W&L Men's Swimming Finishes 16th at NCAA Championships
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Washington and Lee men's swimming team wrapped up the NCAA Division III Swimming Championships on Saturday evening with a 16th-place finish in the team standings, recording 56.5 total points over four days of competition.
Denison was named National Champion, tallying 600 points. Kenyon (519), Emory (342), MIT (235) and Redlands (221) rounded out the top five team finishes.
Senior Chris Washnock (Greer, S.C./Greenville) was the lone General to earn points on day four. Washnock garnered All-America accolades with his 1:49.39 performance in the 200 back, taking 12th place in the event.
Junior Rick Sykes (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley) also represented W&L in the pool today, competing in the 100 free. His time of 45.72 seconds was not in the top 16 and did not advance him to the finals. The 400 free relay consisting of seniors Ian Dexter (Mountain Brook, Ala./Mountain Brook), Jeff Stirling (Skillman, N.J./Montgomery) and Brian Stirling (Skillman, N.J./Montgomery) and Sykes also swam in the preliminary rounds, but their time of 3:06.54 did not qualify them for finals.
With the competition at the National Championships now complete, the Generals end their season.