Columbia Men Down Bucknell, 150-92

NEW YORK, New York, January 21. THE Bucknell men's swimming and diving team came up short against Columbia, falling by the score of 150-92, on Saturday in the Uris Swimming Center. With the setback, the Bison are now 4-5 on the year, while the Lions level their overall record at 4-4.

Deighan swam the 200 breast in two minutes, 9.78 seconds, which ranks ninth all-time for the Orange and Blue. Junior John Peterman (Conestoga, Pa./Penn Manor) and sophomore Patrick Stummer (Fulton, N.Y./G. Ray Bodley) both took first in events, as well, Peterman in the 100 free (48.33) and Stummer in the 500 free (4:51.40). The duo posted two additional scoring performances as Stummer touched the wall in 16:52.34 to place fourth in the 1,650 free, while Peterman placed third in the 200 free with a time of 1:48.46.

Three more Bison swimmers recorded runner-up showings in the meet. Senior Matt Crandell (Winchester, Va./John Handley) finished the 200 fly in 1:58.52 to place second, freshman David Iselin (Potomac, Md./Churchill) took second in the 200 back with a time of 1:58.81 and junior Grant Steadman (Richmond, Va./Collegiate) was the runner-up in the 50 free, touching the wall in 22.26 seconds. Steadman also placed third in the 100 free with a time of 49.99.

Sophomore Christopher Amato (East Norwich, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) came in third in the 200 back and fourth in the 200 free with times of 1:59.99 and 1:48.48, respectively. Junior Theo Leriotis (Murrysville, Pa./Franklin Regional Senior High) was third in the 200 IM (2:02.22) followed by freshman Daniel Fletcher (Cedar Grove, N.J./Cedar Grove) in fourth with a time of 2:02.96. Sophomore Mark Kawczenski (Wilkes-Barre, Pa./Hanover Area) placed fourth in the 50 free (22.44), while freshman Luke Trafton (Bath, Maine/Morse) was fourth in the 500 free (4:56.46) and classmate Brett Carey (West Chester, Pa./Malvern Prep) took fourth in the 200 breast (2:25.09) to round out the top performances in the swimming events for the Orange and Blue.

On the boards for the Bison, freshman Matt Traver (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown HS West) claimed the runner-up spot in one-meter diving with a mark of 248.25 and sophomore Jeffrey Manning (Bringhurst, Ind./Carroll Jr./Sr. High) took third with 233.63 points. The pair swapped places in the three-meter event as Manning was second with a mark of 251.55, while Traver posted the third-best score, 232.88.

Bucknell will return to action next Saturday, Jan. 27, when the squad will play host to Lehigh in its final dual meet of the season, beginning at 2 p.m. in Kinney Natatorium.

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