Levendowski, Foss lead first swimming and diving meet

Lauren Whelan, Sports Writer

Julianna Foss ’18 had a strong start to her collegiate swimming career with three first-place titles against UMBC on Oct. 5 in Kinney Natatorium. Emma Levendoski ’16 had three titles herself in the successful first performance of the season.

In her first meet, Foss won the 50-, 100-,and 200-yard butterfly races. In addition, she was a member of the 200-yard medley relay team, which took second place. Other impressive showings came from Levendoski, the four-time Patriot League backstroke champion, who placed first in all three backstroke events (50-, 100-, and 200-yard).

“Racing my first college meet was definitely very intimidating. I was so nervous, literally shaking behind the blocks at the start of the 200 medley relay because this was going to be the beginning of a whole new chapter in my life, and I wanted to start it off well,” Foss said.

Amber McDonnell ’17, Lauren Perry ’15, Ashley Henderson ’16, Katie Hetherington ’15, and Dani Potis ’18 were all also victorious in their events. While the meet was not scored, the teams competed in 22 total events, and the Bison took first in 11 of these events.

“It was so exciting and exhilarating to swim for the first time for a college team and know that each teammate was there supporting and cheering you on as you race. It was a fantastic first meet, and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year has to offer,” Foss said.

Coming off such a strong start, the Bison look forward to their next competition, when they host a double dual meet against Boston University and George Washington on Oct. 18 at 1 p.m.

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