Garnet Sports Update Feb. 20, 2017

CENTENNIAL CHAMPIONS!

Senior captain Liam Fitzstevens cheers on his teammates at the conference finals. Fitzstevens won four golds and two silvers.

For the first time ever, Swarthmore College Men's Swimming won the Centennial Conference Championship. The Garnet's last conference title came in 1989 when they were members of the Middle Atlantic Conference.

The Garnet led for both of the first two days, really exploding in day two to take an overwhelming 112-point lead. The Garnet couldn't be caught in day three and finished the championships with a 120-point advantage. Swarthmore collected eight golds, five silvers and four bronzes.

Freshman Clare Cushing was named the conference's Outstanding Rookie Performer.

Women's Swimming climbed in the Centennial Championships standings from 2016 to 2017, moving up from fifth to third. Garnet freshman Clare Cushing (above) earned the conference's top honor for first-years, being named Outstanding Rookie Performer.

The Garnet set six school records and won two gold medals, a silver and four bronzes. Liz Staton (left) won gold in the 200-yard breaststroke and silver in the 100 breaststroke.

Men's Lacrosse held off the Albright College Lions 15-14 on Saturday to open the 2017 season on a winning note.

Cam Marsh (right) netted three goals and dealt out three assists for a team-high six points. Teammate Dylan Rittenhouse scored four goals and freshman Nathaniel Johns tallied three.

Women's Track & Field finished the regular season at the Keogh Invite and will compete in the conference championships next weekend.

Kayla Camacho (left) won the 60-meter dash with a personal record of 8.24 seconds.

Men's Track & Field also performed in its final meet before the conference championships. At the Keogh Invite's 800-meter run, John Gagnon (right) won with a time of 1:58.28.

Women's Basketball closed out the 2016-17 season on the road at Haverford and Franklin & Marshall. The Garnet rallied in the fourth quarter at F&M and pulled within a possession for most of the final period before ultimately getting clipped by four points.

Senior Maggie O'Neil (right) had solid final game, recording 16 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three blocks.

No. 26 Men's Tennis opened the spring portion of its season at home on Saturday against No. 28 Christopher Newport University and No. 24 Whitman College. The Garnet were edged 5-4 by CNU and 6-3 by Whitman.

Junior Josh Powell won both of his singles matches. He won the first 6-3, 6-0 and the second match 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (11-9).

Men's Basketball clinched the conference's top seed in a 1-1 week to close out the regular season. Swarthmore, with a 20-5 regular season record and 14-4 conference record, will host the Centennial semifinals and final rounds on Friday and Saturday.

Black History Month feature: "Nigerian-Americans and All-Americans"

Jokotade Agunloye Greenberg '01, Imo Akpan '02 and Osazenoriuwa Ebose '15 are three of the most decorated track and field athletes in Swarthmore College history. All three women also have strong ties to their Nigerian heritage. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Home events this week

  • Fri. Feb. 24 @ 8 PM >> Men's Basketball Centennial Semifinals vs. Winner of 4/5 game
  • Sat. Feb. 25 @ 7 PM >> Men's Basketball Centennial Championship
  • Sat. Feb. 25 @ 12 PM >> Women's Tennis vs. NYU
  • Sat. Feb. 25 @ 1 PM >> Men's Lacrosse vs. Widener
  • Sun. Feb. 26 @ 1 PM >> Softball vs. Wesley (Doubleheader)
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