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Lafayette Women hold sixth place at Patriot League Championships

Underclassmen give a strong effort in the second day of competition.

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Feb. 18, 2001

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HAMILTON, NY (www.lafayette.edu)- The future of women's swimming at Lafayette looks bright. After the second day of competition at the Patriot League Championship swimming meet Lafayette's women's team holds sixth place with 217.5 points, due to the strong effort of several underclassman. Of the nine individuals who placed in their respective events, four were freshman and five were sophmores.

The Leopards were led by the strong performance of sophmore Alison Scudder (Mamaroneck, N.Y./Mamaroneck)who finished seventh in the 100 Yard Backstroke with a time of 1:01.61. Scudder also swam the lead leg of the 200 yard medley rlay which finished fifth with a time of 1:53.47. Sophmore Brenda Thayer (Wilmington, DE/Archmere Academy) also had a good day, placing eighth in the 400 yard IM with a time of 4:45.44.

The Lafayette freshmen caught the attention of many Patriot League competitors. Carrie Abildgaard (North Haven, Conn./North Haven) placed twelth in the 400 yard IM, while Liz Tutschek (Mountain Lakes, N.J./Mountain Lakes) took thirteenth place in the 100 yard butterfly. Maura Dailey (Oreland, Pa./Springfield) placed fouteenth in the 200 yard freestyle and Erin Malone (Oreland, Pa./Springfield) placed sixteenth in the 100 yard backstroke.

The championship meet will wrap up tomorrow morning and those individuals who qualify will go on to compete in the ECAC Championships on February 22nd.

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