LEWISBURG, Pa. – The Bucknell men's swimming & diving team dropped a 157-84 decision to Columbia on Sunday at Kinney Natatorium.

Before the meet, their last at home in 2017-18, the Bison honored seniors Kyle Bloom, Chris Devlin, Tarik Lott and Sam Rutan

Devlin enjoyed a successful senior day, winning the 200 freestyle, touching the wall second in the 500 freestyle and leading off the third-place 400 medley relay. Devlin, Mitch Gavars (1,000 freestyle) and the 200 freestyle relay team of Charlie McFarland, Kevin Adams-Mardi, Matt McGoey and Jimmy Rush were Bucknell's lone first-place finishers.

In addition, Garrett Sommer moved to seventh from eighth in Bison history in the 1-meter dive with his score of 259.73, a nearly seven-point improvement from his previous personal record.

Three members of the winning 200 freestyle relay, Adams-Mardi (50 freestyle), McGoey (400 IM) and Rush (100 freestyle), also took second in their respective individual events.

Other Bison who finished second were Kevin Flynn (200 backstroke) and the 200 freestyle relay team of Gavars, Jacob Lubinski, Flynn and Tom Gannon. McFarland (100 freestyle) and Rush (50 freestyle) added third-place finishes.

With the loss, the Bison fell to 2-6 (2-3 Patriot League) on the season. They next close out their dual meet schedule by traveling to Lehigh on Saturday, Jan. 20.

Updates to Bucknell’s Top 10

Garrett Sommer: 7th in the 1-meter dive (259.73) - improved by 6.43 to move from 8th (253.30)

First Place
Chris Devlin - 200 freestyle, 1:42.31
Mitch Gavars - 1,000 freestyle, 9:46.18
Charlie McFarland, Kevin Adams-Mardi, Matt McGoey, Jimmy Rush - 200 freestyle relay, 1:25.71

Second Place
Kevin Adams-Mardi - 50 freestyle, 21.55
Chris Devlin - 500 freestyle, 4:40.51
Kevin Flynn - 200 backstroke, 1:55.11
Matt McGoey - 400 IM, 4:05.06
Jimmy Rush - 100 freestyle, 47.58
Mitch Gavars, Jacob Lubinski, Kevin Flynn, Tom Gannon - 200 freestyle relay, 1:30.60

Third Place
Charlie McFarland - 100 freestyle, 47.85
Jimmy Rush - 50 freestyle, 21.61
Chris Devlin, Chadd Cummings, Jacob Lubinski, Jack Rogers - 400 medley relay, 3:26.92