W&M Men’s Swimming and Diving Places Fifth at Terrapin Cup Invitational
College Park, Md. - The William and Mary Tribe men’s swimming and diving team ended the fall season on a high note on Saturday night, placing fifth at the Terrapin Cup Invitational with a score of 379 points. Maryland won the invitational with a total of 1,066.5 points.
The College got the evening started on a high note in the 1,650 freestyle. Sophomore Kyle McVeigh earned the Tribe’s best finish of the meet, placing third overall with a great time of 16:14.34. Freshman Michael Mowen also had a nice performance, taking eighth place with a mark of 16:34.84. Rounding out the Green and Gold’s effort in the event was freshman Tyler Poling, who finished in 11th with a time of 16:49.32.
In the 200 breast, freshman Andrew Strait continued his fantastic swimming over the course of the invitational, placing eighth overall with a time of 2:08.83. In the “B” final, senior Jim Fenningham took third with a mark of 2:11.90, nearly two seconds faster than his qualifying time. In the “C” final, Nick Mason touched the wall first, timing in at 2:16.21, while classmate Quint Carr finished third with a time of 2:18.69.
The College collected a 3-4 finish in the “B” final of the 100 free, with senior Michael Naccarelli leading the way. Naccarelli touched the wall third with a time of 46.80, while junior Stephen Fay was right behind him in fourth with a mark of 47.03. In the “C” final, sophomore Hunter Perrot came in fourth with a time of 47.75.
In the 200 back, sophomore Evan Rutherford took fourth in the “B” final, coming in with a time of 1:55.73. Finishing right behind him in fifth was classmate Sideny Glass, who touched the wall in fifth with a time of 1:55.77. In the “C” final, McVeigh finished in fourth place with a time of 1:57.06, while freshman Rhett Wallace came in seventh with a mark of 2:00.50.
Junior Evan Mulloy led the Tribe’s effort in the 200 fly, finishing in fifth place in the “B” final with a time of 1:56.80. In the same race, freshman Nathaniel Holmes placed eighth with a time of 1:57.94. In the “C” final, junior Michael Polo finished in second, timing in at 2:00.00.
In the final event of the evening, the 400 free relay, the Tribe came in fifth with a time of 3:06.93. The relay team of Naccarelli, Perrot, Rutherford, and Fay now rank 10th all-time in school history with their strong performance.
With the fall season now complete, the William and Mary Tribe men’s swimming and diving team will next be in action on January 15 when the College will travel to face Virginia Tech.
Terrapin Cup Invitational
Final Team Standings
1. Maryland 1,066.5
2. Connecticut 999
3. West Chester 525.5
4. Villanova 404
5. William and Mary 379
6. Johns Hopkins 302
7. Towson 87