BY MICHELLE MCGINNISS, CONTRIBUTING WRITER
The men’s and women’s swimming and diving team lost to Albright on Saturday, with the women losing a tight battle, 105.5-99.5 and the men losing, 120-85.
Crusaders head coach Jerry Foley said, “Even though the team wasn’t on the top of their game, they performed right where we should.”
On the men’s side, freshman Bill Crumrine broke both a school and personal record in the 1000 free with the time of 10:03.90. After breaking the school record, Crumrine was named the Pepsi/SAAC Super Crusader for the period that ended Jan. 26. Sophomore Dan Csakai also broke a personal record in the 200 free with the time of 1:50.70 and finished in second place.
Freshman Lucas Cherry, Csakai, freshman Eric Lawrence and sophomore Duncan Frazier won the 200 medley relay with the time of 1:40.25. Cherry not only won the 200 medley relay, but he was also successful in his individual events, finishing first in the 50 free and 100 free with times of 21.97 and 49.11, respectively. Freshman Jourdan Stewart and Frazier also competed in the 50 free, taking third and fourth respectively.
In the 200 individual medley, Lawrence and freshman David Miller finished second and third with a personal record from Lawrence (2:02.94) and a time of 2:07.34 for Miller. Miller also finished in third place in the 100 back with the time of 56.26, another personal record.
The 400 free relay team, which consisted of freshman Sam Calhoun, Stewart, Frazier and Miller finished second with a time of 3:23.40.
The women started the meet with a win in the 200 medley relay as freshman Erin McElwee, junior Alex Bornman, freshman Ashlee Weingarten and sophomore Julia Doherty won with a time of 1:56.18.
In the 50 free, the Crusaders took third through fifth with Bornman coming in third with 26.45, followed by junior Lexi Cole and Doherty with times of 26.57 and 26.72, respectively.
Sophomore Kelsey Lessard and McElwee placed second and third in the 200 individual medley with the times of 2:22.22 and 2:24.56, and Weingarten and freshman Lizzie Richart also finished second and third in the 100 fly with times of 1:01.07 and 1:02.71.
Senior Kate Mays finished third in the 1000 free with the time of 11:40.30. Junior Kyle Seaman won her two individual events, finishing with the time of 2:01.47 in the 200 free and 56.50 in the 100 free.
Freshman Caroline Henderson recorded the time of 5:36.98 and placed second in the 500 free followed by sophomore Val Stearns with the time of 5:37.95.
The last event ended on a high note with a win in the 400 free relay that consisted of junior Annie Bruxelles, Cole, Lessard and Seaman with the time of 3:48.97. The men’s and women’s teams compete on Feb. 7-9 at Marywood for the Landmark Conference Championships.
Foley said: “We need to rest and keep healthy. We are as fit as we are going to be.”