Hartzel, Hoyt win in debut

Jon Hartzel  2011 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Jon Hartzel 2011 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

EMMITTSBURG, Md. – A pair of McDaniel freshmen notched individual victories in their first intercollegiate competition, leading their team to a split at Mount St. Mary's in a double-dual with Manhattan and New Jersey Institute of Technology in season-opening non-conference men's swimming action on Saturday.

The Green Terror (1-1) opened the season against a pair of Division I opponents, defeating the Highlanders (0-4) by a 140-40 margin while falling to the Jaspars (7-0), 133-69.

Five events into the meet, Stephen Hoyt (Glastonbury, Conn./Glastonbury) won the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:21.60.

Three events later, Jon Hartzel (Gettysburg, Pa./Gettysburg) won the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:18.38.

Patrick Rogers (Landisville, Pa./Hempfield) and Hoyt finished second (9:33.34) and third (9:50.76), respectively, in the 800-meter freestyle.

The duo also went 2-3 in the 400-meter freestyle in times of 4:31.20 and 4:38.53, respectively.

James Eu (Reston, Va./Hargrave Military Academy) added second-place finishes in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:06.28 and 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:38.69.

Bryan Nuckles (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond-Suffolk Academy) was second in the 50 (24.92) and 100 (55.59) freestyles.

James Harder (Philadelphia, Pa./Pennington) was second in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:27.04.

The Green Terror returns to action in the home and Centennial Conference opener against Swarthmore on Saturday. Meet time is 2 p.m.

McDaniel 140, New Jersey Institute of Technology 40
Manhattan 133, McDaniel 69

Event Winners: 200 Medley Relay – Manhattan A (Scott Isaacs, Dennis Daly, PJ Sweeney, Michael Scire) 1:54.17; 800 Freestyle – Sweeney (MAN) 9:14.01; 200 Freestyle – RJ Meany (MAN) 2:05.72; 50 Freestyle – Bobby Varieur (MAN) 24.64; 200 IM – Stephen Hoyt (MCD) 2:21.60; 200 Butterfly – Sweeney (MAN) 2:24.50; 100 Freestyle – Varieur (MAN) 54.58; 200 Backstroke – Jon Hartzel (MCD) 2:18.38; 400 Freestyle – Meany (MAN) 4:29.14; 200 Breaststroke – Dennis Daly (MAN) 2:37.45; 800 Freestyle Relay – Manhattan A (Mickey Ruddy, Ryan Klages, Meany, Varieur) 8:21.05.