Lehigh Dual Meet

Swimming and Diving

Leopards Break Two School Records in Meet Against Lehigh

Lloyd, Lapsley, and Leininger leave their mark.

EASTON, Pa. - The Lafayette swimming and diving team were back in action Friday night as they hosted rival Lehigh in Easton for a dual meet. Lehigh got the better of Lafayette for both the men and women, but two school records were broken by the Leopards in the process.

Head coach, Jim Dailey, was pleased with the results from the meet, saying, "It was an amazing meet. There were so many best times and performances. I'm proud of our student-athletes for racing with everything they had."

On the men's side, Justin Lloyd broke the Lafayette 1000-yard freestyle school record, finishing second in the event with a time of 9:34.33. The record breaking performance was almost eight seconds faster than the previous record of 9:42.05, set by Stephen McCormick back in 2010.

Michael Gorgan also had a big day for the Leopards, as he won both the 100 and 200-meter breaststroke events, finishing in 58.14 and 2:17.10 respectively.

On the women's side, the Leopards were lead by Lauren Lapsley and Tara Leininger, who both broke the 100-yard IM school record, with both finishing in a record timing of 1:02.71. The record breaking times from these two was .25 seconds faster than previous record holder, Alexa Overeem, who set the record back in 2015.

"Our top five times and our all-time top ten times really took a beating today, said Dailey. There were several new additions from this meet."

With some solid performances behind them now, Dailey believes that both the men and women know exactly what they have to do to be on the Patriot League Championship teams now.

Up next for the Leopards is the ECAC Winter Championships in Nassau, N.Y., starting on Friday, November 30th, and concluding on Sunday, December 2nd. 
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