Poehler, Smit lead Bears over Wheaton

NEW LONDON, Conn. – Senior co-captain Nick Poehler had first place finishes in the 500 freestyle and the 1000 freestyle to pace the Bears to a 178.5 – 95.5 win over Wheaton College this afternoon. This marks the third straight victory for Coast Guard following wins over Springfield College and the University of Rhode Island last weekend.

Poehler finished the 500 in 5:00.23 and the 1000 in 10:26.60. Junior Marc McAndrew took second place behind Poehler in each of the events finishing in 5:08.79 and 10.36.29, respectively. Senior Tanner Armstrong finished third in the 500 freestyle to complete the sweep for the Bears, finishing in 5:14.52.

Senior Kevin Smit also added two first place finishes for Coast Guard, taking the top spot in the 100 freestyle in 49.18 the and 200 freestyle in 1:50.32. Junior Alex Dona came in right behind Smit in the 100 free finishing in 49.52 while freshman Timothy Dion took second place in the 200 free with a time of 1:51.98.

Coast Guard finished one, two, and three in the 200 yard backstroke. Freshman Ben Morseth led the way coming in just under two minutes at 1:59.44 while sophomore Christian Brindamour took second with a time of 2:02.98. Junior Jacob Kramb finished third coming in at 2:06.98.

Brindamour took first place in the 50 yard freestyle coming in at 21.30 and was also part of the first place finishing 400 yard medley relay team. Brindamour, Derrian Duryea, Barrett Johannsen, and Morseth combined for a time of 10:56. Coast Guard also took second place in the race as a team of Kramb, Dona, Adam Hoburg, and Daniel Graf came in at 11:26.

Senior co-captain Michael Piantedosi and Graf finished one-two in the 100 yard breaststroke finishing at 1:04.49 and 1:06.41, respectively, while Duryea and Graf were the top two finishers in the 200 yard breaststroke.  Duryea came in at 2:15.05 while Graf completed the race in 2:25.09.

Kramb and Morseth took the top two spots in the 100 yard backstroke finishing in 55.86 and 57.02, respectively while Johannsen, sophomore Ryan Buys, and Armstrong were the top three finishers in the 200 yard butterfly. Johannsen finished at 2:03.32 while Buys and Armstrong came in at 2:09.72 and 2:09.80.

Freshman diver Andy Anderson took first place in both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events. Anderson received a score of 256.20 in the 1-meter and 266.78 in the 3-meter dive.

Coast Guard return to the pool next weekend as they will host WPI and Providence college on Saturday, November 17th at noon.

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