This past weekend was definitely memorable for the men’s and women’s swimming squads as they competed at the three-day TCNJ Invitational. Not only did both teams win, but school records were broken as several individuals beat their personal best times.
After landing impressive times at the Atlantic Regional Championships earlier in November, both senior Andy Gallagher and freshman Jack Leahy were poised to make a couple dominating runs when they headed west to Terre Haute, Ind. on Nov. 17 to compete in the 2012 NCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country Championship.
Coming into the Atlantic Regional Championships last Saturday, head coach Phil Jennings and the rest of his team knew that with the season on the line, they would have to run with authority. Although both the men and the women came up just short of qualifying for nationals, they gained some valuable experience, which will help them in the near future.
After racing at the Lafayette Leopard Invitational this past weekend, the Lions clearly showed that they were the most dominant of the Division III teams there. Of the 13 schools competing, the men and women finished in fifth and sixth place, respectively.
The Lions came to Richard Stockton College for the Osprey Open with high hopes. After winning the event last year, both the men and the women knew what to expect and did not disappoint. Although they easily dispatched the other Division III schools, their main focus was to get a better understanding of the course.