KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The Washington and Lee men's swimming team competed on day one of the NCAA Division III National Championships at the University of Tennessee on Wednesday, taking part in three events.
The 200 medley relay team consisting of sophomore Tyler Gehrs (Alexandria, Va./St. Andrew's), junior Ian Dexter (Mountain Brook, Ala./Mountain Brook), junior Brian Stirling (Skillman, N.J./Montgomery) and sophomore Rick Sykes (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley) placed 20th in the preliminary round with a time of 1:35.31 that did not qualify them for the evening finals.
Junior Chris Washnock (Greer, S.C./Greenville) placed 44th in the prelims in the 200 IM with a time of 1:56.21, while Sykes and Stirling finished 24th and 43rd in the 50 free with times of 20.89 and 21.73, respectively. All three times missed the cut for the finals.
W&L returns to action on Thursday for day two of the championships. Prelims are slated to begin at 11:00 am.