Jan. 31, 2013
WEST POINT, N.Y. -
The Army swimming and diving teams return to Lewisburg, Pa., for the second time this season on Saturday, Feb. 2, when the Black Knights make the trek to Bucknell University's Kinney Natatorium to compete at the Bucknell Invitational.
The event, which will serve as Army's final tune-up before returning to Lewisburg for the Patriot League Championships (Feb. 21-23), is slated to get under way at 10 a.m.
The Army men are coming off a sweep of conference rivals Colgate and Lafayette last Saturday. The Black Knight women, meanwhile, split last weekend's triangular meet, beating the Leopards and falling to the Raiders.
Senior Chris Nguyen, who has earned a conference-record eight Patriot League Male Diver of the Week awards this season, paces Army off the boards. Freshman Chris Szekely, who has set a handful of plebe records this year, has been one of the Black Knights' top options in the pool throughout the 2012-13 campaign.
Freshmen Natalie Beale and Molly Mucciarone, who have been named Patriot League Female Swimmer of the Week earlier in the season, continue to lead the Black Knight women. Beale and Mucciarone excel in a variety of events.
Following this Saturday's meet, Army will take three weeks off before traveling back to Lewisburg for the Patriot League Championships (Feb. 21-23).