Sarah Hardy Shines in Loss to Bucknell

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LEWISBURG, Pa. – In the final dual meet of the year the Lehigh women’s swimming and diving team was defeated by Bucknell, 181-109 at Kinney Natatorium Saturday afternoon.

“After stepping off the plane at 8:30 p.m. last night and getting back to Lehigh at almost 11 p.m., and turning it around and getting ourselves up to Bucknell, I think the team did pretty well,” said head coach Rob Herb.

Senior Sarah Hardy continues to shine for Lehigh. She led Lehigh with three first-place finishes on Saturday. Hardy came in first in the 200-yard butterfly (2:01.64), the 200-yard backstroke (2:03.77) and the 200-yard IM (2:06.33).

The 400-yard freestyle relay finished in first with a time of 3:33.73. The relay team was comprised of first-year Cailtin Deitch, first-year Mairin Ludwig, junior Sarah Manthrop and sophomore Willa Werweiss.

Stevens was the only other Lehigh swimmer to come in first tonight. She won the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 57.14 and came in second in the 200-yard butterfly (2:05.22). Stevens was in second, finishing behind Hardy.

Werwaiss gave Lehigh four points with a second-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle (1:55.45)

Besides being on the winning 400-yard freestyle relay, Deitch had a couple of second-place finishes. She took second behind Stevens in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 58.12 and was second in the 100-yard freestyle (53.27).

Danielle Prekop picked up three points in the 200-yard IM (2:12.43) and the 100-yard breaststroke (1:06.04).

Senior Hallie Wilson also placed third in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 59.90

Lehigh will travel back to Lewisburg next week when the Mountain Hawks compete in the Bucknell Invitational on Jan. 28.

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