November 12, 2011

Nuckles wins twice

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Ursinus won seven times to help defeat McDaniel 61-34 in Centennial Conference (CC) men's swimming action on Saturday.

Bryan Nuckles (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond-Suffolk Academy) won a pair of individual events to lead the Green Terror (1-4, 0-3 CC), touching first in the 50 (21.92 seconds) and 100 (49.59) freestyles.

Scott Paine led the Bears (2-2, 1-1 CC) with three wins on the afternoon. Paine was first in the 200 free (1:50.37), 500 free (5:00.51) and as the leadoff leg on the 400 free relay.

Paine joined with Joe Gershun, Benjamin Jumper and Alexander Pandelidis to win the relay in a time of 3:21.69.

Gershun added a win in the 1000 free (10:33.15) while Christopher Smith rounded out the individual winners with a time of 55.92 in the 100 butterfly.

Smith, Jacob Robinson, David Yazbeck and John Wieczorek opened the day with a win in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:44.94.

Steve Hoyt (Glastonbury, Conn./Glastonbury), Jon Hartzel (Gettysburg, Pa./Gettysburg) and James Eu (Reston, Va./Hargrave Military Academy) notched individual wins for McDaniel. Hoyt was victorious in the 400 IM with a time of 4:30.68. Hartzel touched first in the 100 backstroke (56.85) while Eu won the 100 breaststroke (1:05.25).

In addition to Hoyt's ninth-best time in program history in the 400 IM, he was also second in the 100 backstroke with a time of 56.89.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against St. Mary's (Md.) on Saturday. Meet time is 1 p.m.

Ursinus 61, McDaniel 34

Event Winners: 400 Medley Relay – Ursinus A (Jacob Robinson, David Yazbeck, Christopher Smith, John Wieczorek) 3:44.94; 1000 Freestyle – Joe Gershun (U) 10:33.15, 200 Freestyle – Scott Paine (U) 1:50.37; 50 Freestyle – Bryan Nuckles (M) 21.92; 400 IM – Steve Hoyt (M) 4:30.68; 100 Butterfly – Smith (U) 55.92; 100 Freestyle – Nuckles (M) 49.59; 100 Backstroke – Jon Hartzel (M) 56.85; 500 Freestyle – Paine (U) 5:00.51; 100 Breaststroke – James Eu (M) 1:05.25; 400 Freestyle Relay – Ursinus A (Paine, Gershun, Benjamin Jumper, Alexander Pandelidis) 3:21.69.

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