By Chandler Brandes, Swimming World College Intern
Day three of the 2016 Patriot League Swimming and Diving Championships saw exciting action. Four swims broke and one matched Patriot League records, and six swims broke and two tied meet records. One swim set a new pool record.
Women’s 400 IM
Navy’s Kaitlin O’Reilly started the night off with a win in the 400 IM, leading from start to finish. The sophomore won the race in 4:16.74.
O’Reilly’s teammate Jenny Smith took second in 4:18.90 and Army’s Jessica Burkett was third in 4:22.76. Bucknell’s Alanna Nawrocki dominated the B-Final in 4:23.26.
Men’s 400 IM
Bucknell’s Chris Devlin took over four seconds off his prelims time to win the event in 3:49.04. His time broke the league and meet record of 3:49.57 Boston’s Garrett Chin set this morning.
Chin finished second in 3:49.76 and Navy’s Brayden Lauffer took third in 3:50.49. Navy’s Kenneth Parker won the B-Final in 3:56.16.
Women’s 100 Fly
Navy’s Rachael Dudley won the event in 53.95, the only swimmer to go under 54 seconds.
Army’s Molly Mucciarone claimed second in 54.31, and Boston’s Julimar Avila finished third in 54.60. Lehigh’s Kelly Carroll and Bucknell’s Lindsay Smalec tied for ninth in the B-Final in 55.87.
Men’s 100 Fly
Navy’s Jonathan Debaugh knocked off over one second from his time this morning to win the 100 fly in 47.01. The senior broke the league and meet record of 47.33 set in 2009.
Debaugh’s teammate Ryan Bailey finished second in 47.42 and Army’s Jason Rodriquez was third in 47.94. Navy’s Zachary Piedt claimed the B-Final in 48.60.
Women’s 200 Free
Navy showed their depth as a team by sweeping the top three spots in the women’s 200 free. Junior Kenzie Margroum won in 1:45.87, breaking the league and meet record set back in 2010.
Maddie Thompson was second in 1:47.65 and Casey Lawson was third in 1:48.67. Lehigh’s Courtney Ferreira won the B-Final in 1:50.23.
Men’s 200 Free
Navy continued their dominance, this time going 1-2-3 in the men’s 200 free. Senior Thomas Duvall won in 1:35.20, tying his own league and meet record he set last year.
Noah Martin finished second in 1:36.29 and Joseph Jaime was third in 1:36.74. Boston’s Trevor Winans won the B-Final in 1:38.60.
Women’s 100 Breast
Navy yet again swept the top three spots in the 100 breast. Lauren Barber set a new meet record en route to winning in 1:00.77.
Ellen Bradford was second in 1:01.83 and Hannah Gillcrist was third in 1:01.86. Boston’s Erin Nabney took the B-Final in 1:04.79.
Men’s 100 Breast
Loyola’s Ben Cono took the title in the men’s 100 breast, finishing in 52.92. His time tied the current meet record set in 2014.
Navy’s Marlin Brutkiewicz touched second in 53.01 and Lafayette’s Greg Grewal was third in 53.55. Navy’s Ryan Bailey won the B-Final in 55.70.
Women’s 100 Back
Bucknell’s Emma Levendoski dominated the field, winning in 53.95. She was just off her own meet record set last year.
Navy’s Elizabeth Graeff finished second in 55.08 while Bucknell’s Rachel Perry touched third in 55.31. Buckle’s Julie Byrne claimed the B-Final in 56.20.
Men’s 100 Back
Navy won their third event of the evening as David Carlson took first in 47.88.
Army’s Josh Sembrano was second in 48.59 and Bucknell’s Jack Robinson was third in 48.70. Colgate’s Des Cairns took the B-Final in 51.15.
Men’s 1m Diving
Navy proved their dominance on the boards in addition to the pool by going 1-2-3 in the men’s 1m diving event. Nate Belch posted a score of 327.50 for the win. Joe Kaszubowski was second with 321.40 and Frank Love was third with 298.60.
Women’s 200 Free Relay
Navy’s team of Thompson (22.95), Hannah Briant (22.89), Ally Warnimont (22.78), and Margroum (22.32) won in 1:30.94, breaking Colgate’s league and meet record from 2009. The time also broke the pool record set by Navy in 2010.
Men’s 200 Free Relay
Navy’s Jaime (20.22), Bjorn Davis (19.83), Duvall (19.43), and Michael Bundas (19.66) won in 1:19.14. The time broke their own meet record set in 2014.
Current Women’s Team Scores:
10. Holy Cross-63
Current Men’s Team Scores:
9. Holy Cross-78