W&L Men's Swimming Finishes Second at F&M Invitational

W&L Men's Swimming Finishes Second at F&M Invitational

LANCASTER, Pa. – The Washington and Lee men's swim team wrapped up competition at the Franklin & Marshall Invitational on Sunday evening. The Generals finished second with 1,272 points behind Delaware (1,757).

Sophomore Noah Schammel (Greenville, S.C. / St. Joseph's Catholic School) won the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:55.10. He also posted a sixth-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley, clocking in at 1:59.63.

Sophomore Tommy Thetford (Birmingham, Ala. / The Altamont) finished second in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 45.73 and was a member of the 400-yard freestyle relay that touched the wall in 3:08.91 for third. The quartet consisted of Thetford, sophomore Corey Connelly (Palm Harbor, Fla. / Palm Harbor University) and juniors Andrew Botelho (Huntersville, N.C. / William Amos Hough) and Jake Burns (Greensboro, N.C. / Greensboro Day).

Connelly and Burns both had 10th-place finishes in individual events, with Connelly placing 10th in the 200-yard individual medley (2:00.31) and Burns finishing 10th in the 100-yard freestyle (48.11).

First-year Sam Childress (Springfield, Ill. / Glenwood) earned fourth place in the 500-yard freestyle event (4:49.04). First-year Colin McKinnon (Fredericksburg, Va. / Chancellor) took sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:00.66), while first-year Patrick Lawrence (Columbus, Ohio / Bishop Hartley) placed seventh in the 200-yard backstroke (1:59.16).

Childress and Lawrence were also part of the 400-yard freestyle relay that clocked in at 3:18.93 for ninth place. The duo was joined by sophomores John Carmody (West Des Moines, Iowa / Dowling Catholic) and Thomas Caldwell (Greenville, S.C. / Wade Hampton).

Sophomore Austin Choi (Valencia, Calif. / West Ranch) touched the wall in 2:04.71 to place eighth in the 200-yard butterfly, while first-year Thomas Agostini (Elgin, S.C. / Spring Valley) and junior Trenten Babcock (Belmont, Mich. / Rockford) both had Top 10 finishes for the Generals. Agostini took 10th in the 200-yard backstroke in 2:02.66 and Babcock finished 10th in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:01.34.

The men's swimming team returns to the pool on December 4 when it competes at the Randolph-Macon Invitational.

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