Leopard Swimming Breaks School Records on Day 1

Go Leopards!

Feb. 19, 2014


ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Lafayette swimming and diving opened the 2014 Patriot League Championships by setting a pair of school records on Wednesday at the U.S. Naval Academy's Lejeune Hall.

The 800 free relay team of Kate Durkan, Jacqueline Johnson, Lauren Berry and Megan Kaveney, swam a time of 3:53.39 to beat the previous school record by five seconds. The Leopards took eighth place in the event.

The men's 200 medley relay squad was not to be outdone. Evan Newbold, Greg Grewal, Joshua Hitchings and Robert Lowery swam a time of 1:32.27, a second and a half faster than the previous school mark.

The women's 200-yard medley relay fell just short of a school record as Meridith Guro, Andrea Parish, Jaclyn Andrews and Allie Berger touched the wall in 1:49.01, all posting their career best split times.

The men's 800 free relay grouping missed the school record by 3.3 seconds, swimming the school's second-best time. Adam Gill, Newbold, Christopher Wickwire and Lowery all had splits of their best times and moved into the all-time top 10. The team finished in 3:26.32.

Day two of the Patriot League Swimming and Diving Championships begins at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday.