Lafayette Swims Past Binghamton

Leopards win final dual meet of the season versus the Bearcats.

Lafayette swam past Binghamton as the men and women's team picked up a win in their last dual meet of the season.

Men's Swimming Home

Steven Berkowitz and Chris Grabowski Make List of Patriot League Swimming and Diving Career Point Leaders

Lafayette Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Teams Earn Academic All-America Honors

Three Lafayette Swimmers Earn All-Patriot League Honors

Email this to a friend

Jan. 26, 2002


EASTON, Pa. ( - The Leopard men's and women's swimming and diving team defeated Binghamton in their final dual meet of the season on Saturday in Ruef Natatorium. The men's team won 174-106 while the women's team won with a score of 174-126.

The women started off strong, winning the first event of the day as Alison Scudder, Erika Hoke, Nancy Haystrand and Katie Duffy captured the 200-yd medley relay (1:55.39). The relay team went on to capture a combined six second-place finishes for a team total of 14 for the meet.

Jenny Moerschbacher took the 200-yd backstroke event (2:13.76) while co-captain Brenda Thayer swam a personal-best 2:32.14 in the 200-yd breast event. Maura Dailey also swam a personal-best in the 500-yd free event, hitting the wall in 5:20.21 while Carrie Abildgaard took the 200 IM event in 2:15.52.

The women's diving events were a Lafayette sweep, with Alana Anzalone, Cristin MacDonald and Claire Kesicke taking the first three spots in both the one- and three-meter competitions.

On the men's side, Lafayette downed Binghamton with 10 first-place finishes and eight-second place spots for the meet. Jakub Pritz and Kristopher Klein paced the Leopards with two-first place finishes. Pritz captured the title in the 50-yd free in 21.53, a personal best by more than a second, and 100-yd free in 48.04. Klein swam a personal best in the 100-yd back (55.19) for a first-place finish while also taking the 200-yd back in 1:57.53.

Sherry led the pack in the 100-yd breast (1:03.10) while Cliff Haldeman took the title in the 200-yd breast in 2:17.29.

Justin Gaudreau picked up points for the Leopards in the one- and three-meter events with scores of 210.90 and 255.30, respectively.

Lafayette's 200-yd medley relay team of Lucas Kimmel, Dan Sherry, Dan Sheehan and John Veltri took first place while the 200-yd free relay team of Pritz, Sherry, Veltri and Stephen Connlain won in 1:26.45 to end the meet.

The men's team improved to 3-4 while the women rose to 5-3. The Leopards will return to action on Feb. 14-16 when they travel to Annapolis, Md. for the Patriot League Championships.