2015 Patriot League Swimming & Diving Championships
- Dates: Wednesday, February 18 – Saturday, February 21, 2015; prelims 11am, finals 6pm
- Location: Bucknell University’s Kinney Natatorium, Lewisburg, PA (Eastern Time Zone)
- Defending Champions: W – Navy, M – Navy (results)
- Live Results: Available
- Live Video: Available
- Championship Central
400 Individual Medley
200 IM-winner Charlotte Meyer of Navy had the morning’s fastest time with 4:18.12. The rest of the field looked a lot like yesterday’s A final of the 200: Jenny Smith of Navy, Amber McDonnell of Bucknell, Lehigh’s Courtney Patterson, Jess Burkett and Bridget Ritter of Army, and Caroline Orem and Alanna Nawrocki of Bucknell. The cutoff time was 4:29.07.
Bucknell freshman Chris Devlin led the men’s qualifiers with 3:52.01, a 7.4-second drop from his seed time. Garrett Chin of BU was second, followed by Jacob Moyar of Lehigh, Bucknell’s Louis Behnen, Young Tae Seo of Navy, Will Viana of Army, Jack Robinson of Bucknell, and Jake Greene (3:57.39) of Lehigh.
Army’s Molly Mucciarone earned her spot in lane four for tonight’s final by a mere .01; she qualified in 54.54 ahead of Rachael Dudley of Navy (54.55). Hannah Gillcrist of Navy, Katherine Kenney of BU, Lafayette’s Jackie Andrews, Bucknell’s Julianna Foss, Mary Samuels of Lehigh, and Kelly Hamilton of Army (56.65) will all contest the A final tonight.
On the men’s side, Ryan Bailey of Navy went 48.33 for the top qualifying time. Teammate Jonathan Debaugh was second, with Mun Hon Lee of BU, Austin Kong of Army, Navy’s Billy Draves, Army’s Michael Dustin and Sean Regan, and BU’s Ryan Bach (49.75) filling out the rest of the A final.
Navy’s Maddie Thompson (1:48.98) and Kenzie Margroum qualified 1-2 in the women’s 200 free. Lehigh’s Koch sisters, freshman Julianne (3rd) and junior Carolyn (5th), as well as Lyndsey Sagasta of Colgate, Rachel McGoff of Bucknell, and Stephanie Nasson and Alexsa Savage from BU, also made the cut. It took 1:51.50 to get into the championship final.
It was almost an all Army-Navy final in the men’s 200 free. Yesterday’s 500 champion Thomas Duvall (1:37.97), Ethan Whitaker and Riley Mita of Navy had the top three times out of the morning, followed by Boston’s Andy Vazquez. Chris Szekely, who won the 50 last night and his teammate Evin Rude of Army were next, followed by Dain Bomberger of Navy and Army’s Devin McCall (1:39.67).
Ellen Bradford of Navy went 1:03.18 for the morning’s fastest 100 breast time. Teammate Hannah Gillcrist qualified second, ahead of Diana Hanson of Bucknell. Tara Mulligan from Loyola of Maryland dropped more than a second to qualify fourth, as did Ashley Henderson of Bucknell at fifth. The rest of the A final will be comprised of Jess Fabrizio of Army, Lehigh’s Melissa Feeney, and Cammie Kirby of Colgate, who dropped 1.7 seconds and established the cutoff time of 1:05.56.
The fastest swim of the morning on the men’s side belonged to Lafayette junior Greg Grewal (54.48). But it was close, and Navy’s Martin Brutkiewicz and Mathias Porter, along with Daniel Andronov of Boston and Joe Daniels of Army, all of whom went under 55, will challenge Grewal for the title. Other A finalists will include Ben Seketa of Bucknell, Colin Kanzari of Army, and BU’s Andrew Guinther (55.95).
Defending champion, Bucknell’s Emma Levendoski made quite a statement with her morning swim, setting the meet record with 53.74. She also holds the conference record (53.53) and will be looking to lower that in finals. Teammate Rachel Perry qualified second, followed by Kelly Hamilton of Army, Bucknell’s Maddie Marcheskie, Elizabeth Graeff and Kaitlyn O’Reilly from Navy, Lehigh’s Alissa Leung, and Paris Wood of American. It took 56.67 to make the A final.
Boston’s Connor Stuewe improved his seed time by 1.5 seconds and set the meet, as well as the conference, record with his 47.44 in prelims. Navy’s Joseph Lane qualified second. Chris Devlin of Bucknell, Josh Sembrano of Army, Navy’s David Carlson and Ethan King, Boston’s Quinn Smith, and Colin Lynch (50.19) of Bucknell rounded out the list of qualifiers for tonight’s championship.
Standings After Day Two
- US Naval Academy 305
- Bucknell University 231
- Lehigh University 179
- Boston University 177
- US Military Academy 165
- Colgate University 118
- American University 67
- Lafayette College 62
- Loyola University 60
- College of the Holy Cross 461
- US Naval Academy 318
- Bucknell University 204
- Boston University 196
- US Military Academy 195
- Lehigh University 149
- Loyola University 105
- Lafayette College 70
- Colgate University 65
- College of the Holy Cross 50
- American University 40