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Men's swimming & diving still 8th at NESCAC meet

Hamilton College's Reid Swartz '15 broke a school record for the second day in a row at the 2014 NESCAC Men's Swimming and Diving Championships held at Bowdoin College's LeRoy Greason Pool on Feb. 22.


Swartz finished seventh in the championship finals of the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 50.62 seconds. His time of 50.60 seconds in the morning's preliminary heats broke the team record of 50.67 seconds he had set on Friday while leading off the 400 medley relay.

Conor Collins '14 ended up fourth in the consolation finals of the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:43.55, and Ryan Cassidy '17 took 13th place in the 1,000 free with a time of 9:48.15. Alex Jones '16 was eighth in the preconsolation finals of the 100 breaststroke in 1:00.51. Jones went slightly faster in prelims with a time of 1:00.23.

In the 800 free relay, Swartz, John McBratney '16, Cassidy and Collins captured fifth place with a time of 6:58.29. Hamilton had finished in the top three in this event at four of the last five NESCAC championships.

The Continentals remained in eighth place after the second day of this three-day meet with 348 team points. Williams College leads the 11-team field with 1,288.5 points. Sunday's preliminary heats begin at 10 a.m. and the finals start at 5:30 p.m.

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