February 2, 2013

#22 Coast Guard propels past Wesleyan

Middletown, Conn.-Sophomore Christian Brindamour won two individual events and was a part of a relay victory to lead the #22 Coast Guard men past Wesleyan 182-96 in swimming. With the victory Coast Guard improves to 9-2 on the season while Wesleyan falls to 2-10. Senior Kevin Smit, junior Marco Tinari, and freshman Andy Anderson each won two individual events for Coast Guard.

Brindamour took home victories in both the 100 backstroke (54.29) and 50 freestyle (21.23); this coming in addition to the 200 medley relay, a team in which he also helped to a victory. Smit posted victories in both the 200 butterfly (1:58.24) and the 100 IM (56.25). Tinari claimed victories in both the 1000 freestyle (10:07.46) and the 500 freestyle (4:56.07). Anderson recorded wins in the 3 meter dive (406.81) and 1 meter dive (398.54).

Junior Alex Dona in the 200 freestyle (1:46.48), sophomore Adam Buys in the 100 butterfly (53.08), and freshmen Timothy Dion in the 200 breaststroke (2:19.49) and Ben Morseth in the 200 backstroke (1:58.33) all secured victories for the Bears as well.

Senior Nicholas Poehler (1000 freestyle, 500 freestyle) led a barrage of second place finishes for Coast Guard. Senior Dan Graf (200 breaststroke), junior Barrett Johannsen (100 IM), sophomore Tim Early (200 butterfly), and freshmen Ben Morseth (100 backstroke) and Kyle Smith (3 meter dive) also took home second place finishes for Coast Guard.

In the 200 Medley Relay, Coast Guard's team of sophomore Adam Hoburg, Buys, Brindamour, and Morseth snagged a victory in a time of 1:39.70.

Coast Guard returns to action February 14th as the NEWMAC Championships get underway from MIT and run through the 17th.

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