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Purchase Swimming Splits with Lehman College

PURCHASE, N.Y. – The Purchase College men's and women's swim teams met non-conference rival Lehman College Friday with the women’s team prevailing and the men falling to the Bronx-based Lightning.

“Good effort all around,” Purchase head coach Peter Nestel said. “We performed well tonight and we're getting better with each meet.” The Panthers women swam past the Lightning, a perennial CUNY Conference contender, on the by a score of 103-71, with the men losing by a score of 113-85.

Christina Muller(Poughkeepsie) won the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 2:19.44. August Cook (Syracuse, N.Y.) followed suit for Purchase, winning the 200 free (1:58.66). Alexandria Bodick (New Canaan, Conn.) and Bianca Covello (Woodstock, N.Y.) finished first and second, respectively, for Purchase in the 50 free.

Kamara Lewis (Jamaica, N.Y.) won the 200 IM with teammates  Patricia Fazzino(Bayport, N.Y.) and Katherine Abrams (Brooklyn, N.Y.) adding second and third place finishes in the event as Purchase seized control on the women's side.Lewis added another first-place in the 100 butterfly, coming across at 1:12.56. Muller produced her second win beating the field in the 100 freestyle in a narrow win in a time of 1:02.60. Lisa Lakeman (East Hampton, N.Y.) and Sydney Cohen (Oceanside, N.Y.) finished first and second respectively in the 100 backstroke.The Panthers break for Thanksgiving before gearing up for the Eastern College Athletic Conference in early December and will host its third home meet of the season before the mid-winter break on Dec. 9 against Sarah Lawrence.

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