Lafayette Completes Day One at Patriot League Championships
Feb. 17, 2012
Annapolis, Md. -
The Lafayette swimming and diving team registered 12 performances in the Lafayette all-time top ten at the first day of the Patriot League Championships on Thursday at Lejeune Hall.
Of the 12 top ten performances, two were good enough to set new school records. Senior Alexandria Brannick claimed the top spot in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 56.98, breaking the mark of 57.08 she set as a junior. The time came in the 400-yard medley relay where Brannick swam the first leg of the race. Following her was Dana Purdy, Jane Kuntz and Kate Durkan, who clocked in at 3:52.95. The group's time shattered the previous school mark by 2.2 seconds, which was set in 2006.
Purdy's finish ranks second all-time at Lafayette as she completed the breaststroke in 105:56. The time was just .10 shy of the school record held by Liz Geary. Kuntz's time of 58.05 in the 100 fly places her third all-time. Durkan swam the 100-yard freestyle in the medley relay, completing the final leg in 52.36, to take the third slot in the all-time top 10.
Kuntz also made her mark in the 200 IM, touching the wall in 2:10.35, to claim the third spot in the top 10.
Another top ten position was occupied following the 200-yard freestyle relay. Freshman Megan Kaveney took the fourth spot with her time of 23.69.
Christina Brown now sits 10th all-time in the 500-yard freestyle after clocking in at 5:12.84.
Representing the men's team was senior Stephen McCormick. His time of 4:36.79 in the 500-yard freestyle ranks fourth all-time at Lafayette.
Cory Schutz now holds the second position in the 100-yard breast relay with his time of 55.69. Evan Newbold's mark of 52.72 in the 100-yard backstroke put him in ninth all-time.
Lafayette returns to the pool tomorrow for day two of the Patriot League Championships.