Swimming ends 2012-13 season

Andrew Arno

Sports Editor

The men’s and women’s swimming teams participated in the ECAC Championships this past weekend in Cambridge, Mass. The women finished fourth out of 21 teams with 380.5 points, while the men finished sixth out of 19 teams with 304 points.

For the women on March 1, Lauren Perry ’15 and Emily Wright ’14 led the Bison with third place finishes in the 500 free and 50 free, respectively. On March 2, the 800 free relay team of Elizabeth Porcellio ’13, Lyndsey Marcheskie ’16, Stephanie Koziol ’15 and Perry set a school record with a time of 7:31.76, while also placing second in the event. Diver Tara Boyle ’15 also finished sixth in the three-meter diving event. Perry was also a top performer on March 3, with a fifth place finish in the 100 free.

Mike Nicholson ’14 and Christian Treat ’13 were the top scorers for the men on March 1. Nicholson finished third in the 200 IM, while Treat finished fifth in the same event. On March 2, Treat and Ben Seketa ’15 were top 10 finishers in the 100 breast, placing fourth and eighth, respectively. On March 3, Nicholson finished fourth in the 200 fly, breaking his own school record in the event with 1:48.45. George Beatty ’15 finished the 1,650 free in 15:53.34, and Tyler Wenzel ’16 finished in seventh place in the 1 meter diving event.

The ECAC Championships conclude the 2012-2013 season for the Bison. With many swimmers returning next year for both teams, the Orange and the Blue will look to build on their strength and come out even stronger during the 2013-2014 season.

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