Kinsella leads Navy to swimming title

February 23, 1993|By Special to The Sun

HAMILTON, N.Y. -- Navy senior Kelly Kinsella of Falls Church, Va., was named Co-Swimmer of the Year and head coach Dick Purdy received Coach of the Year honors as Navy successfully defended its Patriot League swimming and diving title over the weekend.

Kinsella won three individual events at the weekend meet: 100-meter breaststroke (1:06.41), 200 breaststroke (2:25.59) and 200 IM (2:08.92). The 100 breaststroke time was an academy and meet record.

Purdy guided the Mids to their second consecutive championship since joining the league last season. Including the team's performances in the Colonial Athletic Association, the Mids have won five league championships in six years.

Other league champions for Navy included Mary Beth Sines, a senior from Woodbridge, Va., in the 200 butterfly (2:08.42) and Heidi Fearon, a plebe from Boise, Idaho, in the 500 freestyle (5:01.70).

Navy finished with 744 points, followed by Bucknell (602), Army (527), Colgate (425), Lehigh (410), Lafayette (281), Fordham (274) and Holy Cross (242). Navy (11-1) will be at the Eastern Championships this weekend in Buffalo, N.Y.

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