Women Victorious, Oswalt Sets School Record vs. Lehigh
Nov. 16, 2007
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The Lafayette swimming and diving team made the short trek to Bethlehem, Pa. tonight to face archrival Lehigh in two squad's annual meet. The Leopard women walked away with a convincing 165-133 victory, while the Lafayette men stumbled to a 216-81 defeat.
On the women's side, the 400 yard medley team (Shelby Grabowski, Liz Geary, Kristen Tyler and Katie Kaczka) continued their early season success with a first place time (3:57.97) Hilary White added to the Leopard scoring with a win in the 200 yard freestyle, clocking in at 1:57.85. Tyler's 1:57.98 mark gave Lafayette the one-two finish in the event.
A one-two-three sweep in the 100 yard backstroke from Geary, Maricate Conlon and Grabowski continued the Leopard stronghold on the meet. Another Lafayette one-two finish in the 200 yard butterfly from Julie Sauer and Kerry Nichols added to the Leopard scoring. Sauer's 2:11.14 time paced teammate Nichols, who finished just behind at 2:12.28.
A Marcella Nehrbass then rattled off two victories of her own, winning the 50 yard freestyle (24.72 seconds) and 100 yard freestyle (53.24) midway through the meet.
Conlon and Geary again teamed up for a first-second event in the 200 yard backstroke. Conlon finished at 2:10.27, tenths of a second in front of Geary's 2:10.73 time.
A Tyler victory in the 100 yard butterfly sealed the Lafayette wins for the evening, as they cruised to a 165-133 win over its archrival.
The men were paced by Kevin Oswalt's school record 276.30 points in the one meter diving. Oswalt bested the previous record by over 15 points.
JB Worster notched a victory for the visiting Leopards in the 100 yard backstroke, as did the men's 400 yard freestyle team comprised of Brendan Lawson, Worster, Seth Price and Jonathan Jenkins. The foursome earned the 11 team point win with a 3:13.81 time.
The Leopards will continue their practice regimen for the next month, as they finish out their semester and look towards the championship season, starting with the annual winter trip beginning on January 5, 2008.
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