Mountain Hawks conclude Lehigh-Lafayette PL Challenge meet by defeating the Leopards

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EASTON, Pa. – Day two of the Lehigh-Lafayette Patriot League Challenge meeting was very similar to day one, lots of wins for the Mountain Hawks! The Lehigh men’s and women’s swimming and diving team ended the two-day event with the dominance of leopards. The women’s team defeated Lafayette with 217-69 points while the men’s team led the leopards with 170.50-116.50 points. This weekend was also special as the team honored its senior class.

For women, freshman Emma Camp picked up exactly where she left off and won the 3 meter dive with a score of 180.00. The first year diver also won the 1 meter dive on Saturday. The senior Anna Francsico won twice in the 200 (2: 03.09) and the 100 IM (59.15) that day. Hallie Wilson (2: 04.59) and Sophia Poeta (2: 05.40) ended the 200 deficit right behind Francisco for a clean double victory. Anna Thomas, another senior citizen, scored a victory in the 200 chest with a time of 2: 26.70 and came second in the 100 IM at 1: 00.91 a.m. Sarah Horne finished second in the 200 breastplate with a time of 2: 28.69, while Liz Olszewski came third with 2: 28.82.

In the 500cc race, the second Hannah Lord won the victory by being blown by her competitors with a time of 5: 11.93. The Mountain Hawks also had a clean run on the podium in the 100 Free and 100 Fly. Ann Foley won the 100 free spins with a time of 51.09, Olivia Giampietro came second with 54.47 and Olszewski came third with 2: 28.82. In the 100 fly, Sarah Hardy recorded victory with a time of 56.96, while Malia Wolf (57.58) and Ashley Carper (59.13) took second and third place. The 400-free relay team secured the Mountain Hawks the last victory of Foley, Wolf, Giampietro and Grace Rogowski with a time of 3: 33.77.

Addison Cochran continued his success, winning the 1 meter dive for the men’s team with a score of 196.95. Senior Max Goldenberg had a successful day when he won the 100 fly with a time of 49.73 and also finished second in the 100 with 46.22. The 100 free winner was Glenn Lasco with a time of 45.81. Sophomore Janik Wing finished second in the 100 flight with a time of 51.29. Lehigh also took back the top two spots in the 200, with Senior Matt Feryo winning them with a time of 1: 51.36 and Miles Cox finishing second with 1: 56.11.

Two swimmers in their first year in Keagan Casey (4: 42.79) and Connor Drucis (4: 49.20) finished second and third in the 500cc race for Brown and White. Lehigh took second, third and fourth place in the 100 IM with Collin Hanlon (53.30), Connor Sept (54.07) and Dan Unhuryan (55.69). Aiden McCurley finished third in the 200 chest, recording a time of 2: 10.43, while Senior Sept was fourth right behind him, arriving at 2: 11.32. Finally, the 400-free relay team of McCurley, Lasco, Hanlon and Alex Patti won with a time of 3: 05.17.

DAY ONE

The Lehigh men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams completed the first day of the Lehigh-Lafayette Patriot League Challenge on Saturday. After the first day, both the men’s and women’s teams are at the top. The women’s team has a 111-35 lead while the men’s lead is 78.50-61.50.

The Lehigh women’s team won all eight events. Starting with the 1 meter dive, the newcomer Emma Camp took first place with 191.93 points. Senior Leader Ann Foley had two wins that day in the 50 Free (23.94) and the 200 Free (1: 50.21). Olivia Giampietro took third place in the 50s with a time of 24.46. Ashley Carper also finished third in the 200 Free at 1:58 am.

Sophomore Sarah Hardy also collected two wins for Brown and White that day. Hardy took first place in the 200 fly (2: 03.33) and the 1000 fly (10:30:02). Malia Wolf (2: 07.26) and Sarah Horne (2: 08.89) took second and third place in the 200 flight. Hannah Lord would then take second place in the 1000 ranking with a time of 10: 43.59.

In the 100 back, Lehigh took first, second and third place. Anna Francisco took home the win with a time of 56.68, while Hallie Wilson (57.95) and Sophia Poeta (58.41) finished second and third. With Anna Thomas (1: 06.53), the second Lord (1: 07.78) and Liz Olszewski (1: 09.08), Lehigh also took the first three places in the 100 chest. The 400 medley relay team of Francisco, Wolf, Thomas and Giampietro also took first place with a time of 3: 51.56.

For the men, Addison Cochran started with a win for the Mountain Hawks in the 3-meter dive. Cochran’s score of 218.70 was good enough for the first. In the 1000 classification, the newcomer Keagan Casey achieved a victory with a time of 9: 45.40, while Connor Drucis took third place with 9: 56.65. Miles Cox recorded another win for the Mountain Hawks with a time of 1: 51.93 in the 200 flight. Senior Matt Feryo recorded Brown and White’s last win in the 100s with a time of 51.14. Senior Max Goldenberg was just third behind with a time of 51.67.

Glenn Lasco took two second places for Lehigh throughout the day. Lasco finished second in the 50 Free (21.43) and the 200 Free (1: 43.27). The first year swimmer, Alex Patti, took third place in the 200 ranking with a time of 1: 44.86. The newcomers Dan Unhuryan and Aiden McCurley took second and third place in the 100s in the Brown and White. Unhuryan’s time was 5:00 p.m. and McCurley’s time was 5:00 p.m.

Lehigh’s 400-medley relay team of Connor Sept, Feryo, Goldenberg and Patti finished second that day with a draw of 3: 25.03.

The Mountain Hawks return to the water tomorrow for the second day at 10:30 am. The conclusion of the diving events begins on the day.

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