For Immediate Release: November 20, 2009
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Binghamton swimming & diving topples Canisius for third win of the season

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VESTAL, N.Y. -- The Binghamton women's swimming and diving team toppled Canisius on Friday afternoon at the Patrica A. Saunders Center. The women took down the Griffens with a score of 133-94.

Nine different Bearcats won individual events as Binghamton dominated the water losing only one race.

Freshmen Kimberly Ong, Lindsey Parmiter, senior Rita Brodfuehrer and freshman Caitlin Nelson helped the Bearcats began strong by winning the 200 Medley with a time of 1:54.61.

In the individual races junior Amanda Ciccone won the 100 fly (58.17) while sophomore Kylie Cremer took the 1000 free in a time of 11:02.11. Also placing for the Bearcats, junior Kelsey Anderson touched first in the 200 free (2:02.34), senior Taryn Ferrara won the 50 free (25.41), senior Allyce Brand took the 200 IM (2:14.45), freshman Melissa Lindahl won the 100 free (57.59), freshman Oliva Baczek took the 100 back (1:00.78) and freshman Tin Wai Siu placed first in the 500 free (5:12.63).

Finishing strong, freshman Lauri Crimmins, Lindahl, junior Brittany Detlef and sophomore Maria Mazzoni won the 200 free relay (1:45.72) for the Bearcats.

Ferrara and Baczek collected their first collegiate victories while Baczek and Cremer posted lifetime best times.

"Everyday we come to practice and we want to win. We train to win. We want to be champions and we know we're not all the way there but it's really exciting to have a winning record. To do it with the depth that we have makes it even more exciting," said head coach Sean Clark after the meet. "It's fun to win, it makes the tough training a little easier to handle…the team has a lot of energy now and we're looking forward to some fast swimming tomorrow.."

The Bearcat women have a quick turnaround as they head out with the men on Saturday, November 21. The men face Siena while the women also compete against Marist at 1 p.m.

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