Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College men’s swimming & Diving program opened it 2020 with a hard-fought battle at Brandeis, coming up short, 146-128. Hanging tough in every event, the Bantams showcased a great team performance and will look to carry Saturday’s positivity into the bulk of its schedule.
Junior Blake Jamilkowski (New York, N.Y.) started the new year off strong, leading the Bantams to two individual victories in the setback. The junior took first in the 50-yard breaststroke (27.84) and the 50-yard butterfly (23.91); he also took second in the 100-yard individual medley with a time of 57.11.
The team started with a win in the 200-yard medley relay, with the team of first-years Liam Colleran (Norwalk, Conn.), Connor Recck (Berlin, Conn.), junior Radojica Pavlovic (Belgrade, Serbia), and Jamilkowski touching the wall first. First-year Rawleigh Pollock (Summit, N.J.) and sophomore Ryan Schaum (Tarrytown, N.Y.) took second and third in the 1,000-yard freestyle, and first-year Karl Wadleigh (Darien, Conn.) took second in the 200-yard freestyle. After Colleran took first in the 50-yard backstroke, Pavlovic took first in the 50-yard freestyle. Pavlovic and junior Marco Rupp (Wolfsburg, Austria) took second and third in the 100-yard freestyle, and was followed by a second-place finish from Colleran in the 100-yard backstroke. Wadleigh also took the crown in the 500-yard freestyle, setting up the relay team of Wadleigh, Rupp, Pavlovic, and junior Kyle Long (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) to take first in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
After coming up just short against Brandeis, the Bantams return to the pool Tuesday, traveling to Vassar for a 3 p.m. meet time.