March 21, 2013

W&L Men's Swimming Relays Compete at NCAA Championships

SHENANDOAH, Texas – The Washington and Lee men's swimming team currently sits in 19th place with 25 points after the completion of day two at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships on Thursday at the Conroe ISD Natatorium. 

Kenyon leads the team standings with 286 points after two days of competition, while Denison is second with 228 points and MIT claims 204 points for third place. Johns Hopkins (179), Emory (160), Amherst (91), Stevens (88), The College of New Jersey (78), Redlands (76), and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (65) round out the top 10.

The four-man team of seniors Rick Sykes (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley) and Wayde Marsh (Milford, Del./Salesianum School), junior David Ireland (Dayton, Ohio/Oakwood) and first-year Brennan Haley (Westfield, N.J./Westfield) clocked in at a school-record 3:24.20 in the 400 medley relay preliminary round on Thursday morning. The group was not able to record a time in the finals because of a disqualification during the race. 

Sykes, Marsh, Ireland and Haley also teamed up in the 200 free relay in the preliminary round, timing in at 1:24.46. Their time did not qualify them for the finals.

The Generals return to the pool on Friday morning for day three of competition at the NCAA Championships. Preliminary rounds are set to begin at 11:00 am.

 

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