Lehigh swept by UConn in home opener
Posted: October 28, 2007
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Lehigh hosted its first meet of the season on Sunday, but both the Mountain Hawks men and women fell to Connecticut at Jacobs Pool. On the men’s side Lehigh won five events, but fell 154-89, while the women mustered just one event win and fell, 174-67. UConn swimmers set three Jacobs Pool records on the day as both Lehigh squads fell to 0-2 on the season.
Junior Dan Johnson led the way for the Lehigh men, winning the 100 and 200 yard freestyle events. Johnson took the 200 in 1:45.11 and followed with a time of 47.99 seconds in the 100 free. Senior Jonathan Kearney also added a strong effort, winning the 200 yard butterfly with a time of 1:56.58.
Freshman Willy Jacquier took first place in the one meter dive with a time of 277.20, and Lehigh’s men captured the final event of the day as Johnson, senior Michael Hay, sophomore Ryan Guttormsen and freshman Matt Tax won the 200 free relay in a time of 1:27.16.
On the women’s side, freshman Allison Montanye won the 50 freestyle in 25.48 for the lone event win. Junior Melanie Rolish placed second in both the 200 breast and 200 individual medley, while sophomore Allison Rolish took second in the 500 and 1000 yard freestyle events.
Connecticut’s three Jacobs Pool records were set by Katie DeVinney with a time of 2:06.57 in the women’s 200 yard fly; Courtney Haney in the 200 breast (2:21.48), and Tomasz Sobek in the men’s 200 breast (2:03.76).
The Mountain Hawks will return to the pool next Saturday when they open up Patriot League competition against the Navy women’s team and the men and women from Colgate. The meet gets underway at 2 p.m. from Jacobs Pool.