizim (White Plains,
N.Y.), sophomore Brian Koralewski (Floral Park, N.Y.),
and freshman Philip Dzieniszewski (Bayside, N.Y.) took
first place clocking in at 1:24.48.
Koizim paced the field in the 200 IM (1:53.44) with sophomore
Brenno Varanda (St. Petersburg, Fla.) following close
behind in fourth (1:56.21).
The Bearcats received a pair of third-place efforts from senior
Trevor Stone (Windsor, N.Y.) in the 200 fly (1:55.22)
and sophomore Sean Lorenz (Norwich, N.Y) in the 100 backstroke
In the one-meter board dive, sophomore Ryan Graham (Vestal,
N.Y.) finished in second (243.85) while junior Matt Russo
(Manhattan, N.Y.) took fifth (212.50).
BU capped off an impressive afternoon by completing a sweep of
the relay events, as the quartet of Holmes, Koizim, Stone and
Varanda coasted to victory in the 400 medley (3:24.37).
When all was said and done, the Bearcats had established eight
individual personal best times and had captured seven of the
ten total events on the men's side. Heading into the second day
of competition Sunday, BU has 435 points to lead host Bucknell
(400), Old Dominion (338), Towson (304) and Rider (250).
On the women's side, BU received nine individual personal best
performances, highlighted by freshman Allyce Brand's (Highland
Park, Ill.) seventh place finish in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.73).
Sophomore Aleksandra Grubic (Split, Croatia) was a double
consolation finalist in the 50-yard (25.19) and 200-yard freestyle
(1:58.67) with 10th and 14th place finishes, respectively. Freshman
Lindsay Wright (Johnson City, N.Y.) took ninth 50-yard
On the boards, sophomore Katherine Hassfurter (Horseheads,
N.Y.) took third place honors in the one-meter dive (216.70).
teams return poolside for a full day of competition on Sunday,
with the trials slated to begin at 10 a.m. and the finals at