2022 Patriot League Champs: Navy Opens Night 1 with 2 Championship Records

2022 PATRIOT LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS

DAY 1 RESULTS

Team Scores

Men

  1. U.S. Naval Academy – 124
  2. U.S. Military Academy – 115
  3. Bucknell University – 82
  4. Loyola University – 75
  5. Boston University – 67
  6. Lehigh University – 56
  7. Lafayette – 52
  8. American University – 49
  9. College of the Holy Cross – 39
  10. Colgate  – 32

Women

  1. U.S. Naval Academy – 80
  2. U.S. Military Academy – 66
  3. Bucknell University – 64
  4. Boston University – 62
  5. American University – 50
  6. Colgate – 50
  7. Loyola University – 44
  8. College of the Holy Cross – 42
  9. Lehigh University – 28
  10. Lafayette – 22

Correction: Meet Results on the live results file are outdated, Navy’s men did not break the 800 free relay record. The text below has been updated.

Navy swept the relays on opening night of the 2022 Patriot League Championships, breaking meet records in 2 of 4 races on the night.

The Navy women have won 9 consecutive Patriot League titles, while Navy has won 17-straight titles. The Navy men have won every Patriot League championship ever awarded in men’s swimming & diving.

The action kicked off with the women’s 200 medley relay, where Megan Murphy (25.93), Riley Gavigan (27.88), Sydney Harrington (23.83), and Sarah Sorenson (22.26) teamed up for a 1:39.90. The performance brough the championship record under 1:40 for the first time in conference history. Notably, Loyola had a very quick 24.57 lead-off split for sophomore Lily Mead, leading the field of backstrokers by far.

The overall record still belongs to a 2015 Navy relay that swam 1:39.22.

Caleb Mauldin (21.50), Derek Nguyen (24.19), Jonah Harm (20.06), and Callen Aulizia (19.55) teamed up for a 1:25.30 to give Navy the win in the men’s 200 medley relay. The time absolutely shattered the previous championship and conference records, which stood at 1:26.25 from 2014. Another notable split came from Loyola breaststroker Max Verheyen, who swam a 23.64 last night.

The Navy men also won the 800 free relay. Conor Cranfield (1:36.50), Everet Andrew (1:34.58), Ethan Tack (1:36.17), and Garrett McGovern (1:35.76) combined for a 6:23.01. That’s the second-fastest time in conference history, just missing the team’s 2020 record of 6:22.72.

Navy also won the women’s 800 free relay, where Martina Thomas (1:46.92), Gabi Baldwin (1:48.91), Cameron Horner (1:48.06), and Sarah Sorenson (1:51.31) teamed up for a 7:15.20.

Army posted a big finish in men’s 3-meter diving, where Danny Alaimo won with a score of 353.20, and David Manelis finished 2nd with a score of 339.85. They also picked up a 5th place finish in the event.

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Update
11 months ago

2020 records were not updated

swimlover300
11 months ago

Wow, that Garrett McGovern is a good one. He is on the rise and will be a SERIOUS threat in the NCAA in upcoming years.