With the Patriot League Swimming & Diving Championships getting underway this week, we caught up with Bison junior Chris Devlin, who is already one of the conference’s top swimmers.
Chris was the 2016 Patriot League Swimmer of the Meet — Bucknell’s first such honoree since 1993 — after winning the 200-yard backstroke and 400-yard individual medley. A year earlier, he won the 400 IM and was runner-up in the 200 back en route to PL Rookie of the Year honors. This year he enters the PL Championships with the league’s fastest time in the 200 back by nearly two full seconds.
The school record-holder in the 100 back, 200 back and 400 IM, Chris has also competed at some of the top national meets, including the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials and the 2015 Phillips 66 National Championships.
Chris is an economics major from Dresher, Pennsylvania.