Men's swimming & diving finishes first at Cardinal Invitational

Jake DeConinck '11
Jake DeConinck '11
Hamilton College took first place in Wesleyan University’s five-team Cardinal Invitational, which was held on Dec. 5 and 6.
The Continentals earned a total of 1,201 points. Wesleyan took second place with 1,185 points, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute rounded out the top three with 1,079.5.
Jake DeConinck ‘11 finished in first place in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:46.39, and also won the 100 free in 48.32 seconds. In addition to his two wins, DeConinck earned two second place finishes -- one in the 50 butterfly (24.16) -- and another in the 50 free (21.84).
Bowie Sievers ‘11 earned Hamilton’s third win of the invitational with a time of 17:27.53 in the 1,650 free. Sievers also finished second in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:01.24, and in the 100 fly (54.28).
Ian Nichols ’13 and Jared Mereness ’10 finished second and third, respectively in the 50 breaststroke. Mereness also earned two second place finishes -- one in the 100 breast with a time of 1:03.10 -- and another in the 200 breast clocking in at 2:19.84.
Stephen Chaponis ‘10 earned a third place finish in the 50 fly with a time of 24.52 seconds. Taylor Hogenkamp ’13 also finished third in the 100 free with a time of 48.94 seconds. Hogenkamp was a member of the 400 medley relay that took second place with a time of 3:41.18. The rest of the team included Sievers, Mereness, and Chaponis.
The Continentals are off until Jan. 16, when they travel to Middlebury College for a dual meet at 2 p.m.
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