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McDaniel notches first win of season

Stephen Gomez © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Stephen Gomez © 2009 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Green Terror wins first nine events

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. - Stephen Gomez (Charlottesville, Va./Albermarle) won three times to lead McDaniel to a 115-45 victory at Elizabethtown in non-conference men's swimming action on Wednesday.

The Green Terror (1-6) won the first nine events of the meet en route to its first dual-meet victory of the season.

Shaun Martin notched the only individual victory for the Blue Jays (3-7), winning the 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:38.10.

Gomez was victorious in the 200 freestyle (1:53.88), 200 butterfly (2:05.34) and 500 freestyle (5:10.85).

Chris Steinheimer (Monrovia, Md./Urbana), Bryan Nuckles (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond-Suffolk Academy) and Morgan DeHart (Salisbury, Md./Wiciomico) were each double winners for McDaniel.

Nuckles recorded individual wins in the 50 free (22.90) and 100 free (51.38) while DeHart touched first in the 200 IM (2:10.64) and 200 backstroke (2:15.48).

Steinheimer was part of the the 400 medley relay with Chris Bosco (Vienna, Va./James Madison), Jason Harder (Philadelphia, Pa./Pennington) and Jono Leafblad (Garnee, Ill./Warren Twp.) that notched a time of 4:02.30 to win the opening event.

Steinheimer added a win in the 1,000 free with a time of 11:05.07.

The Green Terror returns to action in the regular-season finale at home against Washington (Md.) on Saturday, Feb. 6. Meet time is 1 p.m.

McDaniel 115, Elizabethtown 45

Event Winners: 400 Medley Relay - McDaniel A (Chris Steinheimer, Chris Bosco, Jason Harder, Jono Leafblad) 4:02.30; 1000 Freestyle - Steinheimer (M) 11:05.07; 200 Freestyle - Stephen Gomez (M) 1:53.88; 50 Freestyle - Bryan Nuckles (M) 22.90; 200 IM - Morgan DeHart (M) 2:10.64; 200 Butterfly - Gomez (M) 2:05.34; 100 Freestyle - Nuckles (M) 51.38; 200 Backstroke - DeHart (M) 2:15.48; 500 Freestyle - Gomez (M) 5:10.85; 200 Breaststroke - Shaun Martin (E) 2:38.10*; 200 Freestyle Relay - Elizabethtown A (Chris Nelson, Matthew Drob, Daniel Provence, Kevin Smedman) 1:38.11*.

* McDaniel swam event as exhibition.