Navy Invite Provides Final Tune-up For Championships
Feb. 1, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Lafayette swimming and diving team completed its final meet in preparation for the 2014 Patriot League Championships, competing at the Naval Academy Invitational on Saturday at Lejeune Hall.
Seven teams (Navy, American, Army, Bucknell, Lehigh, Shippensburg) took part in the meet along with members of the Naval Academy Aquatics Club. No team scoring was kept for the event.
Freshman Thomas Doolittle and senior Abby Floyd-Jones had the top overall finishes for the Leopards, ending fifth in the 200 breast stroke and the 200 freestyle, respectively. Doolittle clocked a time of 2:14.77 while Floyd-Jones touched the wall in 2:01.55. Freshman Stephanie Nickerson came in three spots behind Floyd-Jones in 2:03.23.
In the 200 butterfly, freshman Ashley Goreshnik (2:17.68) and sophomore Caroline Kearney (2:17.82) placed sixth and seventh respectively. Kearney added a 10th place finish in the 50 freestyle (25.27).
Freshman Shira Bernstein placed sixth in the 1650 free (18:50.36), classmate Meridith Guro took home seventh spot in the 100 back (1:01.06) and Megan Kaveney placed 10th in the 100 butterfly (1:01.03) to round out Lafayette's top-10 individual finishers in the meet.
The men took fourth in the 200 medley with Evan Newbold, Greg Grewal, Joshua Hitchings and Rob Lowery turning in a time of 1:37.32. Newbold also added a 10-place finish in the 400 IM (4:19.77) while senior Adam Gill placed eighth in the 200 free (1:48.43).
"Our kids that were shaved and tapered did really," said Lafayette head coach Jim Dailey. "We had six men and 13 women that didn’t make Patriot League championships who swam really well today."
Lafayette continues its final preparation for the Patriot League Championships which take place back in Annapolis from Feb. 19-22.