The Second Day Finals Of The Bucknell Invite Featured Some Nailbiters

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November 18th, 2017 College, NCAA Division I Mid-Major

2017 Bucknell Invitational

  • Friday, November 17 – Sunday, November 19, 2017
  • Bucknell University  – Kenney Natatorium
  • Lewisburg, PA
  • Short Course Yards
  • Results available on Meet Mobile

Finals on Day 2 of the Bucknell Invitational included some nailbiters.

Women 200 Medley Relay

During the freestyle leg, Bucknell (Emma Hadley, Leah Bloodgood, Lindsay Smalec and Abigail Rosenberg), Towson (Jacy Icard, Jacalyn Schoening, Caitlin Manthe and Ryan Ulrich), and Georgetown (Evie Mauze, Molly Fitzpatrick, Laine Morgan and Morgan Conley) were neck and neck until the last 5 yards when Bucknell pulled ahead to take the win in 1:42.65.

Men 200 Medley Relay

This was a nailbiter with LaSalle (Fabian Bergman, Marcus Forsgren, Jakub Batosiewicz and Norman Gregory) and Old Dominion (Anton Mikealsson, Peter Durisin, Filip Svedberg and Parker Harp) fighting it out until LaSalle out touched ODU with a time of 1:30.66 to 1:30.67. Fordham (Auston Ramsay, Travis Monahan, Joe Mercurio and Joe Vizza) placed 3rd in 1:30.93.

Women 400 IM

Bucknell freshman Maggie Wyngowski pulled ahead in breaststroke and extended her lead through freestyle to win in 4:23.45. Phoebe Slaughter, Georgetown freshman, took 2nd with a time of 4:26.65 followed by Emilie Petit, Old Dominion junior, in 4:27.20.

Men 400 IM

Old Dominion sophomore Nick Wukovits pulled ahead in breaststroke and was leading by a body length with 50 yards to go. He took 1st place in 3:57.24 and the race was tight for 2nd and 3rd. Colin Roddy, Towson senior, swam a 3:59.57 for 2nd place followed by closely by Old Dominion senior Anton Mikealsson (3:59.96) who out touched Georgetown freshman Jack Lynch (3:59.99).

Women 100 Fly

Top seed Fordham sophomore Mia Bullock (54.14) finished 1st while Georgetown teammates Lauren Henasey (55.01) and Laine Morgan (55.06) fought for 2nd and 3rd.

Men 100 Fly

Jack Saunderson, Towson junior, had no trouble placing 1st tonight swimming a 47.51 to beat his top seed time from this morning.  Old Dominion sophomore Filip Svedberg (48.87) placed 2nd and Joe Mercurio, Fordham senior was 3rd with a time of 49.53.

Women 200 Free

Fordham freshman Caitlin McNary came from 4th seed this morning to swim a 1:50.03 and place 1st tonight. Abigail Rosenberg, Bucknell junior, was close behind with a 1:50.34 and Towson sophomore Sarah Margaret Locke (1:51.45) out touched teammate Annemarie Schoor to finish 3rd.

Men 200 Free

Georgetown teammates Andrew Stange, freshman, and Jacob Kohlhoff, junior, dominated the 200 free tonight with Stange swimming 1:38.51 to place 1st and Kohlhoff turning in a 1:40.80. The race for 3rd  was tight with Aleksander Nikolic, LaSalle junior, out touching Fordham sophomore Joe Vizza with a 1:41.41 to 1:41.47.

Women 100 Breast

Old Dominion junior Ashley Brem (1:01.65) lead the race until Georgetown senior Molly Fitzpatrick (1:01.81) out touched her in the last 5 yards. Towson sophomore Jacalyn Schoening finished 3rd in 1:03.21.

Men 100 Breast

Old Dominion teammates Peter Durisin, freshman, and Nick Wukovits, sophomore, defended their  1st and 3rd seeds with times of 54.95 and 56.20, respectively. Ryan O’Leary, Towson sophomore, took 2nd place with a 56.04.

Women 100 Back

After a close race this morning in prelims, Towson senior Jacy Icard and LaSalle junior Olivia Distefano fought for 1st again this evening with Icard swimming a 54.25 and Distefano swimming a 54.93. Emma Hadley, Bucknell sophomore, rounded out the top 3 with a time of 55.44.

Men 100 Back

LaSalle senior Fabian Bergman (48.36) pulled ahead by the end of the first 50 to defend his top seed position. Georgetown freshman Drew Carbone (49.13) and Fordham freshman Auston Ramsay (49.78) placed 2nd and 3rd.

Women 1 Meter Diving

Towson teammates Kelsey Jehl (272.90 points) and Emily Wilson (257.95) took 1st and 3rd place for the second night in a row. Georgetown freshman Riley Fujioka scored 259.00 points to earn 2nd place.

Women 800 Yard Free Relay

Towson (Kendall Krumenacker, Annmarie Schnoor, Danielle Clark and Sarah Margaret Locke) maintained the lead throughout the relay and were ahead by a body length at the end of the 3rd leg to win in 7:32.12. Fordham (Paulina Watson, Theresa Mullen, Erin McBride and Caitlin McNary) and Bucknell (Emily Gorham, Abigail Rosenberg, Katherine O’Shea and Mia Haggerty) were neck and neck until Fordham pulled ahead in the 4th leg to take 2nd with a time of 7:35.42 with Bucknell finishing 3rd in 7:37.00.  

Men 800 Yard Free Relay

LaSalle (Fabian Bergman, Aleksander Nikolic, Marcus Forsgren and Kyle McElwee) took over the lead in the 2nd leg and maintained it until the last 25 yards when Georgetown (Terry Johnson, Drew Carbone, Dan Ross and Andrew Stange) pulled ahead to win in 6:43.74. LaSalle finished in 6:44.37 and Towson (Jack Saunderson, Matthew Kenney, Nick Essing and Evan Brophy) took 3rd in 6:47.64.

Michelle Lombana has been a swim mom for over 17 years, serving on various boards of directors for club swimming, summer swim league, and high school swimming. She founded College Swimming Guide to help simplify the recruiting process for swimmers who want to swim in college.

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