Nov. 9, 2013
LEWISBURG, Pa. - The Navy swimming and diving teams each posted wins over American and Lafayette, but also suffered losses to Bucknell, Saturday in Lewisburg, Pa.
The Navy women's team recorded a 235-63 win over American and a 243-55 win over Lafayette while losing to Bucknell by the score of 159.5-140.5. In the men's meet, Navy posted identical 249-49 victories over the Eagles and Leopards and dropped a 152-148 decision to the Bison.
Navy's women's team won both relay events and either won or placed second overall in each of the 12 individual swimming events. This includes a pair of wins by Ellen Bradford (So., Knoxville, Tenn.) in the breaststroke events along with single wins by Kenzie Margroum (Fr., Fort Thomas, Ky.) in the 50 free, Maddie Thompson (So., Jersey Shore, Pa.) in the 100 free and Charlotte Meter (Fr., Bethesda, Md.) in the 200 individual medley.
"We had a great second half of the meet, particularly in the last few events," said Navy women's swimming head coach John Morrison. "We just didn't have a good enough first half to the meet, so in the end it was too little, too late for us."
It was a similar story on the men's side as Navy placed either first or second in 13 of the 14 swimming events contested on the day. Winning a pair of swimming events for the Mids was Tom Duvall (So., Durham, N.H.), who picked up the victories in the 200 and 500 freestyle races. Navy's other event winners were Hugh Davison (Sr., Towson, Md.), who won the 100 free, Jonathan DeBaugh (So., Conroe, Texas), who earned the win in the 100 fly, and Navy's 200 freestyle relay team.
Additionally, Ben Freedman
(Sr., Kennewick, Wash.) won both diving events for the Mids.
"Give the credit to Bucknell," said Navy men's swimming head coach Bill Roberts. "They swam and competed very well. We have to take a look at what we are doing and figure out how to make things better before our next meet."
Both Navy teams will next compete Nov. 21-23 when each takes part in the Nike Cup in Chapel Hill, N.C.