November 7, 2009

Swarthmore opens CC slate with win

Garnet downs McDaniel 56-39

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Daniel Duncan won three times to lead Swarthmore to a 56-39 victory over McDaniel in the Centennial Conference (CC) men's swimming opener for both teams on Saturday.

The Garnet (2-0, 1-0 CC) won the first four events of the meet and eight of the 11 events overall as part of its victory.

Stephen Gomez (Charlottesville, Va./Albermarle) and Jonathan Leafblad (Garnee, Ill./Warren Twp.) took individual victories for the Green Terror (0-2, 0-1 CC), touching first in the 200 IM (2:03.12) and 100 butterfly (57.38), respectively.

Roger Chin, Sterling Satterfield, Duncan and Tim Brevart teamed to open the meet with a victory in the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:43.09.

Duncan touched first in the next event, completing the 1000 free in a time of 10:33.70. He later added a win in the 500 free (4:59.28).

Jacob Benveniste and Brevart won the 200 free and 50 free, respectively before Gomez and Leafblad took McDaniel's two individual wins.

Chin added a second win in the 100 backstroke with a time of 58.46.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against Gettysburg on Wednesday. Meet time is 7 p.m.

Swarthmore 56, McDaniel 39

Event Winners: 200 Medley Relay - Swarthmore A (Roger Chin, Sterling Satterfield, Daniel Duncan, Tim Brevart) 1:43.09; 1000 Freestyle - Duncan (S) 10:33.70; 200 Freestyle - Jacob Benveniste (S) 1:52.24; 50 Freestyle - Brevart (S) 22.69; 200 IM - Stephen Gomez (M) 2:03.12; 100 Butterfly - Jonathan Leafblad (M) 57.38; 100 Freestyle - Michael Ahn (S) 51.06; 100 Backstroke - Chin (S) 58.46; 500 Freestyle - Duncan (S) 4:59.28; 100 Breaststroke - Lance Liu (S) 1:04.91; 200 Freestyle Relay - McDaniel A (Morgan DeHart, Chris Steinheimer, Jason Harder, Adam Cook) 1:40.45*.

* Swarthmore swam event as exhibition.

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