Trinity Downs Roger Williams In Final Men's Swimming And Diving Meet

Trinity Downs Roger Williams In Final Men's Swimming And Diving Meet

Hartford, Conn. - The Trinity College Bantams used no less than 25 top-three performances to earn a 153-132 victory over the visiting Roger Williams University Hawks in men's swimming and diving action this afternoon at Trinity Natatorium.  The Bantams finish the dual-meet schedule with a 2-6-1 record, avenging a 166-81 loss to the Hawks last season, while Roger Williams is now 3-5.

Senior tri-captain Nick Celestin (Woodbridge, Conn.), junior tri-captain Doug Curtin (Wayland, Mass.), and first-year Alex Wolfson (Morristown, N.J.) each took home a pair of firsts, while sophomore Evan Long (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) won one race and placed third in two others to pace the Bantams.  Celestin completed a sweep of all his individual events this winter with a first-place time of 52.73 in the 100-yard butterfly and a winning time of 24.10 in the 50-yard fly.  Curtin won the 200-yard freestyle at 1:49.66 and the 500-yard free at 5:02.32, and Wolfson posted winning times of 25.54 in the 50-yard backstroke and 54.24 in the 100-yard backstroke in addition to a third-place time of 4:42.44 in the 400-yard IM.  

Bantam rookie Gus Daly (Wynnewood, Pa.) added runner-up performances in the 1,000-yard free and the 50-yard backstroke, as well as a third-place time of 5:27.66 in the 500-yard freestyle.  Sophomore Tristan McConnell (Merion Station, Pa.) finished second in the 50- and 100-yard breaststrokes with respective times of 29.18 and 1:01.99, and freshman Gordon Hyduke (Malvern, Pa.) was second in the 100-yard fly at 23.06 and in the 100-yard free at 50.26. Trinity runner-up races were also turned in by senior tri-captain Carl Gibney (Berwyn, Pa.) in the 400-yard IM, sophomore Hunter Mitchell-Adams (Stratford, Conn.) in the 50-yard freestyle, and first-year diver Taylor Maier (Cincinnati, Ohio) off both boards.

"We finished our dual-meet season with an exclamation point leading into our taper and the NESCAC Championships, as we said thank you to our seniors for four years of dedication and commitment to Trinity College Swimming and Diving," said Trinity Head Coach Carlos Vega. "Their leadership has been one of the main reasons for the successes we have had throughout the year. We will count on them to lead us at the NESCAC Championships, where we will look to cap off an amazing year.  This was a total team effort with Tommy McNamara, John Dolan, and Joe Paine picking up valuable points throughout the meet."