Men's Swimming Opens Season With 115-90 Victory Over Widener
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Led by strong performances from the sophomore class, the Swarthmore College men's swimming team (1-0) opened the 2010 season with a convincing 115-90 victory over visiting Widener on Wednesday evening from Ware Pool.
The Garnet men swept the top three places in five separate events on the opening night. The "A" 400 medley relay team got the Garnet off to a winning start, as sophomores Roger Chin (backstroke) and Daniel Duncan (butterfly) teamed up with senior Sterling Satterfield (breaststroke) and junior Timothy Brevart (freestyle) to record a 3:42.43 time and out-touch the Widener "A" team by a mere 7/100ths of a second in the opening event.
Swarthmore would never relinquish the lead, as it put forth a 1-2-3 finish in the 1000 freestyle- the very next event - with sophomores Joshua Satre (10:20.72) and Tyler Hanson (10:24.38) finishing first and second and freshman Brian Nadel (10:42.54) taking third. Satre and Hanson also finished 1-2 in the 500 freestyle in respective times of 5:03.97 and 5:06.69, with Swat sophomore Jake Benveniste just behind them (5:06.82).
Also putting up wins for the Garnet were Duncan (200 freestyle, 1:47.90; 200 butterfly, 2:00.41), Brevart (50 freestyle, 22.18), and sophomore Charles Hepper (200 IM, 2:05.09). Hanson's second-place finish in the 500 clinched the meet for the Garnet.
Swarthmore opens Centennial Conference action when it hosts McDaniel on Saturday. Swim time is set for 2:00 p.m.