Geary, Kaczka and Tyler Named to All-Patriot League Second Team
March 10, 2008
EASTON, Pa. - Three Lafayette women swimmers were named All Patriot League team by the league office for their efforts at Patriot League championships. Seniors Liz Geary and Katie Kaczka along with sophomore Kristen Tyler all garnered second team status. The threesome paced the Leopards to a fourth place team showing at the championships.
Geary and Kaczka kicked off their weekend as half of the foursome that claimed a fourth place finish in the 200 yard freestyle relay. Later in the first day, Tyler joined Geary and Kaczka along with teammate Shelby Grabowski to notch a fifth place performance in the 400 yard medley relay at 3:56.36.
On day two, the Geary and Kacka combination teamed up again, this time with Grabowski and Marcella Nehrbass to notch a fourth place mark in the 200 yard medley relay. The foursome clocked in at 1:47.95. They showcased their speed two days later in the final day of championships with Hilary White and Nehrbass to grab a fourth place showing in the 400 yard freestyle relay.
The women capped off their championships with a fourth place performance in the 400 yard freestyle. White, Geary, Nehrbass and Kaczka teamed up for the 3:33.02 time.
Individually, Geary just missed the medal ceremony twice on day two, touching in two fourth place finishes in the 100 yard backstroke (58.67) and 100 yard breastroke (1:06.48). On the final day of the meet, Geary finished tenth overall in the 200 yard backstroke at 2:08.95.
Tyler continued to show her consistency with a fourth place time of her own in the 100 yard butterfly. She touched in a 57.37 time. On the final day of the championships, she notched a ninth place showing in the 200 yard butterfly at 2:10.19.
Kaczka capped off her impressive championships with a sixth place mark in the 100 yard freestyle. Kaczka clocked in at 52.82 seconds, securing another 13 points for the Leopards in the team standings.
Overall, the women finished with 401 points, preceded by Colgate (723.5), Navy (679) and Bucknell (644.5) The Leopards edged our archrival Lehigh (328), Army (304), American (275) and Holy Cross (150).
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