The Lehigh swimming and diving program hosted its annual year-end banquet on Sunday, March 24, at the Wood Dining Room in Iacocca Hall on Lehigh’s Mountaintop Campus. The luncheon is held to celebrate the year’s successes and to recognize outstanding student-athletes with annual program and team awards. The afternoon also featured remarks from head coach Rob Herb and several student-athletes.
Five members of the Lehigh swimming and diving teams were named to the All-Patriot League teams announced Wednesday. Freshmen Carolyn Koch (first team) and Courtney Patterson (second) represent the Lehigh women, while on the men’s side junior Chris Hoke was named to the first team, and senior Demetri Karedis and sophomore Danny Bennett earned second team honors.
Four members of the Lehigh men’s swimming and diving team posted top eight finishes Saturday as the Patriot League Championships wrapped up at Bucknell’s Kinney Natatorium. Sprinters Chris Hoke and Demetri Karedis placed fourth and fifth in the 100 free to lead the Mountain Hawks, who finished fourth at the championships for the eighth straight year.
The Lehigh men’s 200 yard medley relay team set a school record to pace the Mountain Hawks on day two of the Patriot League Championships at Bucknell’s Kinney Natatorium. The Mountain Hawks placed three individuals in top flight finals and finished the day in fourth place with 275.5 points.
Lehigh’s core of sprinters led the way for the Mountain Hawk men’s team on day one of the Patriot League Swimming and Diving Championships. The Mountain Hawks 200 free relay squad won Lehigh’s first Patriot League title in five years, while five swimmers finished in the top 16 of the 50 yard freestyle Thursday at Bucknell’s Kinney Natatorium.