December 5, 2010

McDaniel finishes sixth at F&M Invite

Rogers leads way with pair of all-time top-10 times

LANCASTER, Pa. – Patrick Rogers (Landisville, Pa./Hempfield) recorded a pair of all-time top-10 times to lead McDaniel to a sixth-place finish at the 2010 Franklin & Marshall Invitational in men's swimming action on Saturday and Sunday.

The Green Terror finished with 195 points in the nine-team invitational. Gettysburg won the two-day event, easily outdistancing the second-place host Diplomats by a 798-662 margin.

Rogers, in addition to swimming leadoff on all four McDaniel relays, recorded an individual 10th-place showing in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:05.02, which ranks fourth all-time for the Green Terror.  He was also 10th in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:49.18, which is seventh on the all-time list.

Morgan DeHart (Salisbury, Md./Wiciomico) recorded McDaniel's top individual finish, touching sixth in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:04.39. He was also 12th in the 200 breaststroke (2:25.66) and 16th in the 200 IM (2:08.22).

Chris Steinheimer (Monrovia, Md./Urbana) notched the only other individual top 10 for the Green Terror, touching eighth in the 1,650 free (18:17.06). He was also 14th in the 500 free (5:10.18) and 16th in the 200 free (1:54.70).

Bryan Nuckles (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond-Suffolk Academy) led the way in the sprints with a 10th-place finish in the 50 free (22.67 seconds) and 13th-place showing in the 100 free (50.13). He was also 14th in the 100 backstroke with a time of 58.97 seconds.

Jono Leafblad (Garnee, Ill./Warran Twp.) added a pair of 11th-place finishes. He completed the 100 butterfly in a time of 57.28 seconds and the 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:24.94.

Jason Harder (Philadelphia, Pa./Pennington) was 11th in the 200 butterfly (2:15.63) while adding a 15th-place finish in the 100-yard version of the event (58.69).

Jesse Mills (Catonsville, Md./Mt. St. Joseph) rounded out the individual scorers for McDaniel with a 14th-place finish in the 100 butterfly (58.03 seconds).

Rogers, DeHart, Mills and Nuckles combined to finish fifth in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:32.97 while Rogers, DeHart and Nuckles joined Steinheimer to finish fifth in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:25.46.

Rogers, DeHart, Leafblad and Nuckles teamed in the two medley relays. The quartet was fifth in the 400 (3:48.61) and sixth in the 200 (1:43.61).

The Green Terror returns to action in the home opener against Dickinson on Jan. 15. Meet time is 2 p.m.

Team Scores: 1. Gettysburg 798, 2. Franklin & Marshall 662, 3. Susquehanna 590, 4. St. Mary's (Md.) 336.5, 5. Washington (Md.) 251.5, 6. McDaniel 195, 7. Marymount 176, 8. Elizabethtown 107, 9. King's 98.

McDaniel Results: 200 Free Relay: 5. Patrick Rogers, Morgan DeHart, Jesse Mills, Bryan Nuckles 1:32.97, x-Jason Harder, Jono Leafblad, Joseph Odierno, Erik Brennan 1:42.77; 500 Free: 14. Chris Steinheimer 5:10.18; 200 IM: 16. DeHart 2:08.22, 22. Leafblad 2:10.22, 26. Harder 2:15.84, 32. Odierno 2:30.08; 50 Free: 10. Nuckles 22.67, 20. Rogers 23.44, 26. Mills 24.33, 37. Brennan 27.02, 38. Collin Bender 27.25; 400 Medley Relay: 5. Rogers, DeHart, Leafblad, Nuckles 3:48.61, x-Harder, Odierno, Mills, Steinheimer 4:10.58; 200 Medley Relay: 6. Rogers, DeHart, Leafblad, Nuckles 1:43.61; 100 Butterfly: 11. Leafblad 57.28, 14. Mills 58.03, 15. Harder 58.69; 200 Free: 10. Rogers 1:49.18, 16. Steinheimer 1:54.70; 100 Breaststroke: 6. DeHart 1:04.39, 22. Odierno 1:14.45; 100 Backstroke: 14. Nuckles 58.97, 20. Brennan 1:07.46, 21. Bender 1:15.19; 200 Backstroke: 10. Rogers 2:05.02; 100 Free: 13. Nuckles 50.13, 24. Mills 52.63, 33. Odierno 57.69, 35. Brennan 1:01.82, 36. Bender 1:04.37, 200 Breaststroke: 11. Leafblad 2:24.94, 12. DeHart 2:25.66; 200 Butterfly: 11. Harder 2:15.63; 400 Free Relay: 5. Rogers Steinheimer, DeHart, Nuckles 3:25.46, x-Leafblad, Mills, Harder, Odierno 3:39.57; 1650 Free: 8. Steinheimer 18:17.06.

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