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Jack Robinson
Jack Robinson
Courtesy: Marc Hagemeier
Nicholson Wins 400 IM, Bison Men Sit Second at Bucknell Invitational
Release:   11/24/2013

LEWISBURG, Pa. – The Bucknell men’s swimming and diving team entered Saturday’s middle day of its own invitational with a slim three-point lead on second-place Yale. The Bulldogs won four of the seven events contested on Saturday to move past the Bison in the standings, but Bucknell still sits firmly entrenched in second place, nearly 400 points ahead of third-place La Salle. The Bison will enter the final day of the invitational within 100 points of Yale.

Mike Nicholson and Louis Behnen provided some highlights for Bucknell, which had six different swimmers (Matt Hadley, Erik Heinemann, JT Nangle, Chris Ortiz, Will Rappaport and Jack Robinson) score in two different individual events. Nicholson collected the only win of the day for the Bison, touching the wall first in the 400 IM. Behnen was a couple seconds behind for the runner-up showing. His time of 3:57.73 in the finals was a career-best and moved him into fourth place in program history.

Six Bucknell swimmers scored in both the 400 IM and 200 free, while five different Bison scored in the 100 fly and 100 back.

Hadley was Bucknell’s other top finisher, claiming second in the 200 free. Trevor Reitz (fifth in 100 fly) and Jack Robinson (eighth in 100 back) also topped all Bison in their events.

Behnen, Heinemann, Denver Freeman and Nicholson combined to finish second in the 800 free relay, while Bucknell’s top finish in the 200 medley relay was fifth after its top squad was disqualified for an early take off.

The three-day Bucknell Invitational will wrap up Sunday. Prelims begin at 10 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m. in Kinney Natatorium.

Team Scores
1. Yale – 1,011.5
2. Bucknell – 915.5
3. La Salle – 546
4. Binghamton – 524
5. Georgetown – 480.5
6. Delaware – 471
7. Fordham – 354.5
8. Susquehanna – 115
9. Penn State - 74

New Top-10 Times
400 IM (4. Louis Behnen – 3:57.73)

Bucknell Results
George Beatty
400 IM prelims – 15th, 4:20.51
400 IM finals – 15th, 4:10.23
200 free prelims – 30th, 1:45.84

Louis Behnen
400 IM prelims – 2nd, 3:59.57
400 IM finals – 2nd, 3:57.73

Denver Freeman
100 fly prelims – 33rd, 53.56
200 free prelims – 17th, 1:44.67
200 free finals – 13th, 1:44.37

Collin Greene
100 fly prelims – 53rd, 55.29

Steve Grune
100 fly prelims – 8th, 51.02
100 fly finals – 8th, 52.41

Cameron Hackett
200 free prelims – 36th, 1:47.54

Matt Hadley
200 free prelims – 2nd, 1:41.04
200 free finals – 2nd, 1:40.90
100 back prelims – 12th, 52.47
100 back finals – 16th, 54.64

Erik Heinemann
100 fly prelims – 4th, 50.50
100 fly finals – 6th, 50.50
200 free prelims – 4th, 1:42.36
200 free finals – 7th, 1:43.23

Edward Jew
100 fly prelims – t-37th, 54.01
200 free prelims – 43rd, 1:49.36

Sean Lyons
400 IM prelims – 32nd, 4:16.65

Wes Marberry
100 back prelims – 18th, 53.20
100 back finals – 18th, 53.05

JT Nangle
100 fly prelims – 19th, 51.91
100 fly finals – 22nd, 51.73
100 back prelims – 21st, 53.48
100 back finals – 23rd, 54.16

Mike Nicholson
400 IM prelims – 1st, 3:56.69
400 IM finals – 1st, 3:55.78

Chris Ortiz
100 fly prelims – 10th, 51.11
100 fly finals – 9th, 50.79
200 free prelims – 8th, 1:43.08
200 free finals – 8th, 1:44.29

Tim Perley
100 breast prelims – 10th, 59.07
100 breast finals – 9th, 59.17

Brian Phillips
200 free prelims – 22nd, 1:45.15
200 free finals – 20th, 1:45.20

Will Rappaport
400 IM prelims – 8th, 4:06.10
400 IM finals – 8th, 4:10.62
100 back prelims – 15th, 52.82
100 back finals – 13th, 52.65

Trevor Reitz
100 fly prelims – 6th, 50.62
100 fly finals – 5th, 50.49
200 free prelims – 33rd, 1:46.36

Jack Robinson
400 IM prelims – 7th, 4:05.47
400 IM finals – 7th, 4:08.58
100 back prelims – 8th, 51.82
100 back finals – 8th, 52.14

Ben Seketa
200 free prelims – 38th, 1:48.24
100 breast prelims – 2nd, 57.06
100 breast finals – 4th, 57.00

Jeff Shanley
400 IM prelims – 20th, 4:11.38
400 IM finals – 23rd, 4:15.44

Daniel Wallace
200 free prelims – 26th, 1:45.37
200 free finals – 24th, 1:47.08

200 medley relay
Hadley, Perley, Heinemann, Ortiz – 5th, 1:34.56
Nangle, Marberry, Reitz, Wallace – 8th, 1:35.84

800 free relay
Behnen, Heinemann, Freeman, Nicholson – 2nd, 6:5063
Wallace, Beatty, Seketa, Phillips – 9th, 7:00.68
Greene, Hackett, Jew, Lyons – 14th, 7:14.78

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