LEXINGTON, Va. – The Washington and Lee men's swimming team defeated VMI, 172.5-89.5, on Saturday afternoon at the W&L Natatorium.
Highlights From the Meet:
- The Generals claimed first-place in 12 out of the 14 events, while also placing second in five of the events.
- W&L claimed the top spot in both of the relays. First-year Patrick Sullivan (Pawleys Island, S.C. / Waccamaw), sophomore Ethan Fischer (Columbus, Ohio / Upper Arlington), and seniors Noah Schammel (Greenville, S.C. / St. Joseph's) and Tommy Thetford (Birmingham, Ala. / The Altamont) placed first in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:35.96. Senior Corey Connelly (Belleair, Fla. / Palm Harbor University) and sophomore Sammy Logue (Fallston, Md. / Loyola Blakefield) joined Sullivan and Thetford on the 200-yard free relay that took first with a time of 1:25.50.
- Thetford, sophomore Ben Brown (Baldwin, Md. / Loyola Blakefield) and first-year Danny Lynch (Richmond, Va. / Trinity Episcopal School) led the Generals with two first-place finishes each. Thetford took the top spot in the 50-yard free (21.04) and 100-yard free (2:14.57). Brown placed first in the 1000-yard free (10:05.92) and the 500-yard free (4:52.34), while Lynch claimed first in the 200-yard fly (1:57.68) and 200-yard IM (2:01.06).
Top Three Finishes:
- Sullivan, Fischer, Schammel, Thetford (1st) – 200-yard Medley Relay (1:35.96)
- Ben Brown (1st) – 1000-yard Free (10:05.92)
- Michael Struk (3rd) – 1000-yard Free (10:22.46)
- Patrick Sullivan (1st) – 200-yard Free (1:44.88)
- Bancks Holmes (2nd) – 200-yard Free (1:47.43)
- Connor Van Vooren (3rd) – 200-yard Free (1:48.40)
- Fitz Rawls (2nd) – 100-yard Back (55.68)
- Jared Nickodem (3rd) – 100-yard Back (55.69)
- Ethan Fischer (1st) – 100-yard Breast (1:00.55)
- Jonathan Tucker (3rd) – 100-yard Breast (1:01.45)
- Danny Lynch (1st) – 200-yard Fly (1:57.68)
- Brian Legarth (2nd) – 200-yard Fly (1:58.86)
- Noah Schammel (3rd) – 200-yard Fly (1:59.58)
-Tommy Thetford (1st) – 50-yard Free (21.04)
- Sammy Logue (3rd) – 50-yard Free (21.97)
- Tommy Thetford (1st) – 100-yard Free (47.03)
- Patrick Sullivan (2nd) – 100-yard Free (48.04)
- Corey Connelly (3rd) – 100-yard Free (48.11)
- Fitz Rawls (3rd) – 200-yard Back (2:03.18)
- Jonathan Tucker (1st) – 200-yard Breast (2:14.24)
- Ethan Fischer (2nd) – 200-yard Breast (2:14.91)
- Ben Brown (1st) – 500-yard Free (4:52.34)
- Jared Nickodem (1st) – 100-yard Fly (52.98)
- Danny Lynch (1st) – 200-yard IM (2:01.06)
- Sullivan, Logue, Connelly, Thetford (1st) – 200-yard Free Relay (1:25.50)
Washington and Lee returns to the pool next Saturday, when it hosts Randolph at 1:00 pm.
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