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Ryan Maierle of Fordham Preparatory School and Badger Swim Club in Larchmont, New York, has delivered his verbal commitment to attend and swim for Binghamton University for the fall of 2019. A versatile freestyler that can swim all distances, Maierle will bring career-best times in the 200-500-1650 yard freestyles that would have ranked him within the top 4 of the America East Conference for the 2018-2019 season and the fastest contested time for the Bearcats last season.
“I am excited to announce my verbal commitment to Binghamton University. Binghamton offers a great balance between its outstanding academics and athletics that is perfect for me. I would like to thank my family, friends, teammates, and coaches for making this possible. I can’t wait for the next four years. Go Bearcats!”
At the 2018 New England Senior Championships in December, Maierle swam the 200-500-1650 yard freestyles, taking 8th place in the 200 (1:43.54), 6th place in the 500 (4:36.52), and 3rd in the 1650 (16:08.00) with a new PR. At the 2019 New York Boys Federation Championships, he took 9th place in the 200-yard freestyle (1:44.30) and 11th place in the 500-yard freestyle (4:39.30).
Best Times in Yards:
- 50 free – 21.59
- 100 free – 46.60
- 200 free – 1:41.40
- 500 free – 4:33.39
- 1650 free – 16:08.00
His times would also have put him on ‘A’ 400 and 800-yard freestyle relays for Binghamton at the 2019 America East Conference Championships. He will be joining Michael Jiang, Zachary Ciriaco, Brandon Berger, Jackson Homan, Matthew Palguta, Justin Meyn, and Ryan Cohn as members of the class of 2023, a class already stacked with endurance-based swimmers.
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