Setting the Scene
What:
Bucknell Invitational
Teams: Binghamton, Fordham, Georgetown, La Salle, Old Dominion, Towson, Howard (divers only)
Dates: Friday, Nov. 17 to Sunday, Nov. 19
Times: Prelims 10 a.m. each day; finals 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday
Where: Kinney Natatorium – Lewisburg, Pa.
Live Results: BucknellBison.com

A Look Back at the Last Meet
• Bucknell last competed on Nov. 4, finishing 2-1 at a quad meet against Patriot League opponents American, Lafayette and Navy.
• Four Bison combined to win five events to propel the team past American (221-77) and Lafayette (254-45). Bucknell fell to six-time defending Patriot League champion Navy (177.5-120.5). 
Emma Hadley won both the 100 backstroke (56.38) and 200 backstroke (2:01.39). Both of her times would have cracked Bucknell's top 10 if she didn't already own the second (54.44) and fifth (1:59.59) fastest times respectively.
Maggie Wyngowski won the 200 breaststroke (2:20.66), took second in the 400 IM (4:24.98) and third in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.15). She shaved .05 of a second off of her personal record in the 400 IM but remained slotted in seventh in school history.
Caroline Edelman (50 freestyle, 24.42) and Lindsay Smalec (100 butterfly, 57.05) also claimed individual titles.

Bucknell at a Glance
• The Bison are currently 4-1 (3-1 Patriot League) on the season, equaling their 2016-17 totals in both overall and Patriot League dual victories. All of their meets thus far have been duals.
• In 2016-17, the Bison finished 4-7 (3-4 Patriot League). They took fifth (502 points) at the 10-team Patriot League Championship and second (452 points) at the 19-team ECAC Championship.
Abigail Rosenberg (1st), Julianna Foss (1st), Emma Hadley (1st) and Julie Byrne (2nd) were Bucknell's 2017 All-Patriot League honorees. All four return in 2017-18. 
• Rosenberg, Foss, Handley and Byrne accounted for 156 of Bucknell's 502 points at the Patriot League Championship. Foss, a three-time All-Patriot League First Team pick, posted 48, the fifth-most by a swimmer at the meet. 
• Hadley led the way at the ECAC Championships, winning a title in the 100 backstroke with a time of 54.62.
• Bucknell's meet against Boston University opens its 2017-18 Patriot League calendar.

A Look Back at the 2016 Bucknell Invitational
• The Bison welcomed Binghamton, Fordham, Georgetown, La Salle, North Dakota, Towson, Massachusetts (diving only) and Susquehanna (diving only) to Kinney Natatorium for the 2016 edition of the Bucknell Invitational, which has been held every season since the 2011-12 campaign. 
• Bucknell placed second with 1,268.5 points, falling to team champion Towson by just 30 points.
The team rewrote the Bison record book, posting 23 top-10 times. School records fell in the 100 freestyle and the 400 freestyle relay.
Abigail Rosenberg was ultimately recognized as the Bison Athlete of the Week for her performance at the Bucknell Invitational. She set the 100 freestyle record with a time of 50.67 and was a member of the record-breaking 400 freestyle relay team (3:25.13). In all, she won two individual events and one relay and established four individual top-10 times.

Up Next
• A handful of Bison swimmers will compete at the USA Swimming Winter Nationals in Columbus, Ohio from Thursday, Nov. 30 to Saturday, Dec. 2.
• The full team will return to action on Saturday, Jan. 13, taking on Army West Point and Boston College in West Point, N.Y. The next day, Bucknell is slated to host James Madison at 1 p.m.

Schedule of Events

Friday, Nov. 17
Prelims (10 a.m. swimming/12:30 p.m. diving)
500 freestyle
200 IM
50 freestyle
3-meter diving (women)
1-meter diving (men)

Finals (6 p.m.)
200 freestyle relay
500 freestyle
200 IM
50 freestyle
400 medley relay
3-meter diving (women) - during 50 freestyle
1-meter diving (men) - during 50 freestyle

Saturday, Nov. 18
Prelims (10 a.m. swimming/12:30 p.m. diving)
400 IM
100 butterfly
200 freestyle
100 breaststroke
100 backstroke
1-meter diving (women)

Finals (6 p.m.)
200 medley relay
400 IM
100 butterfly
200 freestyle
100 breaststroke
100 backstroke
1-meter diving (women)
800 freestyle relay

Sunday, Nov. 19
Prelims (10 a.m. swimming/12:30 p.m. diving)
200 backstroke
100 freestyle
200 breaststroke
200 butterfly
3-meter diving (men)

Finals (2 p.m.)
1,650 freestyle

Finals (5 p.m.)
1,650 freestyle (final heats of eight)
200 backstroke
100 freestyle
200 breaststroke
200 butterfly
400 freestyle relay
3-meter diving (men) - during 1,650 freestyle