Army Posts Two Academy Records
The Army West Point men's swimming and diving team won three straight events to close out the second day of the Patriot League Championships and hold their second-place standing. Navy has maintained its lead with 365 points, with the Black Knights right behind with 272. Bucknell (159), Lehigh (138) and Boston U. (137) rounded out the top-five, while Loyola (109), American (78), Lafayette (66), Colgate (50) and Holy Cross (50) followed. The day began with the 500 free and Tom Ottman was the first cadet to finish, placing fourth in the finals with a time of 4:23.92.
Kevin Lin rounded out the event in eighth at 4:27.54 after Tyler Kim came in second in the B-Final at 4:27.54. Army got its first event victory of the championships once Brian McKenrick touched the wall at 1:45.67 in the 200 IM. Jay Yang rounded out the finals with an eighth-place showing at 1:52.27 after Evan Zhang won the B-Final at 1:50.34. The Cadets posted their second straight event victory after Josh Zock broke the Academy record in the 50 free with a time of 19.82. The record was in place since 2013 and set by Chris Szekely. Nate Hein and Brandon McCredie tied for fifth in the event at 20.38. Army wrapped up the second day red-hot by beating out Navy to win the 400 medley relay. Brian McKenrick, Brady Almand, Kevin Doo and Josh Zock set an Academy record with their time of 3:12.89. Read more.