Swimming and diving sweeps Colgate

VESTAL, NY – Binghamton posted seven double winners and set four pool records, highlighting Colgate in Friday night’s double swimming and diving competition at the Saunders Aquatic Center. The Bearcats won 225-57 in the men’s and 184-114 in the women.

“Tonight was a good night for us”, head coach Jerry Cummiskey said. “We came ready to go in the women’s competition and the men wanted to do well in the relays that we don’t normally swim in during the season. Both teams are in a good place at this point in the season.”

In the men’s race, sophomore Xiaoyu Lin captured both the 100 chest and 200 chest with times of 55.72 and 2:05.32, respectively. In the process, he broke the 100 chest pole record of 56.75 set by Lucas Kennedy of Canisus in 2014.

Lin was part of a second pole record set by the 400 medley relay quartet, which also included freshmen Keegan Chatham and Elijah Lanfear as well as sophomores Liam Murphy. Their time of 3:22.66 eclipsed the 2010 mark of 3:26.04 set by Binghamton.

Lanfear senior men’s team 200 free relay Benjamin Beldner and juniors Justin Meyn and Ryan Maierle also set the polar record. Their time of 1:23.66 broke the Bearcats’ 2008 mark of 1:23.81.

Meyn also won a few individual events, taking top honors in the 50 free (21.11) and 100 flying (50.28). Lanfear meanwhile swept the 100 free (47.02) and 200 free (1:44.85).

The other double winner of Bearcats in the men was junior Ryan Cohn the first was in both diving events. He scored 285.15 points in the one meter and 261.08 points in the three meter competition.

Binghamton’s last pole record was set by sophomore Henry Shemet in the 400 IM. His time of 4:03.51 eclipsed 2003’s time of 4:03.80, which was set by Chris Grabowski of Lafayette.

The rest of the individual winners for the Bearcat men’s squad was Chatham in the 200 back (1:56.15), sophomore Zachary Ciriaco in the 1000 free (9:59.90), sophomore George Kipshidze at the 100 back (54.00) and junior Matthew Palguta in the 500 free (4:49.08).

The women’s team has meanwhile booked three double winners. sophomore Courtney Moane won the 100 breast (1:06.34) and the 200 breast (2:24.36), sophomore Molly Greeley was victorious in the 50 free (24.85) and the 400 IM (4:39.80) and sophomore Lindsey Weissman was first in the one meter diving competition (214.43) and the three meter competition (238.58).

Other winners on the women’s side were sophomores marley zimmerman in the 200 free (1:56.94), sophomore Kandice Chandra back (1:00.75) and sophomore Maddie Hoover in the 100 free (55.07).

Binghamton will remain at home for a meeting this Saturday at 1 p.m. against Canisius.

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