ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Freshman Emma Hadley won the title in the 100 back to help Bucknell move into second place after the second of three days of competition at the ECAC Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday at Navy’s Lejeune Hall.
Bucknell has 339.5 points to come in at second among the 19 teams that have scored. Navy leads with 452, while Penn rounds out the top three with 316.
Hadley’s ECAC gold came against 35 other swimmers. She didn’t beat her personal-best time of 54.44 in the 100 back, but her winning time of 54.62 was still under the NCAA “B” standard. Hadley added a seventh-place finish in the 100 fly.
Senior Paige Daniel recorded a program top-10 time for the second consecutive day while taking fourth in the 200 free. Her time of 1:51.06 is the sixth-fastest in Bucknell history. Daniel posted the school’s seventh-fastest time in the 500 free on Friday.
Bucknell had two swimmers finish in the top-five in the 400 IM as junior Julianna Foss took fourth and freshman Abby Merriman followed in fifth. Also making an individual final was sophomore Mary Weinstein with a seventh-place showing in the 100 breast.
Representing the divers, Tally Ford took sixth on the 1-meter board.
The Bison had two relays finish third. Hadley, Weinstein, Caroline Edelman, and Rachel Perry were on the 200 medley relay team, while Daniel, Rachel McGoff, Edelman, and Katherine O'Shea were on the 800 free relay. The 800 free relay's time of 7:33.06 was the eighth-fastest in program history.
The ECAC Championships wrap up on Sunday, beginning with the prelims at 9 a.m.