Navy Women Win 7th Patriot League Title in a Row, Men Win 15th

Patriot League – Men and Women

  • Women’s Swim Coach of the Year: Rob Herb, Lehigh
  • Men’s Swim Coach of the Year: Bill Roberts, Navy
  • Diving Coach of the Year: Rich MacDonald, Navy
  • Female Diver of the Meet: Megan Fennell, Lehigh
  • Male Diver of the Meet: Bradley Buchter, Navy
  • Female Rookie of the Meet: Maggie Wyngowski, Bucknell
  • Male Rookie of the Meet: Billy Cadigan, Navy
  • Female Swimmer of the Meet: Lauren Barber, Navy
  • Male Swimmer of the Meet: Ben Cono, Loyola Maryland

Women’s:

  1. Navy: 904.5
  2. Army: 568
  3. Lehigh: 543
  4. Bucknell: 423
  5. Boston: 385
  6. Loyola: 250.5
  7. Colgate: 191
  8. American: 172
  9. Holy Cross: 107
  10. Lafayette: 93

Men’s:

  1. Navy: 990.5
  2. Army: 780.5
  3. Bucknell: 411
  4. Boston: 406.5
  5. Loyola: 286.5
  6. Lehigh: 282.5
  7. Colgate: 167.5
  8. American: 118
  9. Lafayette: 114
  10. Holy Cross: 108

Navy won its 7th Patriot League title in a row, marking its 17th in its 27th year in the conference, following the final day of competition. The Navy men won its 15th title in a row, which keeps them undefeated at the Patriot League Championships during their time in the conference. Another team score notable is that the Navy men scored the most points at the meet (990.5) since the Patriot League expanded to 10 teams in the 2013-2014 season.

Lauren Barber broke a record of her own, becoming the swimmer with the most Patriot League titles in history with 21 titles total over her collegiate career. 12 of those titles came in relays, while 9 came in individual races. Barber picked up her 20th and 21st titles on the last night of competition by winning the 200 breast and 400 free relay. In the 200 breast, Barber posted a 2:12.28 to win, which was good in the field, but a ways off her league record of 2:10.53 from 2016. She was also a member of the winning 400 free relay, which broke 3:20 to go 3:19.64.

Navy freshman Luke Johnson negative split the 1650 to run down fellow Navy freshman Ryan Waters and Army  junior Tom Ottman at the end of the race.  Johnson blasted a 1:46.17 on the final 200 of the race, which was well faster than Ottman (1:51.17) and Waters (1:50.05). Johnson finished in a final time of 15:05.59 to Ottman’s 15:07.22, and Water’s 15:08.93. That time is well under the NCAA B cut, but will likely fall a little short of earning an invite to the meet.

Jamie Miller broke the league record in the women’s 200 back in prelims, blasting a 1:55.30. In finals, she went 1:56.79, which while considerably slower, was still enough to win by 2 seconds. Ben Cono followed up his win in the 100 breast by taking the 200 in a very quick 1:55.69.

Navy finished the meet by taking down their own league record in the men’s 400 free relay. The team of Joseph Jaime (44.03), Vince Everman (43.67), Zachary Piedt (43.52), and Bjorn Davis (43.46) combined to post a 2:54.68, coming in just under their previous record of 2:54.92.

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Sunshine

Way to go Luke!!!!

SUNY Cal

L Barber has not improved on any of her times since freshman year.

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