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Swimming and Diving Wraps Up Patriot League Championships

Dana Purdy

Feb. 19, 2012

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Annapolis, Md. - The Lafayette swimming and diving teams completed the third day of the Patriot League Championships held at Navy's Lejune Hall on Saturday. The women's squad placed sixth of the eight teams while the men's team took seventh.

"Both teams performed very well," head coach Jim Dailey said. "It's amazing how much faster the league is now compared to four years ago. The performances of the seniors this year would have scored in the top eight in finals four years ago. The same times now don't even make the top 16."

Junior Dana Purdy took 10th in the 200-yard breaststroke, registering a time of 2:24.83. The time was the second-best all-time on College Hill.

Alexandria Brannick now occupies the fifth spot on the all-time list after placing 12th in the 200 yard backstroke with a time of 2:07.51.

The final of the 100-yard freestyle witnessed Kate Durkan take the sixth slot in school history as she touched the wall in 52.98.

Julia Harris' time of 16:56.56 in the 1650-yard freestyle ranks ninth in school history.

The 1650-yard freestyle saw Stephen McCormick finish in 12th place, clocking in at 16:21.58. The time slots McCormick fourth all-time at Lafayette. Ben Zajic took 18th in the event (16:52.00) and sits in seventh on the all time list.

Senior Cory Schutz claimed the sixth all-time position with a time of 2:08.06 in the 200-yard backstroke.

Adam Gill's finish in the 200-yard butterfly puts him in 10th all-time. He touched the wall in 1:55.50.

"The swimmers and divers have a lot to be proud of," Daily added. "Our record breaking performances, near misses and new performances in the top 10 validate all the miles logged and hours spent training from the beginning of September to now."