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Men's and Women's Swimming Split Meet at Binghamton

Binghamton, N.Y. - Drexel Men's Swimming defeated Binghamton 170-128, while the women fell to the Bearcats, 194-97, splitting the away meet in upstate New York on Saturday.

Men's and Women's Swimming Split Meet at Binghamton

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Binghamton, N.Y. – Drexel Men's Swimming defeated Binghamton 170-128, while the women fell to the Bearcats, 194-97, splitting the away meet in upstate New York on Saturday.

Freshman Alex Galinskiy had a successful day, taking first place in the 100 free, the 100 fly, and 200 IM events.  Galinskiy completed the 200 IM in 1:57.58 seconds, posting Drexel's fastest time for that event so far this season.  His teammates Chad Schmidt, Andrew Reimon, John Quagliariello, Alex Chialastri, and Mike Krohn helped to lead the team to victory by securing wins in the 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, 200 free, and 200 fly respectively. The men's team also finished first in the 200 yard medley relay with a time of 1:36.97 and the 400 yard free relay in 3:13.29.

For the women, junior Lauren Faykes took first in both the 200 and 500 free events.  Faykes finished the 200 free in 1:57.30, also making the Dragons' best time for that event so far this season.  This was only her second time competing in the 500 free event and she dropped eight seconds off her previous best with a time of  5:15.32.  Senior Devina Tyagi also brought home a victory in the 100 backstroke with a time of 59.81.

Drexel diver Stephen Cal swept both events, taking the one-meter event with a score of 268.65 and finishing the three-meter with a 278.40.

Drexel swimming is back in action November 18-20 when they will compete at the Terrier Invitational in Boston, Mass.  Diving next competes on December 1-3 at the Princeton Invitational.

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