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Lauren Perry
Lauren Perry
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Women's Swimming & Diving Finishes Third at ECAC Championships
Release:   03/02/2014

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Bucknell women’s swimming and diving team had multiple point scorers in four of five individual events Sunday on the final day of the ECAC Championships as it finished third in the team standings after entering the day in fifth place. Lauren Perry’s second-place showing in the 100 free was the best finish for the Bison, while Emma Levendoski (fourth place in 200 back) also posted a top-five finish.

Perry, who placed second in the 200 free on Saturday and fourth in the 50 free on Friday, was fourth in the 100 free prelims on Sunday. She improved on that by two spots in the final to register her eighth career top-five finish at the ECAC Championships, touching the wall in 51.65. Perry was also part of the third-place 400 free relay along with Emily Wright, Jackie Shroyer and Diana Hanson.

Perry was one of three Bison scorers in the 100 free as Wright placed ninth and Paige Daniel was 11th. Daniel improved her prelim placing by 11 spots in the final.

The 200 back was Bucknell’s deepest event Sunday, led by Levendoski’s fourth-place finish. Four other Bison scored points as Carolina Orem was eighth, Shroyer was 10th, Stephanie Koziol was 13th and Rachel Brekovsky was 16th. Bucknell and Marist combined to have 10 of the 16 scorers in the event.

The lone new program top-10 mark on the day came in the 200 breast by Emily Gwynn. She won the consolation final in 2:22.83 to place ninth overall with the 10th-best time in program history. Her finals time was faster than championship final participant teammates Gina Gautieri and Hanson, who finished seventh and eighth, respectively. Hanson briefly held the No. 10 time in the school record book with a 2:22.85 in the prelims, but Gwynn edged her out.

Senior captain Melissa Besman (11th) was Bucknell’s lone scorer in the 200 fly, while freshmen Leanne Archer (7th) and Laureana Zrada (9th) placed in the top 10 in the 1,650 free.

Patriot League champion Navy won the team title by 19 points over second-place Pittsburgh.

Team Scores
1. Navy – 536.5
2. Pittsburgh – 517.5
3. Bucknell – 427.5
4. Marist – 410.5
5. Columbia – 285
6. New Hampshire – 270
7. Princeton – 181.5
8. St. Francis – 103
9. LIU Post – 98
10. Villanova – 66
11. Saint Peter’s – 59
11. Colby-Sawyer – 59
13. Rutgers – 49
14. Maine - 47
15. UMBC – 41
16. Harvard – 40
17. Cabrini – 22
18. Binghamton – 21
19. Rider – 20
20. Wagner – 17
21. Vermont – 1.5

New Top-10 Marks
200 breast (10. Emily Gwynn – 2:22.83)

Bucknell Results
Leanne Archer
1,650 free finals – 7th, 17:41.08

Melissa Besman
200 fly prelims – 12th, 2:08.11
200 fly finals – 11th, 2:07.61

Rachel Brekovsky
200 back prelims – 18th, 2:10.80
200 back finals – 16th, 2:10.55

Paige Daniel
100 free prelims – 22nd, 54.10
100 free finals – 11th, 53.26

Gina Gautieri
200 breast prelims – 9th, 2:23.39
200 breast finals – 7th, 2:23.64

Emily Gwynn
200 breast prelims – 17th, 2:26.69
200 breast finals – 9th, 2:22.83

Diana Hanson
200 breast prelims – 8th, 2:22.85
200 breast finals – 8th, 2:23.73

Stephanie Koziol
200 back prelims – 20th, 2:11.64
200 back finals – 13th, 2:08.19

Emma Levendoski
200 back prelims – 4th, 2:01.70
200 back finals – 4th, 2:02.48

Caroline Orem
200 back prelims – 11th, 2:06.79
200 back finals – 8th, 2:07.27

Lauren Perry
100 free prelims – 4th, 51.76
100 free finals – 2nd, 51.65

Alyssa Rollando
200 breast prelims – 25th, 2:34.38

Jackie Shroyer
200 back prelims – 12th, 2:08.06
200 back finals – 10th, 2:07.09

Emily Wright
100 free prelims – 18th, 53.71
100 free finals – 9th, 52.62

Laureana Zrada
1,650 free finals – 9th, 17:49.76

400 free relay
Prelims: Shroyer, Koziol, Daniel, Hanson – 3rd, 3:37.21
Finals: Wright, L. Perry, Shroyer, Hanson – 3rd, 3:32.57
Prelims: Brekovsky, Rollando, Greene, Orem – X, 3:38.94

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