Two Leopard Swimmers Claim Wins at Bison Invitational
Feb. 14, 2004
LEWISBURG, Pa. (www.lafayette.edu) - Lafayette's men's and women's swimming and diving teams tuned up for the Patriot League Championships by competing in the Bison Invitational at Bucknell on Saturday. Army and Colgate joined Lafayette and Bucknell in the unscored meet at Kinney Natatorium.
Chris Grabowski (Port Carbon, Pa./Pottsville Area) was a double-winner, claiming the 100-yard backstroke (53.38) and the 400 IM (4:13.69). Grabowski joined John Veltri (Lawrence, N.J./Lawrence), Jakub Pritz (Holmes, Pa./Cardinal O'Hara) and Stephen Connlain (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) on the 200 freestyle relay that finished third in 1:26.89.
Also claiming top-five finishes on the men's side were David Watts (Endicott, N.Y./Union Endicott), second in the 500 free (5:19.59); Pritz, third in the 100 free (48.61) and fourth in the 200 free (1:50.28) and Greg Schwager (North Brunswick, N.J./North Brunswick), fifth in the 200 breast (2:35.11).
On the women's side, freshman Liz Helwig (Basking Ridge, N.J./Madison) took first in the 100 back (1:01.41), fourth in the 50 free (25.31) and joined Tory Littlefield (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury), Erin Rosensteel (Hershey, Pa./Hershey) and Erin Malone (Oreland, Pa./Springfield Twp.) on the fifth-place 200 free relay (1:42.39).
Freshman Michelle Oswald (Timonium, Md./Carver Center) recorded a pair of top-five finishes, taking second in the 200 back (2:15.11) and third in the 100 back (1:02.56). Daniele Menard (Westwood, Mass./Westwood) also claimed a pair of top-fives, finishing second in one-meter diving (212.45) and fifth in the 200 breast (2:37.17).
Other Leopards collecting top-five finishes were Ashley Posey (Martztown, Pa./Brandywine Heights), fourth in the 500 free (5:30.28); Sara Berberich (Silver Spring, Md./Paint Branch) third in the 200 fly (2:16.03); Lindsay McCarthy (Peabody, Mass./Beverly) fifth in the 200 fly (2:19.38); Allison Paul (Southampton, N.J./Lenape), third in the 200 back (2:15.39); Kate Ehling (Oreland, Pa./Springfield Twp.), fifth in the 200 back (2:22.12); Malone, fifth in the 50 free (25.51) and Elisabeth Edwards (Belle Mead, N.J./Montgomery), fifth in three-meter diving (304.30).
Lafayette now has 12 days off before the Patriot League Championships, slated for Feb. 26-28 at Navy.
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