South Hadley, Mass. – Sophomore Radojica Pavlovic (Belgrade, Serbia) won two individual events and two relays to lead the Trinity College Bantams to a 166-114 victory over the Vasssar College Brewers in men’s swimming and diving action this afternoon at Mount Holyoke College Natatorium. The Bantams improve to 2-1 and Vassar drops to 3-3. Trinity, which got off its plane from a training trip in Puerto Rico less than 24 hours prior to today’s meet, visits Clark next Saturday, January 12 at 1 p.m.
Trinity won six individual events and both relays, beginning with a first-place time of 1:37.58 in the 200-yard medley relay by Pavlovic, senior tri-captain Nikola Kostic (Belgrade, Serbia), and sophomores Blake Jamilkowski (New York, N.Y.), and Charles Roth (Alexandria, Va.). Pavlovic also won both sprints with first-place times of 22.11 in the 50-yard freestyle and 48.43 in the 100-yard freestyle, respectively. Roth won two individual events with a winning time of 54.40 in the 100-yard backstroke and another at 2:02.76 in the 200-yard back. Kostic won the 1,000-yard freestyle race with a time of 10:29.59, and sophomore Marco Rupp (Wolfsburg, Austria) took first in the 100-yard butterfly at 54.51.
Other top performances for the Bantams included two second-place finishes for Rupp, in both the 100- and 200-yard free, and runner-up swims for Kostic in the 500-yard free, Jamilkowski in the 100-yard breast, senior tri-captain Gordon Hyduke (Malvern, Pa.) in the 200-yard fly, sophomore James Costello (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) in the 200-yard breast, and first-year Ryan Schaum (Tarrytown, N.Y.) in the 200-yard back. Trinity closed out the meet with a winning time of 3:17.87 in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Hyduke, Pavlovic, Rupp, and sophomore Kyle Long (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) made up the winning quartet. Bantam sophomore diver Alex Schrock (Long Lake, Minn.) was the lone competitor with scores of 216.65 off the one-meter board and 180.38 off the three-meter board.