Lafayette Men Take Down Colgate 164-95
Jan. 18, 2014
HAMILTON, N.Y. - The Lafayette men's swimming and diving team claimed a Patriot League victory over Colgate on Saturday in a tri-meet with Colgate and Army at Colgate's Lineberry Natatorium. The Leopard men won 10 of the 14 swimming events against Colgate, beating out the hosts 164-95 for a split decision with Army's 176-84 victory. On the women's side, the Leopards were swept by Colgate (197-93) and Army (242-52).
Junior Evan Newbold was the standout performer for the Lafayette men, garnering first place in the 50 free (21.93). He also captured a second-place finish in the 200 backstroke, swimming 1:58.23. Sophomore Greg Grewal also had a successful Saturday, claiming the 100-meter breaststroke in 58.33, nearly two seconds faster than the second-place swimmer from Army. Grewal swam the fourth-best time in the 200 breast in 2:10.68.
Sophomore Rob Lowery took home a second place in the 100 freestyle (48.34). Lowery, Newbold, Joshua Hitchings and Christopher Wickwire combined to win the 200 free relay in 1:28.73. Sophomore Rob Pollastro (4:25.84) and freshman David Perlow (4:30.79) finished second and third, respectively, in the in the 400 IM.
For the Lafayette women, sophomore Jaclyn Andrews swam to a third place in the 200 butterfly (2:13.41) and was fourth in the 100-yard event (1:00.50). Junior Megan Kaveney earned a second-place finish in the 50 free (24.49 ) and was fifth the 100 free.
"Both teams were tired from our winter training trip to Plantation, Florida. We trained a lot harder with one less day in our trip this year," said Lafayette head coach Jim Dailey. "The teams swam a little flat but we did what we needed to." "It was a great meet for the men, finishing the dual meet season with a win over a Patriot League opponent. In the win over Colgate, everyone was involved," Dailey continued. "The women were led by outstanding performances from sprinter Meg Kaveney and Jackie Andrews. We have a lot to look forward to with the Navy Invitational right around the corner."
The Navy Invitational is scheduled for Feb. 1 in Annapolis, Md.