Feb. 21, 2014
Patriot League Swimming and Diving Championships Central | Patriot League Network | Live Results | Psych Sheet
ANNAPOLIS, Md.- Navy continues to dominate the 2014 Patriot League Championships at Lejeune Hall, but the Mids yielded the top of the podium to Bucknell in three events on Friday evening.
Senior Mike Nicholson started the Bison gold rush by teaming with freshman teammate Louis Behnen for a 1-2 finish in the Men's 400 IM. Sophomore Emma Levendoski gave Bucknell a second Day Three titlist when she cruised to a record-setting victory in the Women's 100 backstroke and junior Tara Boyle put an exclamation point on the night with a win in the Women's 1-meter Diving in the final individual event on Friday.
The strong performance helped vault the Bison women into second place in the team standings at 431 points behind Navy's 525. Boston University, Army and Colgate complete the top five.
The championship session started with the first Patriot League titlist from Lehigh since 2003 when Mountain Hawks sophomore Courtney Patterson captured the Women's 400IM in 4:16.73.
Army freshman Ariana Bullard followed up Nicholson's win with a new league and meet mark of 53.40 in the Women's 100 Butterfly.
But beyond the three Bucknell champs and one each from Army and Lehigh, the remainder of the night belonged to host Navy.
The Mids set records in the Men's 200 freestyle (Thomas Duvall in 1:35.32), Men's 100 Breaststroke (Sean Murphy in 52.92), 100 backstroke (Joseph Lane in 48.01) and Men's 400 Medley Relay (Lane, Murphy, DeBaugh, and Bomberger in 3:10.94).
Other Navy winners included Jonathan DeBaugh in the Men's 100 Butterfly in 47.86, Maddi Thompson in the Women's 200 Freestyle in 1:49.59, Hanna Gillcrist in the 100 Breaststroke in 1:02.92 and the Mids Women's 400 Medley Relay squad of Baguley, Gillcrist, Vaughn and Thompson in 3:43.24.
The Navy Men's team stretched out an already sizeable lead and now have a 595.50-433 advantage over second place Boston University. Army, Bucknell and Lehigh round out the top five.
The 2014 Patriot League Swimming & Diving Championships will conclude on Saturday with the final 13 events. You can follow the action on patriotleague.tv beginning at 10:30 a.m. with preliminaries and an evening session of finals starting at 6 p.m.
Day Three Champions
Women's 400 IM- Courtney Patterson, Lehigh, 4:16.73.
Men's 400 IM- Mike Nicholson, Bucknell, 3:52.84
Women's 100 Fly- Ariana Bullard, Army, 53.40*
Men's 100 Fly- Jonathan DeBaugh, Navy, 47.86
Women's 200 Freestyle- Maddi Thompson, Navy, 1:49.59
Men's 200 Freestyle- Thomas Duvall, Navy, 1:35.32**
Women's 100 Breaststroke- Hanna Gillcrist, Navy, 1:02.92
Men's 100 Breaststroke- Sean Murphy, Navy, 52.92***
Women's 100 Backstroke- Emma Levendoski, Bucknell, 54.15****
Men's 100 Backstroke- Joseph Lane, Navy, 48.01*****
Women's 1-meter Diving- Tara Boyle, Bucknell
Women's 400 Medley Relay- Navy, 3:43.24
Men's 400 Medley Relay- Navy, 3:10.94*****
*New league and meet record; previous record Tony Paruso, Navy, 53.58 (2012)
**New league and meet record; previous records league: Hugh Davison, Navy, 1:36.00 (2013), meet: Mac Anthony, Navy, 1:36.29 (2009).
***New meet record; previous record Sean Murphy, Navy, 52,96 (2014)
****New meet and league record; previous records league: Levendoski, Bucknell, 52.47 (2013) meet: Levendoski, Bucknell, 54.42 (2014)
*****New pool, league and meet record; precious record Navy, 3:13.27 (2012).
1. Navy - 595.50 points
2. Boston University - 433
3. Army - 406
4. Bucknell - 310
5. Lehigh - 208
6. Lafayette - 133
7. American - 124
8. Loyola - 102.50
9. Colgate - 79
10. Holy Cross - 61
1. Navy - 525 points
2. Bucknell - 431
3. Boston University -
4. Army - 365
5. Colgate - 227.50
6. Lehigh - 212
7. Loyola - 176
8. American - 126
9. Lafayette - 89
10. Holy Cross - 60