Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College men’s swimming & diving team fought valiantly Saturday afternoon, competing against five outstanding New England teams in the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Tech Sprints. The Bantams saw a handful of great performances, finishing fifth overall.
Bates College took first on the day with 1,504.5 total points. WPI finished with 1,239.5, and Roger Williams rounded out the top three with 820.5 points. Wheaton finished just 37 points ahead of Trinity with 287.5, and the Bantams registering 344 points.
A fourth-place finish from junior Blake Jamilkowski (New York, New York) in the 50-yard breaststroke began the individual events, with junior Radojica Pavlovic (Belgrade, Serbia) taking fifth in the 25 yard freestyle. First-year Liam Colleran (Norwalk, Conn.) highlighted the squad with a first-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke, touching the matt with a time of 53.19. First-year Karl Wadleigh (Darien, Conn.) followed the first-place performance with a fourth-place result in the 100-yard freestyle after seeing a first-place finish in the preliminary round, and Colleran took fourth in the 25-yard backstroke after.
Jamilkowski saw a second-place performance in the 25-yard butterfly after a first-place preliminary swim, and Pavlovic followed with a second-place result in the 50-yard freestyle. After a fourth-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay, Wadleigh finished the afternoon with a first-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle.
The Bantams return the to water at the end of the month in the NESCAC Championships. The meet will begin Thursday, February 20, at 7 p.m., with Williams hosting this year’s Championship.