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Leopards Face Patriot League Foes Army and Colgate

Jan. 16, 2017

Complete Results

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Lafayette competed with Patriot League foes Army and Colgate in a tri-meet on Monday afternoon at Crandall Pool on the grounds of the United States Military Academy.

Freshman Bryce Currie was the Leopards’ outstanding performer on the afternoon, claiming second place in the 200-yard freestyle (1:47.54) and in the 100 free (48.92).

Sophomore Weston Lickfeld placed second in the 200 breast, touching the wall in 2:18.31. Junior Sam Haines took home third place in the 200 butterfly in 2:02.55. In the 200 back, sophomore Brian Ross finished second in 2: 04.10 while Noah Decker was fourth in 2:08.40.

In the 50 free, Kyle Doherty (22.36) and Xavier Laracuente (22.47) claimed third and fourth places.

On the women’s side, Dailey pointed out Julia Hall (fifth in the 200 free in 2:00.91) and Faye Melekos (4th in 100 backstroke 1:03.40) for strong performances.

"It was a tough meet for us coming off our training trip. We were pretty tired from training doubles the last two weeks,” said Lafayette head coach Jim Dailey. “The first half of the meet we swam really flat in terms of energy and started getting faster after the midway point."

“The swimmers were racing as hard as they could and we just ran out of gas,” Dailey explained. “Our last dual meet was Nov. 18 against Lehigh. It has been two months.”

Lafayette’s next meet is Jan. 28 at the Bison Invitational hosted by Bucknell.