Lafayette Swept in Tri-Meet by Army and Colgate

Go Leopards! Cory Schutz won the 100 yard breaststroke in 58.39
Cory Schutz won the 100 yard breaststroke in 58.39

Jan. 28, 2012

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HAMILTON, N.Y. - The Lafayette swimming and diving team competed in a conference tri-meet on Saturday afternoon against host Colgate and Army. The men's team was defeated by Army, 179-103, and fell against Colgate, 206-84. The Black Knights were victorious on the women's side, 181.5-114.5 and the Raiders claimed a 178-115 win.

"We had some pretty good performances today," head coach Jim Dailey said. "We are still pretty beat up after our winter training trip, but overall the performances are about where we thought they would be and I'm proud of the team's effort at the end of the dual-meet season."

Cory Schutz and Megan Kaveney provided the individual highlights for the Leopards in the event. Schutz touched the wall first in the men's 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 58.39. The senior paired that effort with a second place finish in the 200 yard breaststroke, clocking in at 2:09.91. Schutz also took third in the 200 yard IM, posting a time of 2:03.99.

Kaveney's effort in the 50 yard freestyle gave her the top spot as the freshman was timed at 24.77. She also swam on a pair of second place relay teams in the meet. The foursome of Alexandra Berger, Kate Durkan and Jacqueline Johnson joined Kaveney in the 400 yard freestyle relay, recording a time of 3:39.79. In the 200 yard medley relay, Kaveney linked up with Alex Brannick, Dana Purdy and Lauren Berry to time in at 1:51.11.

Freshman Nathan Witmer represented Lafayette with a second place spot in the men's 200 yard IM with his time of 2:03.43.

The men's 400 yard freestyle relay team of Evan Newbold, Michael Black, Adam Gill and Stephen McCormick joined together for the second position in the race. The group clocked in at 3:15.56.

Lafayette returns to the pool on Feb. 16 when it travels to Annapolis, Md. to compete in the Patriot League Championships.

 

 

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