Swimming and Diving Each Grab One Victory at Navy Invite
Nov. 10, 2007
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Lafayette men and women swimming and diving squads each grabbed a victory on Saturday against American, but stumbled against host Navy and Bucknell at the Navy Invitational. The women were victorious 201-93 over the Eagles, while the men were triumphant 163-126.
A third place result started the day for the Leopard women from the 200 meter medley relay team. Comprised of Shelby Grabowski, Liz Geary, Tyler and Katie Kaczka, the Leopards posted a 2:02.65 time, just six tenths of a second off the winning time.
Hilary White tacked onto the Leopard scoring in the fifth event of the afternoon, as she teamed with Tyler to post a three-four Leopard finish in the 200 meter freestyle. White finished a 2:11.17, immediately followed by Tyler's 2:11.79 mark.
Two more third place results from Geary and freshman Maricate Conlon continued the afternoon. Conlon added to her strong collegiate start, timing a third place result of her own in the 100 meter backstroke. The Sandy Hook, Conn. native tapped in at 1:08.56, while Geary notched a 1:16.41 finish in the 100 meter breaststroke.
A Julie Sauer and Nichols two-three finish in the 200 meter butterfly also helped the Leopards to the victory over American, as Sauer's 2:26.04 time placed her just ahead of Nichols' 2:27.68 mark. Later, Kaczka (27.49 seconds) and Marcella Nehrbass (27.61 seconds) tallied a second and third place event of their own in the 50 meter freestyle.
The 200 meter freestyle team (White, Geary, Kaczka and Nehrbass) ended the Lafayette scoring for the day with a second place finish, as the Leopards finished 1-2 in the quad match.
The men were led by Steve Rubino's first place finish in the 100 meter butterfly. Rubino turned in a 58.78 time for his first victory of the season. Earlier in the day, he also notched a fifth place time in the 200 meter butterfly, touching in at 2:13.41.
John Jenkins (24.69 seconds) also had a successful afternoon, posting a third place finish in the 50 meter freestyle.
Teammate Kevin Oswalt also grabbed two bronzes on the afternoon. He racked up 259.50 points on the one meter board, before tallying a 257.25 score in the three-meter board competition.
Solid performances from Brian Wolz (4:57.25) in the 400 meter IM and the 200 meter freestyle team (Brendan Lawson, Seth Price, JB Worster and Jenkins) finished the Leopard scoring, as like the women, finished with a 1-2 mark on the afternoon.
The women now stand at 4-2 on the season, while the men go to 2-4. Updated men's results from the Seton Hall meet are now available.
Lafayette will be back in action next Friday when it makes the short trek to Bethlehem for the annual Lehigh meet. First event is scheduled for 6 p.m.
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