CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – The Washington and Lee men's swim team was in action on Saturday, taking part in day one of the Virginia Tech Invitational at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center.
The first annual Virginia Tech Invitational showcased five teams, including W&L, Georgia Tech, UNC-Wilmington, James Madison, VMI and host Va. Tech. Seven events were featured on the day, with W&L advancing a swimmer to the finals in five of the seven events.
Junior Brian Stirling (Skillman, N.J./Skillman) recorded the best finish for the Generals, taking second in the 100 fly with a time of 51.21, while first-year Justin Meyers (Bernardsville, N.J./Bernards) swam a time of 1:51.45 in the 200 free, claiming the third spot in the event.
Three additional W&L swimmers advanced to the finals with all three recording fifth-place finishes, including first-year Matt Hesser (Midlothian, Va./Governor's School) in the 100 back (54.52), first-year Mark Faubion (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) in the 100 breast (1:04.37) and sophomore Rick Sykes (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley) in the 50 free (21.19).
The Generals return to action on February 16-19 at the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championship.