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Lauren Perry
Lauren Perry
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Perry Breaks Own School Record in 200 Free to Highlight Second Day of ECACs
Release:   03/01/2014

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Three-time All-Patriot League choice Lauren Perry broke her own school record in the 200 free en route to a second place finish in the event, highlighting the second day of competition at the ECAC Championships for the Bucknell women’s swimming and diving team. The Bison are in fifth place in the team standings with one day remaining in the three-day event at Navy’s Lejeune Hall.

Perry was one of 11 Bucknell scorers across the five individual events contested Saturday. Four of those scorers came in the 200 free, the most of any event. Perry led the way, touching the wall in 1:49.13, .11 faster than her previous record time from the 2013 Patriot League Championships. Perry knocked 1.62 seconds off her prelims time.

Perry has experienced tremendous success at the ECAC Championships. Saturday’s silver medal marked her seventh career top-five finish at the event. She placed fourth in the 50 free on Friday.

Laureana Zrada joined Perry in the championship finals of the 200 free, placing seventh, while Stephanie Koziol (15th) and Jackie Shroyer (16th) rounded out the quartet of Bison to score in the event. Fellow Patriot League school Navy was the only other team to have four scorers in the 200 free.

Koziol had a busy night as she also scored in the 400 IM. Her seventh-place showing was best among Bison. Melissa Besman (9th) and Caroline Orem (10th) were the top two finishers in the consolation final.

Four-time Patriot League backstroke champion Emma Levendoski was just .20 off her school record in the 100 back en route to a fourth-place prelims finish in the event on Saturday. However, the sophomore ended up tied for seventh in the finals. Jennifer Brennan also picked up points in the 100 free, finishing 13th.

The 100 breast featured Diana Hanson (9th) and Gina Gautieri (14th) advancing to the evening finals session. Hanson’s time of 1:05.10 was just .02 off her personal best that ranks her sixth in program history.

The 200 medley relay of Brennan, Gautieri, Hanson and Emily Wright placed sixth in the finals, while the 800 free relay of Perry, Zrada, Shroyer and Kelly Pontecorvo concluded the night with a fourth-place showing in the No. 5 time in school history.

The ECAC Championships will conclude Sunday. Prelims are slated for 9 a.m. and the finals will begin at 4 p.m.  

Team Scores
1. Pittsburgh - 377
2. Navy – 334.5
3. Marist – 292
4. Columbia – 285
5. Bucknell – 266.5
6. Princeton – 181.5
7. New Hampshire – 176
8. St. Francis – 103
9. LIU Post – 98
10. Villanova – 66
11. Saint Peter’s – 59
12. Colby-Sawyer – 58
13. Maine – 22
13. Cabrini - 22
15. Binghamton – 21
16. Wagner – 17
17. UMBC – 14
18. Rider – 12
19. Vermont – 1.5

New Top-10 Marks
200 free (1. L. Perry – 1:49.13)
800 free relay (5. L. Perry, Zrada, Shroyer, Pontecorvo – 7:35.21)

Bucknell Results
Leanne Archer
200 free prelims – 20th, 1:55.94

Melissa Besman
400 IM prelims – 9th, 4:31.72
400 IM finals – 9th, 4:30.24
100 fly prelims – 33rd, 59.45

Rachel Brekovsky
100 back prelims – 19th, 59.68

Jennifer Brennan
100 fly prelims – 29th, 59.20
100 back prelims – 14th, 57.93
100 back finals – 13th, 57.71

Paige Daniel
200 free prelims – 19th, 1:55.77

Gina Gautieri
100 breast prelims – 12th, 1:06.36
100 breast finals – 14th, 1:06.98

Kaila Greene
100 back prelims – 32nd, 1:02.32

Emily Gwynn
100 breast prelims – 18th, 1:07.33

Diana Hanson
100 breast prelims – 10th, 1:05.50
100 breast finals – 9th, 1:05.10

Stephanie Koziol
400 IM prelims – 4th, 4:26.10
400 IM finals – 7th, 4:26.80
200 free prelims – 15th, 1:54.57
200 free finals – 15th, 1:55.20

Emma Levendoski
100 back prelims – 4th, 55.35
100 back finals – t-7th, 55.89

Carolina Orem
400 IM prelims – 13th, 4:35.84
400 IM finals – 10th, 4:30.30

Lauren Perry
200 free prelims – 2nd, 1:50.75
200 free finals – 2nd, 1:49.13

Kelly Pontecorvo
200 free prelims – 18th, 1:55.33

Alyssa Rollando
100 breast prelims – 28th, 1:11.64

Jackie Shroyer
200 free prelims – 13th, 1:53.99
200 free finals – 16th, 1:56.08
100 back prelims – 17th, 59.05

Laureana Zrada
200 free prelims – 8th, 1:53.38
200 free finals – 7th, 1:53.49

200 medley relay
Prelims: Brennan, Gautieri, Hanson, Wright – 6th, 1:48.25
Finals: Brennan, Gautieri, Hanson, Wright – 6th, 1:48.10
Prelims: Brekovsky, Gwynn, Rollando, Daniel – 7th, 1:51.59

800 free relay
Finals: L. Perry, Zrada, Shoryer, Pontecorvo – 4th, 7:35.21
Finals: Archer, Koziol, Daniel, Hanson – X, 7:41.82

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