Lafayette Swimmers Beat Out Delaware, 127-112

Leopards edge out Blue Hens in non-conference matchup.

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Dec. 6, 2000

Newark, Del. ( - The Lafayette men's swimming and diving team faced off with Delaware and came out on top, beating the Blue Hens 127-112.

The 400-yard medley relay team of Rob Bateman, Dan Sherry, Steven Berkowitz, and Lucas Kimmel placed first to start off the meet for the Leopards with a time of 3:40.02. Two members of the relay team went home with a total of three top place finishes when junior Sherry (Radnor, Pa./Radnor) won both the 50- and 100-meter freestyle events, and senior co-captain Bateman (Lebanon, N.J./Pennington) took the 200-meter breast and 200-meter individual medley events. Other first place finishes were recorded by freshman Janis Eisl (Philadelphia, Pa./Friends Central) in the 1000-meter free, Steve Berkowitz (Scotch Plains, N.J./Scotch Plains Fanwood) in the 200-meter fly, and Kristopher Klein (Oswego, N.Y./Oswego) in the 200-meter backstroke.

Delaware senior Mike Gallaher took three top finishes in the 200- and 500-meter free, as well as the 400-meter free relay. Sophomore Lavar Larks captured both the one- and three- meter diving events for the Blue Hens scoring 226.05 and 210, respectively.

Lafayette improves their record to 3-3 overall and 0-1 in the Patriot League while Delaware moves to 2-4 overall and 0-1 in the America East Conference.

Lafayette will next travel to Florida for their Winter Training Trip and will return to Easton on Jan.13 to face off with Bucknell at 1:00 p.m.

Score: Lafayette 127, Delaware 112

400 Medley Relay
1. Bateman, Sherry, Berkowitz, Kimmel (LC)- 3:40.02
2. Donnelly, Twasiewski, R. Dressel, E. Youngblood (UD)- 3:42.83
3. J Karchok, A. Pierce, M. Angst, S. Shields (UD)- 3:54.23

1000 Free
1. Janis Eisl (LC)- 10:00.87
2. K. Weissner (UD)- 10:01.04
3. D. Hardy (UD)- 10:25.37

200 Free
1. M. Gallaher (UD)- 1:45.94
2. B Salcetti (UD)- 1:48.63
3. M. Haggerty (LC)- 1:48.70

50 Free
1. Dan Sherry (LC)- 22.20
2. R. Dressel (UD)- 22.59
3. John Veltri (LC)- 22.73

200 IM
1. Rob Bateman (LC)- 1:58.95
2. Steve Berkowitz (LC)- 1:59.30
3. T. Waslewski (UD)- 2:01.41

200 Fly
1. Steve Berkowitz (LC)- 1:57.40
2. R. Dressel (UD)- 2:01.20
3. M. Aungst (UD)- 2:03.50

100 Free
1. Dan Sherry (LC)- 49.85
2. B. Salcetti (UD)- 49.94
3. L. Kimmel (LC)- 50.02

200 Back
1. Kristopher Klein (LC)- 2:01.99
2. B. Ray (LC)- 2:03.28
3. N. Marlett (UD)- 2:04.89

500 Free
1. M. Gallaher (UD)- 4:88.88
2. Matt Haggerty (LC)- 4:54.51
3. K. Weissner (UD)- 4:57.02

200 Breast
1. Rob Bateman (LC)- 2:13.10
2. T. Wasiewski (UD)- 2:14.97
3. A. Pierce (UD)- 2:17.15

1M Diving
1. Lavar Larks (UD)- 226.05
2. Justin Gandreau (LC)- 212.85
3. Mike Sanda (LC)- 185.175

3M Diving
1. Lavar Larks (UD)- 210.00
2. Justin Gandreau (LC)- 206.975
3. Mike Sanda (LC)- 196.35

400 Free Relay 1. M. Gallaher, N. Marlett, K. Weissner, B. Salcetti (UD)- 3:18.96
2. Hertan, Haggerty, Watts, Eisl (LC)- 3:25.76
3. Murphy, Shields, Glossmann, Blacker (UD)- 3:27.61