Navy Dominates On Day One Of Patriot League Championships

Photo Courtesy: Navy Athletics

By Chandler Brandes, Swimming World College Intern

The 2016 Patriot League Swimming and Diving Championships began on Feb. 17 in Maryland, hosted by Navy.

Day one finals results: 2016 Patriot League Day One – Results

Women’s Meet

Navy’s Elizabeth Graeff (25.76), Lauren Barber (27.40), Hannah Briant (24.22), and Kenzie Margroum (22.63) won the women’s 200 medley relay en route to breaking Colgate’s meet record of 1:41.12 set in 2009.

Army’s Kelly Hamilton (25.79), Jess Fabrizio (29.34), Molly Mucciarone (23.91), and Bailey Smith (23.06) placed second in 1:42.10. Boston’s Isabella Olivares (26.75), Erin Nabney (29.26) Julimar Avila (24.17) and Christy Wilde (22.70) took third in 1:42.88.

Navy’s Barber (1:46.50), Casey Lawson (1:48.10), Margroum (1:47.22), and Maddie Thompson (1:47.79) won the women’s 800 free relay in 7:09.61, beating their own league and meet record of 7:16.72 set last year.

Lehigh’s Julianne Koch (1:48.58), Carolyn Koch (1:48.86), Courtney Patterson (1:52.02), and Courtney Ferriera (1:49.07) took second in 7:18.53. Boston’s Nabney (1:51.18), Danielle Yoon (1:51.64), Mika Spencer (1:49.13), and Steph Nasson (1:48.11) rounded out the top three in 7:20.06.

Women’s team standings after day one:

1. Navy-80
2. Boston-64
2. Army-64
4. Bucknell-56
4. Colgate-56
4. Lehigh-56
7. Loyola-50
8. Lafayette-40
9. Holy Cross-32
10. American-24

Men’s Meet

Navy’s team of David Carlson (22.84), Marlin Brutkiewicz (24.02), Jonathan Debaugh (20.66), and Michael Bundas (19.41) won the 200 medley relay in 1:26.93. Army’s Josh Sembrano (22.66), Joe Daniels (24.79), Austin Kong (21.61), and Brandon McCredie (19.93) took second in 1:28.99, and Boston’s Quinn Smith (22.63), Daniel Andronov (24.61), Edwin Angjeli (22.11), and Brian Habacivch (19.79) placed third in 1:29.14.

Navy’s Joseph Jaime (1:36.11), Noah Martin (1:35.50), Alex Nickell (1:37.21), and Thomas Duvall (1:35.10) dominated the field in the 800 free relay, winning in 6:23.72. Their time broke their own pool, conference, and meet records set last year.

Bucknell’s Louis Behnen (1:37.85), Jack Robinson (1:37.38), Denver Freeman (1:40.89), and Chris Devlin (1:36.70) finished second in 6:32.82. Army’s Evin Rude (1:38.34), Devin McCall (1:38.05), Jay Yang (1:39.32), and Chris Szekely (1:37.56) took third in 6:33.27.

Navy’s Joseph Kaszubowski won the 3m diving event with a score of 357.30, with teammate Nathaniel Belch taking second with 351.00. Boston’s David Thiede was third with 297.50.

Men’s team standings after day one:

1. Navy-132
2. Boston-100
3. Bucknell-81
4. Army-79
4. Loyola-79
6. Lehigh-56
7. Colgate-51
8. Lafayette-46
9. Holy Cross-35
10. American-32

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Author: Chandler Brandes

Chandler Brandes is a senior 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 fourth year on board with Swimming World.

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