NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – The Bucknell men's swimming & diving team finished ninth at the ECAC Championships, held at the Sonny Werblin Recreation Center.

The Bison, who finished with 177 points, qualified five swimmers and one relay team for the finals on Sunday. Matt McGoey was once again Bucknell's top performer, placing sixth in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:49.75, the eighth fastest in school history. A day earlier, the sophomore took sixth in the 100 butterfly with a time of 49.91, which ranks 10th in school history.

The 400 freestyle team of Chris Devlin, Jack Rogers, Nate Romanowski and Kyle Bloom capped a successful showing at the ECAC Championships with a seventh-place finish in the 400 freestyle. The quartet touched the wall in 3:06.71. 

A trio of Bison swam in the 200 breaststroke's 'B' finals: Charlie McFarland (14th), Tom Gannon (15th) and Tarik Lott (16th). Mitch Buccalo rounded out Bucknell's Sunday point producers, placing 14th in the 200 backstroke.

Over the course of the ECAC Championships, the Bison qualified for the 'A' finals in four individual events and four relays.

Navy, the 2018 Patriot League champion, claimed the team title with 656 points. Columbia (348.5), Emmanuel College (315), North Carolina State (300) and Marist (299) completed the top five.

Bison in the Finals

Sixth Place
Matt McGoey – 200 backstroke, 1:49.75 (8th in school history)

Seventh Place
Chris Devlin, Jack Rogers, Nate Romanowski, Kyle Bloom – 400 freestyle relay, 3:06.71

Fourteenth Place
Mitch Buccalo – 200 backstroke, 1:55.25
Charlie McFarland – 200 breaststroke, 2:09.64

Fifteenth Place
Tom Gannon – 200 breaststroke, 2:10.13

Sixteenth Place
Tarik Lott, 200 breaststroke, 2:12.17

Team Standings
1. Navy 656
2. Columbia 348.5
3. Emmanuel College (Ga.) 315
4. North Carolina State 300
5. Marist 299
6. Penn 283.5
7. Bridgeport 230
8. UMBC 226
9. Bucknell 177
10. Virginia 133
11. Loyola (Md.) 112
12. Roger Williams 108
13. Brandeis 91
14. Le Moyne College 72
15. Virginia Military Institute 66
16. Southern Connecticut State 59
17. Rider 45
18. La Salle 37
19. St. Francis College 35
19. New Jersey Institute of Tech 35
21. Adelphi 14