Freshman Christian Realbuto
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Mark Seliger Photography
Freshman Christian Realbuto

Men's Swimming And Diving Takes On Six More Events At The Patriot League Championship

Holy Cross Athletics   02-17-2017

THE BASICS:

Result: 8th out of 10 Teams (103 pts.)
Location: Lewisburg, Pa. (Bucknell’s Kinney Natatorium inside the Kenneth Langone Athletics & Recreation Center)
Date: February 17, 2017
The Lead:  The Holy Cross men’s swimming and diving team swam in six more events on the third day of the Patriot League Championship, as sophomore Steve Tierney finished 11th overall in the 200-yard freestyle with his time of 1:40.27.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Winning the 200-yard freestyle was Joseph Jaime of Navy with his mark of 1:36.59.
  • Following in the 100-yard breaststroke, senior co-captain Andrew Higgins came close to reaching the finals, taking 18th with his personal record and team’s season-best mark of 57.94. Higgins just missed the all-time record by 0.51 seconds. Loyola’s Ben Cono won this event with his time of 52.83.
  • Sophomore Corey Manley earned a personal record time in the 100-yard butterfly with his mark of 52.09, putting him 25th overall in the race. Ryan Baily swam for a time of 47.25 in the 100-yard butterfly to capture another win for Navy.
  • Junior Ethan Nightingale placed 25th in the 100-yard backstroke with his career-best time of 54.90. Chris Devlin swam for first in the 100 backstroke to give the host Bucknell a first-place victory with his mark of 47.74.
  • Junior Jake Sbarbaro finished 26th overall in the 400 IM, recording a time of 4:13.72. Army West Point’s Jay Yang won this event with a time of 3:49.51.
  • The squad of sophomore Kevin Lagasse, senior co-captain Alex Young, freshman Christian Realbuto and Manley finished ninth in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:27.73. Coming in first was the Midshipmen with their time of 1:19.18.

 UP NEXT:

  • The Crusaders wrap up action at the Patriot League Championship tomorrow.

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