Navy Sweeps 2016 Patriot League Championships

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By Chandler Brandes, Swimming World College Intern

The Navy women won their fifth-consecutive Patriot League title, while the Navy men won their 13th-consecutive. The women won by 402.5 points, and the men were 301.5 points ahead of the runner-ups.

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Women’s 1650 Free

Big time drops highlighted the women’s mile event. Army’s Sabrina Mortell dropped over 28 seconds from her seed in the mile, posting a winning time of 16:36.22.

Lehigh’s Cora Summerfield knocked off over 21 seconds to take second in 16:39.03, and Boston’s Grace Anderson dropped 38 seconds to finish third in 16:42.52.

Men’s 1650 Free

There were more modest, but still significant, time drops in the men’s distance event. Navy’s Noah Martin cruised to the win in 15:09.22, four seconds faster than his seed.

Army’s Thomas Ottman finished second in 15:16.96 while Bucknell’s Louis Behnen was third in 15:26.95.

Women’s 200 Back

Bucknell’s Emma Levendoski swept both backstroke events, winning the 200 tonight in 1:56.90.

Navy rounded out the top three, with Kaitlyn O’Reilly taking second in 1:58.10 and Emily Ranzau finishing third in 1:58.55.

Men’s 200 Back

Bucknell’s Chris Devlin dropped nearly four seconds off his prelim time to finish first in the men’s 200 back. The sophomore finished in 1:43.14, setting a new league and meet record.

Navy’s David Carlson was also under the old league and meet records, but ultimately finished second in 1:43.34. Boston’s Garrett Chin was third in 1:46.29.

Women’s 100 Free

Navy’s Kenzie Margroum won her third individual event of the weekend, this time touching first in 49.30. The senior rebroke her own league and meet record she set earlier this morning.

Margroum’s teammate Maddie Thompson was second in 49.87 while Army’s Monica Sowinski was third in 50.36.

Men’s 100 Free

Army’s Chris Szekely led a loaded 100 free final by claiming first with a time of 44.02.

Navy’s Joseph Jaime was second in 44.14, just out touching his teammate Thomas Duvall who took third in 44.15.

Women’s 200 Breast

Navy’s Lauren Barber continued her record-setting weekend by setting a new mark in the women’s 200 breast. The freshman’s time of 2:10.53 was just under the old meet and league record of 2:10.67 set in 2012.

Barber’s teammate Ellen Bradford was second in 2:13.87, while Army’s Jessica Ambrose rounded out the top three in 2:16.12.

Men’s 200 Breast

Navy’s Marlin Brutkiewicz dropped nearly five seconds from his morning swim to touch first in 1:55.48. His time broke the meet record set in 2014.

Loyola’s Ben Cono was a close second in 1:55.70 and Lafayette’s Greg Grewal was third in 1:57.97.

Women’s 200 Fly

Rachael Dudley dominated the women’s 200 fly as the only swimmer under the 2 minute barrier. The senior won in 1:57.76, shattering the previous meet and league record to finish her stellar career for Navy.

Bucknell’s Julianna Foss was second in 2:00.26 and Navy’s Hanna Gillcrist was a close third in 2:00.30.

Men’s 200 Fly

Navy’s Jonathan Debaugh won the men’s 200 fly by over two seconds, finishing 1:44.21.

Navy went 1-2 in the event, as Hayes McCullagh took second in 1:46.40. Army’s Sean Regan was a close third in 1:46.45.

Women’s 3m Diving

Navy senior Julie Jesse completed her career with a win in the women’s 3m diving event, posting a score of 262.05. Jesse’s teammate Amanda Zerphy was second with a score of 253.80 and Boston’s Kyra Tatlow was third in 247.95.

Women’s 400 Free Relay

The Navy women continued their dominance this weekend by winning the final relay of the meet. The team of Margroum (49.22), Ally Warnimont (49.93), Barber (50.11), and Thompson (48.84) won in 3:18.10, shattering the previous league and meet record of 3:20.55 set by Colgate in 2009.

Men’s 400 Free Relay

The Navy men also continued their outstanding weekend by winning the final race of the meet. The team of Jaime (43.88), Bjorn Davis (44.07), Zachary Piedt (43.88), and Duvall (43.09) won in 2:54.92. Their time broke their own meet and league record set back in 2012.

Final Women’s Team Standings:

1. Navy-958.5
2. Army-556
3. Boston-537.5
4. Bucknell-419
5. Lehigh-404
6. Colgate-206
7. Loyola-187
8. American-167
9. Lafayette-110
10. Holy Cross-84

Final Men’s Team Standings:

1. Navy-951.5
2. Army-650
3. Boston-487.5
4. Bucknell-469
5. Loyola-300.5
6. Lehigh-250
7. Colgate-172.5
8. Lafayette-157
9. Holy Cross-100
10. American-99

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Author: Chandler Brandes

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Chandler Brandes is a junior at the University of Vermont where she is majoring in Public Communication and double minoring in Coaching and Sports Management. She is a former swimmer for the Catamounts and this is her third year on board with Swimming World.

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