Swimmer Rob Bateman '01 Captures Third Place Finish at ECAC Championships

The senior co-captain places in top three for the second time this weekend.

Rob Bateman '01 captured two third place finishes at the ECAC Championships this weekend.

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Feb. 24, 2001

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GLOUCESTER, N.J. (www.lafayette.edu) - Senior co-captain Rob Bateman (Lebanon, N.J./Pennington) rounded out a weekend at the ECAC Championships by finishing in the top three in his event for the second time this weekend. The championships were held at Gloucester Institute of Technology and included over 600 swimmers from some of the top swimming and diving programs on the east coast.

Bateman finished in third place in the 100-yd. backstroke event with a time of 57.79 behind swimmers from Binghamton and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. It was his second time finishing in the top three after placing in the 100-yd. backstroke on friday.

Bateman was the lone top finisher for the Leopards, who competed against several top institutions including host La Salle, New Hampshire, St. Francis (N.Y.), Towson, Boston, Army, East Carolina, Binghamton, Stony Brook, Niagara, Drexel, Bucknell, and Buffalo.