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McShane Stands Out in Morning Session

Feb. 16, 2017

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LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Freshman Maureen McShane had one of the Leopards' top swims in the Thursday morning session of day two of the Patriot League championships at Bucknell's Kinney Natatorium. She finished 26th in the 500 free in 5:09.51, propelling her into Lafayette's top 10.

In the 50 freestyle, freshman Sariyah Sherry just missed Lafayette's all-time top 10, finishing 28th in 24.77. Sophomore Kyle Doherty had a similar fate, ending in 27th place and missing Lafayette's top 10 by seven hundredths of a second in a time of 21.50.

In the 200-yard individual medley, sophomore James Grieb came up eight hundredths of a second short of the Leopards' all-time top 10, placing 23rd in a time of 1:55.37. Sam Haines (24th in 1:56.38) and Xavier Laracuente (27th in 1:58.82) trailed closely behind.

In the night session, Issaiah Coldren place 15th in the one-meter diving, competing in the "B" final.

The 400 medley relay highlighted the evening events. Alexandra McKay, Alexa Overeem, Faye Melekos and Sherry took 10th in 4:06.08. The men's team of Brian Ross, Russell Lambert, Sam Haines and Laracuente claimed eighth place, clocking a time of 3:27.76.

Overeem, Melekos, Sherry, Lambert and Haines made Lafayette's All-Time Top 10 based off their splits.

"The relays went very well. The athletes are competing well and the league just keeps getting faster," said Lafayette coach Jim Dailey. "Our two 400 medley relays swam really well and no one would ever know based on placing."

"The highlight was Issaiah Coldren placing 15th in the one-meter diving event. He made the All-Time Top 10 as well. He did very well and is looking forward to the three-meter event on Saturday."

At the end of the second day, the Lafayette men are women are in 10th place. The teams return to the pool on Friday at 10 a.m. Click here for complete information on the Patriot League Swimming and Diving Championships.