The Lion’s senior night at the Junker Center ended in their favor on Saturday when the Behrend men’s swim team defeated Pitt-Bradford, 151-119, in another Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) event. After the women’s team swam their heat, it was the men’s turn to do the 400m-medley relay. The relay team, made up of sophomore Javier Solivan, senior Clay Altemose, sophomore Daniel Simon and sophomore Justin Prichard, came in first with a time of 3:36.76. Solivan made a splash by coming first again in both the 200m freestyle (1:51.61) and the 200m breaststroke (2:21.79) with senior Eric Pierce coming in a close second with 2:23.84. Sophomore Ryan Mitcheltree came in first, nearly uncontested, in the 200m butterfly with a time of 2:05.68 as well as a first in the 500m freestyle (5:15.06). In the marathon-esque 1000m freestlye, Behrend led the boards with three swimmers in the first three spots. Freshman Ty Elder took first place comfortably with 11:08.79 with Simon and sophomore Will Belsterling taking second (11:19.63) and third (12:08.77) respectively. The board was again dominated by the Lions in the 50m freestyle with four swimmers in the top four. First was freshman Matt Myers with 23:56, second was freshman Zach Orosz with 26.75, then Belsterling with 26.81, and finally freshman Dan Zora took fourth with 27.72. Senior Everett Sargent just missed a first place finish by .23 seconds in the 100m breaststroke (1:04.48). Finally, in diving, sophomore Andrew Neder earned the scores of 162.85 and 232.50 on the three-meter board for first place. The Lions lost to Mt. Union on Sunday Jan. 27, ending a three meet winning streak, but the team will return for another chance at victory against St. Vincent away on Feb. 2 at 1:00 p.m.
The Presidents Cup is awarded to the athletic program in the AMCC that performs the best throughout the year. Behrend has won the Cup all but one year since it was created in 2000. Behrend is now closing in on another victory and continuing pure dominace in the AMCC.