Numerous Bullets have put together an impressive stretch over the last several days, setting records or reaching major career milestones.
Leading the charge was Ogden Leyens ’20 of the men’s swimming team, who broke four school records and one Centennial Conference mark at the Centennial Conference Championships at Franklin & Marshall College. He lowered his own school record in the 500-freestyle (4:31.56), and he shattered the Gettysburg standard in the 1,650-freestyle by 25 seconds in 15:51.33. His 1,000-yard split of 9:37.92 was also a school record. In addition, Leyens broke both the school and Centennial Conference record held by his brother, Ashton Leyens ’15, with a time of 1:38.95 in the 200-freestyle. He won all three aforementioned events along with two relays and captured both the Men’s Outstanding Performer and Men’s Outstanding Rookie awards, helping the Bullets finish second in the team standings.
Adam Dias ’20 also broke a school record for the men’s swimming team, lowering his own mark in the 200-breaststroke at the conference championship with a winning time of 2:04.16.
For the women’s swimming team, Savannah Llewellyn ’18 broke a nine-year-old Gettysburg record in the 100-butterfly, clocking a time of 57.16 seconds in the preliminary round. The Organization and Management Studies major went on to finish fourth in the event and also helped the women’s team capture runner-up honors.
Another school record was set by the men’s indoor track and field team’s Ezekiel Omosanya ’20, who edged the former Gettysburg mark by one-hundredth of a second in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.18 seconds at the Susquehanna Invitational.
In women’s basketball, Political Science major Emily Gibbons ’18 continued her stellar campaign, first by setting the Centennial Conference record for consecutive double-doubles (13) with 24 points and 13 rebounds in the team’s 57-42 victory over Ursinus College. Then in her team’s Centennial Conference first-round playoff game versus Johns Hopkins, she became the 15th player in program history to score 1,000 career points while leading the Bullets to a 79-67 victory in Bream Gym. She finished with 27 points and 13 rebounds to extend her conference record double-double streak.
Also on the hardwood, Cody Kiefer ’17 reached a milestone for the men’s basketball team when he scored his 1,000th career point in his final game as a Bullet. On Senior Day in Bream Gym, the Environmental Studies major and Mathematics minor finished with a season-high 31 points in Gettysburg’s 74-69 win over Ursinus. He is the 25th 1,000-point scorer at Gettysburg and the first since 2013.
Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.
Posted: Wed, 22 Feb 2017
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