4th place finish for Women’s Swimming and Diving at Bucknell Invitational

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Isabelle Hinckley, Staff Writer

On Nov. 20-22, the women’s swimming and diving team hosted eight other schools for the Bucknell Invitational in Kinney Natatorium. Competition included Binghamton, Buffalo, Connecticut, Fordham, Georgetown, La Salle, Delaware, and William and Mary. The Orange and Blue finished first in the Bucknell Invitational for the past four years it has been hosted, but fell to fourth place this year.

Notable performances include Emma Levendoski ’16, who, in her last season as a collegiate swimmer, won the 200 yard backstroke with a time of 1:55.77. Out of 49 competitors in this event, three Bison swimmers finished in the top 10, with Julianna Foss ’18 and Rachel Perry ’17 claiming sixth and ninth place respectively. Caroline Orem ’17 finished with a 12th place finish in the same event. Four talented Bison teamed up in the 400 yard freestyle relay, swimming the sixth fastest time in program history. Abigail Rosenberg ’19, Brittany Bishop ’19, Caroline Edelman ’18, and Maddi Marcheskie ’18 finished with a time of 3:27.95.

After three days of difficult competition, the Orange and Blue recorded 15 new program top 10 times. This included a school record in the 400 medley relay.

“We had a lot of season best and personal best times which is a great thing to see at this point in the season especially since we’ve been working so much harder this year compared to past years. It’s very encouraging for the championship season ahead of us in February! Spirits are high, and we’re all ready to put in some hard work over winter break to make sure we’re ready to go for champs.,” Levendoski said.

 

 

 

 

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