ANNAPOLIS, Md. – After placing 13 in the finals on the third day of the Patriot League Championships, the Bucknell men's swimming & diving team rose to third in the team race.

With 283 points, the Bison lead fourth-place Boston University by 1.50 entering the final day of the Patriot League Championships, which are being held at Navy's Lejeune Hall.

Matt McGoey's performance in the 400 IM was a highlight. The sophomore, who on Thursday broke the school record in the 200 IM (1:47.84), clocked Bucknell's fourth-fastest 400 IM time (3:52.96) en route to a fourth-place finish. He previously stood eighth in school history in this event and took fourth in the preliminaries (3:53.85) before improving his time in the 'A' finals.

McGoey also teamed with Kevin Adams-Mardi, Charlie McFarland and Jimmy Rush for a fourth-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay; the quartet posted the second-fastest time in school history, touching the wall in 1:21.88.

McFarland moved to fifth in school history in the 100 breaststroke, timing in at 56.15 during the preliminaries. He went on to place eighth in the 'A' finals with a slower time.

McGoey and McFarland were among five Bison who qualified for the 'A' finals. Chris Devlin took fourth in the 100 backstroke while Chadd Cummings finished sixth in the 100 breaststroke. Garrett Sommer scored an eighth-place finish in the 3-meter dive.

Three other Bison clocked top-10 times on Friday. Vince Filippini improved to eighth in the 200 freestyle (1:39.26) from 10th while Matt Rakovec (9th, 400 IM, 4:00.40) and Tom Gannon (10th, 100 breaststroke, 56.80) cracked the top-10 in their respective events for the first time.

Mitch Buccalo (9th, 400 IM), Gannon (9th, 100 breaststroke), Rakovec (11th, 400 IM), Tarik Lott (12th, 100 breaststroke), Jimmy Rush (12th, 100 backstroke), Fillippini (13th, 200 freestyle), Jacob Lubinski (16th, 100 backstroke) and Sam Rutan (16th, 200 freestyle) racked up a combined 38 points for Bucknell.

Through 27 events, Navy (720.5) and Army West Point (540.5) are the top two teams. The Patriot League Championships conclude tomorrow. Preliminaries begin at 10 a.m. with the finals following at 6 p.m.

Updates to Bucknell's Top 10

Matt McGoey: moved to 4th in the 400 IM (3:52.96) - moved to 4th (3:53.85) from 8th (3:58.58) in the preliminaries before improving time in finals
Charlie McFarland: moved to 5th (56.15) in the 100 breaststroke from 8th (56.69)
Vince Filippini: moved to 8th (1:39.26) in the 200 freestyle from 10th (1:40.02)

New Additions to Bucknell's Top 10

Kevin Adams-Mardi, Charlie McFarland, Matt McGoey, Jimmy Rush: 2nd in the 200 freestyle relay (1:21.88) 
Matt Rakovec: 9th in the 400 IM (4:00.40)
Tom Gannon: 10th in the 100 breaststroke (56.80) - clocked same time in the finals and the preliminaries

Bison in the Finals

Mitch Buccalo
400 IM – 9th, 3:57.43

Chadd Cummings
100 breaststroke – 6th, 54.97

Chris Devlin
100 backstroke – 4th, 48.83

Vince Filippini
200 freestyle – 13th 1:40.08

Tom Gannon
100 breaststroke – 9th, 56.80 (10th in school history)

Charlie McFarland
100 breaststroke – 8th, 56.43

Tarik Lott
100 breaststroke – 12th, 57.11

Jacob Lubinski
100 backstroke – 16th, 52.05

Matt McGoey
400 IM – 4th, 3:52.96 (4th in school history)

Matt Rakovec
400 IM – 11th, 4:00.40 (9th in school history)

Jimmy Rush
100 backstroke – 12th, 51.02

Sam Rutan
200 freestyle – 16th, 1:41.64

Garrett Sommer
1-meter dive – 8th, 232.55

Kevin Adams-Mardi, Charlie McFarland, Matt McGoey, Jimmy Rush
200 freestyle relay – 4th, 1:21.88 (2nd in school history)

Bison in the Preliminaries

Kevin Adams-Mardi
100 breaststroke – 17th, 58.30

Mitch Buccalo
400 IM – 9th, 4:00.13

Chadd Cummings
100 breaststroke – 4th, 55.18

Chris Devlin
100 backstroke – 5th, 48.74

Vince Filippini
200 freestyle – 12th, 1:39.26 (8th in school history)

Kevin Flynn
100 backstroke – 18th, 52.11

Tom Gannon
100 breaststroke – 10th, 56.80 (10th in school history)

Mitch Gavars
200 freestyle – 21st, 1:42.37

Tarik Lott
100 breaststroke – 13th, 57.21

Jacob Lubinski
100 backstroke – 16th, 51.92
100 butterfly – 21st, 50.14

Charlie McFarland
100 breaststroke – 8th, 56.15 (5th in school history)

Matt McGoey
400 IM – 5th, 3:53.85

Nico Pagni
400 IM – 29th, 4:16.85

Michael Park
400 IM – 22nd, 4:12.04

Matt Rakovec
400 IM – 12th, 4:02.39

Jimmy Rush
100 backstroke – 10th, 51.23

Sam Rutan
200 freestyle – 14th, 1:41.12

Team Standings
1. Navy - 720.5
2. Army West Point - 540.5
3. Bucknell - 283
4. Boston University - 281.5
5. Loyola - 213.5
6. Lehigh - 182.5
7. Colgate - 129.5
8. American - 100
9. Lafayette - 88
10. Holy Cross - 83