Season-Best Marks Pushes Men's Swimming Past Ursinus, 110-95
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Paced by double-victory performances from senior Daniel Duncan and junior John Flaherty, the Swarthmore College men's swimming team battled to a close win against Centennial Conference rival Ursinus on Saturday by a score of 110-95.
Duncan scored the men's first individual victory of the afternoon in the 200 free, besting his closest competitor by four seconds in a season-low 1:46.52. He then pulled out a close win in the 500 freestyle, touching in 4:51.57, another Garnet season-best. Flaherty took the 200 IM in a fast 2:02.68, before putting up a season best time in his 200 backstroke win (2:01.37).
Freshman Sam Tomlinson provided the Garnet's fifth win of the day, taking the 100 freestyle in 49.49.
Other notable swims included freshman Riley Collins' second-place finish in the 200 breaststroke (2:19.94), senior Charlie Hepper's second-place touch in the 200 butterfly (2:05.12), and senior Roger Chin's second-place 200 backstroke (2:04.36). Chin and Collins' performances were season personal bests.
The Garnet took both relay events, kicking off the meet with a win in the 400 medley relay (3:41.72) behind Chin, junior Stan Le, junior Jake Benveniste, and sophomore Max Krackow. The meet concluded with a Swarthmore win in the 400 freestyle relay (a season-best 3:18.10) courtesy of Krackow, Flaherty, Tomlinson, and Duncan.
The Garnet returns to action after winter break on January 26, hosting Cabrini at Ware Pool. The meet is set to begin at 2 pm.