Bucknell Men’s and Women’s Teams Host UMBC in Season Opener

Bucknell’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams began their respective 2014-15 seasons on Sunday afternoon at Kinney Natatorium with a non-scored dual meet against University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). There were 20 swimming and 2 diving events for each team.

Women’s Meet

The UMBC quartet of Lauren Day, Emily Escobedo, Hannah Sutherland, and Kristie Langford put the first tick in the win column with a 1:48.79 to 1:49.09 victory over Bucknell’s Julianna Foss, Ashley Henderson, Maddi Marcheskie, and Lauren Perry in the 200 medley relay.

Two Lady Bison were triple event winners : Emma Levendoski in the 200 back (2:05.80), 100 back (58.37), and 50 back (27.74) and freshman Foss in the 200 fly (2:08.05), 100 fly (58.20), and 50 fly (26.73).

Three women from UMBC scored doubles: Stephanie Romano won both the 500 free (5:09.96) and 200 free (1:57.65), Kayla Lilly, the 200 IM (2:11.48) and 100 IM (1:02.60), and Langford, the 100 free (53.46) and 50 free (24.73).

Other individual wins went to Dani Potis of Bucknell in the 1000 free (10:30.61), her teammate Amber McDonnell in the 400 IM (4:34.05), Escobedo of UMBC in the 200 breast (2:18.27), her teammate Lexi Coon in the 50 breast (31.56), and Lady Bison Perry and Henderson in the 200 free (1:55.66) and 100 breast (1:08.02), respectively.

Katie Hetherington of Bucknell won the 1-meter diving (230.03 points), while Coco Darelius of UMBC won the 3-meter diving (218.03).

UMBC’s 400 free relay (Allie Caulfield, Grace Dai, Courtney Hadden, and Catherine Frediani) won decisively in 3:38.81. The Bucknell foursome of Levendoski, Jackie Shroyer, Stephanie Koziol, and Potis touched in 3:43.08.

Men’s Meet

UMBC began with a one-second victory over Bucknell in the 200 medley relay. Lauri Kaei, Leo Endres, Andy Schrantz, and Trevor Doll combined for 1:35.52. Bucknell’s Chris Devlin, Tim Perley, Steven Grune, and Colin Lynch were a combined 1:36.51.

Devlin of Bucknell and UMBC’s Gregor Spoerlein were the only two triple event winners on the men’s side. Devlin took titles in the 200 back (1:49.08), 100 back (50.96), and 200 free (1:43.14). Spoerlein’s victories came in the 200 free (1:41.03), 100 free (45.75), and 50 free (21.05).

Double event winners for the Bison included Ben Seketa (200 breast – 2:06.60; 100 breast – 57.80) and Triston Loux (100 fly – 51.17; 50 fly – 23.14). For UMBC, they were Nikola Trajkovic (200 IM -1:53.44; 100 IM – 52.91) and Jonas Gutzat (1000 free – 9:50.35; 500 free – 4:42.70).

Lynch of Bucknell picked up a win in the 50 back (24.57), while teammate Louis Behnen won the 400 IM (4:00.16). Leo Mercer and Andrew McKissick each won a title; Mercer took the 50 breast in 26.60, while McKissick won the 200 fly in 1:54.47.

UMBC’s Pak Lam Wong had the highest score in 1-meter diving with 237.38 points; his teammate Ryan Green won the 3-meter with 262.13.

UMBC won the final event, 400 free relay, in 3:09.10. The team featured Gutzat, Jared Vance, Rob Breen, and Spoerlein. Bucknell (Behnen, Erik Heinemann, Jack Robinson, and JT Nangle) finished second in 3:10.56.


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Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/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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