Immediate Release: October 28, 2006
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and Diving impressive in home-opening dual meets
men defeat Canisius while women split a pair of results
N.Y..-- In its first home meet of the season, the Binghamton
University Swimming & Diving teams both had strong showings
on Saturday afternoon at the Patricia A. Saunders Aquatic Center.
The Bearcat men outscored Canisius College 183-84, while the
women split a pair of dual matchups topping Canisius 219-70,
but falling to Vermont 168.5-121.5
For the men, senior David Holmes continued his stellar
start to the 2006-07 season breaking a pair of individual pool
records. Holmes won the 100-fly with a time of 49.74, eclipsing
the previous best mark of 50.38 set by Cornell's Danny Diette
in 2004. He also paced the Bearcats' record-setting relay effort
in the 800-freestyle with a pool-best 200 freestyle time of 1:39.09
in the race's lead leg.
The meet-closing relay victory saw Holmes, senior co-captains
Brian Koizim and Trevor Stone, and Brenno Varanda
team up to shave nearly 10 seconds off the previous pool record
clocking in at 6:59.6. The previous pool record (7:09.29) had
stood since 1994.
For the second straight meet, Varanda was a multi-event winner,
touching first in the 200-backstroke and the 1000-free, while
Koizim paced all swimmers in the 100-backstroke.
Other top performers for the men included junior Jason Lapp
touching first in both the 200-fly and the 200-breaststroke,
junior Bryan Kwiatkowski delivering a strong performance
to take 200-free, and freshman Philip Dzieniszewski capturing
the 50 free with a time of 22.71 in his first collegiate meet.
Junior Sean Lorenz rounded out the Bearcat winners, with
a first-place finish in the 100-free.
In men's diving, the Bearcats swept both events led by strong
performances by junior Matt Russo and sophomore Ryan
Highlighting the women's effort, was a stellar meet-opening relay
victory in the 200-medley. The Bearcat foursome of freshmen Allyce
Brand and Lindsay Wright and sophomores Kelly Harris
and Aleksandra Grubic, combined to edge Vermont by the
narrowest of margins, touching first by a mere two-tenths of
In just their second career meets, the Bearcat freshmen duo continued
to excel. Wright, a Johnson City, N.Y. native, won the 50-free
in a time of 25.42 seconds and took second in the 100-free (55.28)
while Brand had a solid all-around performance registering a
pair of second-place finishes in the 100 and 200-breast events.
Grubic also scored for the Bearcats, claiming second in the 100
women's diving, Anne Malvasi, Katherine Hassfurter
and Melanie Gelfand took second, third and fourth
place respectively, in both the 1-meter and 3-meter events.
Bearcats return to action Saturday with a dual meet against conference
foe UMBC at 1 p.m.
TEAM MEET RESULTS
Binghamton def. Canisius (183 - 84)
Binghamton def. Canisius (219-70 )
Vermont def. Binghamton (168.5-121.5)
Vermont def. Canisius College (192-71)