NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Bolstered by a pair of fifth-place relay performances, the Bucknell women's swimming & diving team is sixth in a 23-team field at the end of the ECAC Championships' opening day. 

In the first event of the finals, Maura McManus, Megan Barpoulis, Grace Ford and Maddi Marcheskie touched the wall in 1:38.70 to take fifth in the 200 freestyle relay.

Maggie Wyngowski, Leah Bloodgood, Rachel Hazard and Emily Gorham capped a successful opening day by placing fifth in the 400 medely relay with a time of 3:53.30.

Wyngowski also finished 11th in the 500 freestyle, an event she'd only swam once entering the day. Maggie Orem joined Wyngowski in the 'B' finals of that event, taking 13th.

Mary Weinstein (t-13th) and Brooke Collins (15th) both scored for the Bison in the 200 IM. 

Through 12 events, Navy (163.5), Penn (114) and Marist (108) are the top three teams. The ECAC Championships continue tomorrow. The preliminaries begin at 10 a.m. with the finals following at 6 p.m.

Bison in the Finals

Fifth Place
Maura McManus, Megan Barpoulis, Grace Ford, Maddi Marcheskie – 200 freestyle relay, 1:38.70
Maggie Wyngowski, Leah Bloodgood, Rachel Hazard, Emily Gorham – 400 medley relay, 3:53.30

Eleventh Place
Maggie Wyngowski – 500 freestyle, 5:00.73

Thirteenth Place
Maggie Orem – 500 freestyle, 5:03.74
Mary Weinstein – 200 IM, 2:09.51 (tied)

Fifteenth Place
Brooke Collins – 200 IM, 2:10.54

Team Standings
1. Navy 163.5
2. Penn 114
3. Marist 108
4. Columbia 104
5. Rutgers 84
6. Bucknell 71.5
7. New Hampshire 68
8. Emmanuel College (Ga.) 62
9. Virginia 53
9. Loyola (Md.) 53
11. Roger Williams 42
12. Simmons College 39
13. Brandeis 38
14. UMBC 35
15. North Carolina State 32
16. Bridgeport 25
17. Le Moyne College 24
18. Adelphi 20
19. Virginia Military Institute 16
20. La Salle 15
21. Southern Connecticut State 14
22. Rider 13
23. Colgate 12