Men’s Swimming Edged by Conn. College
NEW LONDON, Conn.-Junior Christian Brindamour and sophomore Andy Anderson each recorded a pair of victories but it was not enough as the Coast Guard men's swimming and diving team fell at Conn. College 152-128 on Saturday afternoon.
The loss was the first this season for Coast Guard (5-1) after opening up with five consecutive dual meet victories. Anderson won both the 1- and 3- meter dives with finals scores of 231.97 and 304.20, respectively while Brindamour took home victories in both the 50 freestyle (20.90) and 100 freestyle (47.46).
Freshman Aaron Overheim took home a first and a second place finish while classmate Carl Fuhs recorded a first and a third place result. Overheim won the 500 freestyle in a time of 4:50.30 after coming second in the 1000 freestyle with a 10:05.30 finish earlier in the day. Fuhs won the 100 breaststroke in 1:01.12 and placed third in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:15.73.
Other victors for Coast Guard were senior Marco Tinari, junior Ryan Buys, and freshman Zach Weeks. Tinari won the 200 freestyle in a time of 1:47.49 while Buys took home the title in the 100 butterfly in 52.83. Weeks won the 200 IM with a time of 2:01.52, finishing less than a second ahead of classmate Elliott VanDeren (2:02.43).
The Bears got a trio of other top three finishes from senior Barrett Johannsen (100 butterfly, 54.41), sophomore Ben Morseth (200 backstroke, 2:04.97), and freshman Londen Thomas (200 butterfly, 2:00.31).
The top-finishing relay team on the day was the 200 freestyle relay quartet consisting of Tinari, Buys, sophomore Timothy Dion, and Brindamour which finished second in a time of 1:28.51. The top finishing 400 medley relay team placed third and was made up of Morseth, Fuhs, Buys, and Brindamour completing the event in 3:36.70.
Coast Guard returns to action on Saturday, December 7th and 8th when they take part in the WPI Winter Invite.