Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College men’s swimming and diving program picked up its first duel victory of the season Saturday afternoon in fashion, winning handily at Clark 184-83. The Bantams saw 10 individual victories, with senior George Kapanadze (London, England) and junior Radojica Pavlovic (Belgrade, Serbia) taking two individual crowns in the win.
With the top two 200-yard medley relay teams donning Bantam caps, Trinity saw its strongest start of the season. A second-place finish from junior Aleksander Kapanadze (London, England) got the ball rolling for individual events, with junior Radojica Pavlovic (Belgrade, Serbia) and first-year Rawleigh Pollock (Summit, N.J.) finishing first and second in the 200-yard freestyle. Senior Blake Jamilkowski (New York, N.Y.) placed first in the 50-yard backstroke, and was followed by a George Kapanadze win in the 50-yard breaststroke. Sophomore Ryan Schaum (Tarrytown, N.Y.) continued the winning trend in the 100-yard butterfly, with first-year Tyler Trocci (Tucker, Ga.) coming in second. Junior Marco Rupp (Wolfsburg, Austria) and Jamilkowski went 1-2 in the 100-yard freestyle, and junior Kyle Long (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) finished first in the 100-yard backstroke.
George Kapanadze took his second win of the afternoon in the 100-yard breaststroke, and Trocci picked up his first win of the new year in the 500-yard freestyle. Pavlovic touched the matt first for his second time of the meet in the 50-yard butterfly, and first-year Karl Wadleigh (Darien, Conn.) took first in the 100-yard IM with junior Kevin Klotz (Berlin, Conn.) placing behind him. The Bantams closed out the meet with all three 200-yard freestyle teams taking the top three spots in the final event of the day.
Trinity will look to take Saturday’s positive win into the final meet of the weekend, opening its home slate against Wesleyan at 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon.