2014 Patriot League Championships Day Four: Up/Down – Exciting Battle for Second

Patriot League Championships

  • Dates: Wednesday, February 19th – Saturday, February 22nd (Co-Ed)
  • Times: Prelims 10:30 a.m. / Finals 6 p.m.
  • Location: Lejeune Hall, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland (Eastern Time Zone)
  • Defending Champion: Navy (women x2), Navy (men x10) (results)
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Day Four Prelims

Army, Bucknell, and Lehigh women had particularly successful morning swims, putting 10, 10, and 9 swimmers respectively into tonight’s finals, but no one can touch Navy with 11 “A” finalists. The Midshipmen are poised to repeat their Patriot League title by a landslide.

On the men’s side, Navy has consistently put swimmers in the “A” final of every single event, and that continued through this morning’s session. Army had a strong showing, which they needed in order to overtake Boston University for the number two spot in the League. It will take strong swimming tonight, though, because BU had a successful morning, themselves.

Ups/Downs

Women

Team

A Final

B Final

American

0

1

Army

5

5

Boston U

4

3

Bucknell

5

5

Colgate

3

2

Holy Cross

0

0

Lafayette

0

0

Lehigh

4

5

Loyola

0

7

Navy

11

4

 

Men

Team

A Final

B Final

American

0

7

Army

8

6

Boston U

6

6

Bucknell

5

3

Colgate

0

0

Holy Cross

0

0

Lafayette

1

1

Lehigh

2

5

Loyola

1

1

Navy

9

3

 

200 back: Bucknell’s Emma Levendoski, who set the League record in the 100 back last night, is top seed in the 200 with a 1:56.90 prelims swim. Lauren Baguley of Navy and Morgan Cohara of Colgate qualified second and third. Cohara dropped 6 from her entry time to make the final. Senior Megan Jex of Colgate dropped 7 seconds to make the “B” final. The League record is 1:56.39 (Erin McGraw, Colgate, 2011).

Connor Stuewe of Boston University set the meet and League records (previously 1:45.35 from Navy’s Andrew Hetzner, 2009) dropping 3 seconds off his seed time for a 1:45.23. Navy’s Joseph Lane and Conor Campbell qualified second and third. Four American University backstrokers dropped a combined 10+ seconds and all made the “B” final.

100 free: Alexsa Savage of Boston University had the fastest time in prelims with 50.86. Lehigh’s Carolyn Koch and Molly Mucciarone of Army were the next qualifiers. The League record is 49.49 (Ashley Bottger, Colgate, 2009).

Black Knight sophomore Christopher Szekely earned the middle lane for tonight’s final with a 44.43 prelims swim. Dain Bomberger and Hugh Davison, both of Navy, were the next fastest qualifiers. The League record is 43.61 (Zach Ingold, Navy, 2012).

200 breast: Ellen Bradford of Navy had the fastest prelims time in the 200 breast with 2:16.93. Her teammate Hannah Gillcrist qualified second. A three-second drop propelled BU’s Karla Ferrara into the third spot. The League record is 2:10.67 (Laura Gorinski, Navy, 2012).

Current pool, meet, and League record-holder (with 1:54.31 from 2013) Luke Hoffer of Navy, was the morning’s top qualifier in 1:59.60. Teammate Sean Murphy and BU freshman Austin Dickey were the next fastest out of prelims. Army’s Samuel Mo and Lafayette’s Greg Grewal dropped 6.5 and 7.5, respectively, to make the “A” final. (The NCAA “A” standard in this event is 1:54.10.)

200 fly: Cece Simpson of BU qualified first on the strength of a three-second drop off her seed time, from 2:03.53 to 2:00.50. Current meet and League record-holder Rheanna Vaughn of Navy qualified second, just ahead of teammate Rachael Dudley. Lehigh’s Kelly Carroll dropped nearly 4 seconds to make the “B” final. The League record is 1:58.40 (Rheanna Vaughn, Navy, 2013).

The 200 fly final should feature an exciting battle in the middle lanes, as Jonathan Debaugh of Navy (1:46.97), Sean Regan of Army, and BU’s Mun Hon Lee all qualified with .13 of each other. Black Knight freshman Devin McCall dropped 6 seconds to leapfrog into the “A” final. The League record is 1:42.54 (Adam Meyer, Navy, 2009).

Finals begin at 6:00 p.m.

 

Standings After Day Three

Women

1 U.S. Naval Academy 525
2 Bucknell University 431
3 Boston University 385
4 U.S. Military Academy 365
5 Colgate University 227
6 Lehigh University 212
7 Loyola University 176
8 American University 126
9 Lafayette College 89
10 College of the Holy Cross 60

Men

1 U.S. Naval Academy 595
2 Boston University 433
3 U.S. Military Academy 406
4 Bucknell University 310
5 Lehigh University 208
6 Lafayette College 133
7 American University 124
8 Loyola University 102
9 Colgate University 79
10 College of the Holy Cross 61

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Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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