Army takes home team trophy while several Leopards record individual achievements.
Feb. 18, 2001
Hamilton, N.Y. (www.lafayette.edu) - The Lafayette men's swimming and diving team ended its season Saturday at Colgate University's Lineberry Natatorium. The Patriot League Championships featured 17 pool records in 36 events over a three-day span.
In the team standings, Army took home the crown for the second straight year with 855 points followed by Lehigh (802 pts.) in second, and Bucknell (571.5) in third. Lafayette took home fourth place (341), followed by Colgate (310) and Holy Cross (219.50).
The 400 freestyle relay team of Janis Eisl (Philadelphia, Pa./Friends Central), Lucas Kimmel (Chestertown, Md./Queen Annes County), senior co-captain Rob Bateman (Lebanon, N.J./Pennington) and junior Dan Sherry(Radnor, Pa./Radnor) took home fourth place with a time of 3:10.77. Each member of the relay team had individual achievements throughout the day including Sherry's eighth place in the 100 free (47.96) while teammate Kimmel tapped in at 14th place (48.70).
Freshman Kristopher Klein (Oswego, N.Y./Oswego) recorded an eighth place finish in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:59.28, and teammate Bateman swam in at 10th place with a time of 1:57.54. In the 200 fly event, Steve Berkowitz (Scotch Plains, N.J./Scotch Plains Fanwood), Eisl and senior Mike Gary(Lunenburg, Mass./Fitchburg) took home seventh, ninth and 13th places with times of 1:56.24, 1:58.61, and 1:59.77, respectively.
In the three-meter diving competition, Justin Gaudreau (Wethersfield, CT/Wethersfield)and senior co-captian Mike Sanda (Tokyo, Japan/St.Mary's) took home fourth and fifth places with scores of 350.40 and 292.55, respectively.
The Leopards will compete in the ECAC Championships at Gloucester County Institute of Technology this Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 22-24.