Lafayette Swimming Teams Post Strong Showings at Potomac Relays

Go Leopards! Greg Van Volkenburg swam on three relays that finished in the top five at the Potomac Relays.
Greg Van Volkenburg swam on three relays that finished in the top five at the Potomac Relays.

Oct. 15, 2004

WASHINGTON, D.C. (www.lafayette.edu) - Lafayette' men's and women's swimming teams took fourth and sixth place, respectively, in the Potomac Relays at American University on Friday. The Lafayette men posted six top-five finishes in the meet, while the women put together a trio of top-five finishes.

Also taking part in Friday's event were American, George Washington, George Mason, Mary Washington, Georgetown and Navy's women's team.

The Lafayette men had their best showing in the 200 free relay, the final event of the night. The team of J.B. Worster, Stephen Connlain, Greg Van Volkenburg and Jaryd Freeman hit the wall second in 1:29.61.

The Leopard men also claimed a pair of third-place finishes. The 300 fly relay team of Connlain, Worster and Matt Kemmerer was third in 2:45.37, while the 300 back team of Van Volkenburg, Worster and Brian Wolz came in at 2:49.68.

Fifth-place finishes for the Lafayette men were in the 200 medley relay, the 300 breast relay and the 400 medley relay.

The Lafayette women's performance was also highlighted by a second-place finish in the 200 free relay. Katie Kaczka, Erin Rosensteel, Liz Helwig and Liz Geary capped off the night with a time of 1:40.78, just 0.80 seconds behind first-place Navy.

The Leopards also collected two fourth-place finishes. The 200 medley relay team of Geary, Helwig, Kaczka and Lauren Bedard was fourth in 1:51.86, while the 300 fly team of Kaczka, Shelby Grabowski and Sara Berberich touched in 3:08.05.

Lafayette's men's and women's teams are back in action on Saturday, visiting Navy for a double-dual match with the Midshipmen and Rider at 1 p.m.

 

 

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