Tribe Men’s Swimming and Diving Continues Strong Effort at Terrapin Cup Invitational
College Park, Md. - The William and Mary Tribe men’s swimming and diving team continued to perform well at the Terrapin Cup Invitational on Friday, scoring valuable points in the evening’s final session. Through two days of the three-day meet, the College sits in fifth place with a score 258 points.
In the Tribe’s most populated event of the evening, the 400 individual medley, freshman Andrew trait led the way for the College. In the “B” final, Strait placed second with a personal-best time of 4:07.63, taking nearly five seconds off his qualifying time. With his mark, Strait now ranks 10th all-time at the College in the event. In the “C” final, Michael Mowen led a troop of four freshman Tribe swimmers, placing second with a time of 4:16.69. Tyler Poling finished just behind Mowen in third with a time of 4:19.72, while Nick Mason placed fourth with a mark of 4:25.11. Quint Carr rounded out the Tribe’s effort in the race, coming in seventh with a time of 4:36.43.
Senior Mike Newcomb continued his stellar season on the diving board for the College, placing seventh overall in the 3-meter dive. Newcomb earned valuable points for the team with his score of 190.20.
In the 100 breast, senior Jim Fenningham and Strait both qualified for the “B” final. Strait continued his great day, placing second with a time of 58.80, while Fenningham took third with a mark of 59.02. In the “C” final, junior Evan Mulloy touched the wall first, beating his competitors with a time of 1.00.03. In the same final, Mason placed seventh with a mark of 1:02.78, while Polo came in eighth with a time of 1:03.71.
Junior Stephen Fay paced the Tribe’s efforts in the 200 free, earning a runner-up finish in the “B” final with a time of 1:42.87. Also in the “B” final, sophomore Evan Rutherford placed eighth with a mark of 1:45.02. In the “C” final, junior Luke Robbins touched first, winning the final with a time of 1:44.14.
In the 100fly “B” final, Mulloy had another nice performance for the Green and Gold, placing third with a time of 51.39. In the “C” final, senior Geoff Ramsdell finished second with a mark of 52.64, while freshman Nathaniel Holmes took fifth with a time of 52.96.
Sophomore Sidney Glass had a nice showing in the “B” final of the 100 breast, placing third with a time of 51.95. In the “C” final, junior Jake Maloy came in fourth with a mark of 53.27, while sophomore Kyle McVeigh placed sixth, timing in at 54.12.
The William and Mary Tribe men’s swimming and diving team will look to make its way up the leader board tomorrow when teams will compete on the final day of the Terrapin Cup Invitational.
Terrapin Cup Invitational
Second Day Team Standings
1. Maryland 777.5
2. Connecticut 698
3. West Chester 375.5
4. Villanova 305
5. William and Mary 258
6. Johns Hopkins 224
7. Towson 52