Lehigh Sweeps Lafayette, Mountain Hawk Men Beat Leopards For 31st Straight Year

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November 21st, 2022 College, News, Previews & Recaps

Lehigh vs Lafayette

  • Friday, November 18, 2022
  • Easton, Pa.
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Results
  • Team Scores
    • Women: Lehigh 219, Lafayette 80
    • Men: Lehigh 152, Lafayette 136

Courtesy: Lehigh Sports

EASTON, Pa-. The Lehigh women’s swimming and diving team won its 15th straight victory over Lafayette in Easton Friday night. The Mountain Hawks took home 14 first-place finishes in a dominant 219-80 victory.

Lehigh is now 4-1 on the season, while Lafayette fell to 0-6 on the season. 

Senior Sarah Hardy led things for the Mountain Hawks. She won three events, setting two Lafayette pool records, a team record and was 0.1 seconds away from an NCAA B cut time. Hardy won the 200-yard butterfly (1:59.32), the 100-yard butterfly(55.49),  the 200-yard IM (2:05.71) and came in second in the 200-yard medley relay.

Anushree GhateMaddie DorishJulia Stevens and Noel Fresa won the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:44.70.

Dorish also won the 100-yard backstroke. Fresa won the 50-yard freestyle, and Sarah Manthrop won the 100-yard freestyle.  

Natalie Martin won the 1000-yard freestyle. Mairin Ludwig won the 200-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle. Ludwig also broke a pool record with a time of 4:56:07  in the 500-yard freestyle. The records don’t stop there. Willa Werwaiss won the 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke. She set a pool record in the 200-yard backstroke. 

Sarah Gill continued her undefeated streak, winning the one-meter dive with 246.50 points. 

The Mountain Hawks will look to continue their hot momentum when they take on Drexel in Philadelphia at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 3. 

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EASTON, Pa. – It came down to the last event of the meet, but the Lehigh men’s swimming and diving team beat Lafayette 152-136 for its 31st straight win over the Leopards, Friday night.

The men had seven first-place finishes. 

Lehigh improved to 2-3 on the season, while the Leopards dropped to 1-6. 

First-year Aaron Williams continues to shine. He won the 100-yard butterfly (49.92), was on the winning 200-yard medley relay and the 400-yard medley relay team. 

Tim Norris won the 50-yard and the 200-yard freestyle. Norris was also on the winning 400-yard medley relay with Williams, Alex Patti and Aiden McCurley.

McCurley also won the 200-yard medley relay alongside Williams, Elvin Lee, McCurley and Jack Devilbiss. 

The 400-yard medley relay team was the last event, and the one Lehigh was waiting on. It determined who was going to come out of the meet victorious. The Mountain Hawks won the race with a time of 3:01.89. 

Miles Cox won the 200-yard butterfly (1:51.40) and came in second in the 100-yard butterfly. 

The Mountain Hawks return to action against Drexel on Dec. 3 at 10:30 a.m. in Philadelphia. 

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Courtesy: Lafayette Athletics

EASTON, Pa. – The Lafayette swimming and diving team battled hard against its rival Lehigh on Friday night. The men lost a very close meet by a score of 152-136, and the women fell by a score of 219-80. There were several pool records broken during the meet, including three from sophomore Peter Kawash.

Kawash set Lafayette pool records in three different events. Kawash placed first and broke the pool record in the 100-yard backstroke (49.51), the 200-yard backstroke (1:49.38) and the 200-yard individual medley (1:51.18). Freshman Isabella Van Ess. Van Ess set a school record in the 200-yard breaststroke, posting a time of 2:21.61. The Mountain Hawks took home seven Weinstein Natatorium pool records in a competitive evening on College Hill, respectively.

“This meet is always crazy fast,” said Lafayette head coach James Dailey. “This meet always brings out the best in everyone. We performed very well and the student-athletes have nothing to feel bad about. Sure it’s tough losing by 16 on the men’s side but our times still speak for themselves,” Dailey said. “This was a good chance for both teams to see where they are with their training and make changes over the next two months to be ready for the Patriot League Championships. What I found was our women’s team never gives up and they want to come back and perform better in the very next race, and with the men’s team I found out we love to race. Several were very close finishes and could have gone either way.”

Some other notable finishes include sophomore Andrew Campbell who placed first in the 500-yard freestyle (4:39.24). Classmate Sean Robinson managed first place in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:07.76). The men’s 100-yard freestyle was won by senior Aaron Tupper who swam a time of 45.70.

Freshman Aidan Boudreaux secured nine points in the 3-meter diving after posting a score of 201.45 earning him first place. Sophomore Shaylee Daniels also secured nine points in the women’s 3-meter diving with her first-place finish (230.85).

“It was a great day for Lafayette Swimming and Diving. We had a great meet,” Dailey said. “One of our swimmers, Javier Fente ’95 was inducted into the Hall of Fame today and we are still doing really well in the Bring the Roar challenge.”

The Maroon and White will have some time off to train before competing at Rider on Jan. 14 at 1 p.m.

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1 year ago

Fun fact: Destin Lasco’s brother swims for Lehigh