Nuckles scores six times

2011 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

LANCASTER, Pa. – Bryan Nuckles (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond-Suffolk Academy) finished eighth in the 50 free to lead McDaniel to an seventh-place finish at the 2011 Franklin & Marshall Invitational in men's swimming action on Saturday and Sunday.

The Green Terror amassed 175 points at the eight-team invitational, which was won by Washington and Lee with 1,022.5 points.

Nuckles, which completed the weekend's shortest race in a time of 22.24 seconds, was also part of four of the team's five A-relays. He was also 13th individually in the 100 free with a time of 49.75.

The top finish came in the 200 free relay, in which Nuckles teamed with Stephen Hoyt (Glastonbury, Conn./Glastonbury), James Eu (Reston, Va./Hargrave Military Academy) and Jesse Mills (Catonsville, Md./Mt. St. Joseph) to finish seventh in a time of 1:31.00. The time is fourth-best in program history.

Hoyt, Eu, Nuckles and Patrick Rogers (Landisville, Pa./Hempfield) were eighth in the 800 free relay with a time of 7:33.66 – a time which ranks ninth all-time on the Green Terror list.

Hoyt, Eu, Jono Leafblad (Garnee, Ill./Warren Twp.) and Nuckles placed ninth in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:47.31, which is also ninth on the program's all-time list.

Jon Hartzel (Gettysburg, Pa./Gettysburg), Eu, Mills and Nuckles were 10th in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:42.56.

The quartet of Rogers, Hartzel, Mills and Hoyt rounded out the relays with a ninth-place showing in the 400 free relay (3:27.60).

Eu, Hoyt and Hartzel also swam times that ranked on individual top-10 lists.

Eu finished eighth in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:03.10, which ranks sixth.

Hoyt placed 19th in the 100 butterfly with a time of 55.72, which ranks seventh all-time.

Hartzel was 15th in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:06.38, which ranks ninth all-time.

Hartzel added a ninth-place finish in the 100 backstroke with a time of 56.90 seconds). Rogers also added a top-10 individual showing, placing ninth in the 200 free (1:49.89).

Leafblad was 11th in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:26.12 while Jason Harder (Philadelphia, Pa./Pennington) placed 14th in the 200 butterfly (2:11.41).

McDaniel had five 17th-place finishes, just missing scoring points at the invitational.

Hoyt was 17th in the 200 IM (2:06.25) and 200 backstroke (2:08.50) while Rogers touched 17th in the 500 free (5:08.23).

Jospeh Odierno (Deale, Md./Southern) was 17th in the 100 breaststroke (1:11.52) while Andrew Widmann (Bowie, Md./DeMatha) touched 17th in the 100 backstroke (1:06.18).

The Green Terror returns to action at Dickinson on Jan. 14. Meet time is 2 p.m.

Team Scores: 1. Washington and Lee 1022.5, 2. Franklin & Marshall 754, 3. Ramapo 460, 4. St. Mary's (Md.) 381, 5. Susquehanna 363, 6. Washington (Md.) 314.5, 7. McDaniel 175, 8. King's 44.

McDaniel Results: 200 Free Relay: 7. Bryan Nuckles, Steve Hoyt, James Eu, Jesse Mills 1:31.00, 14. Andrew Widmann, Erik Brennan, Joe Odierno, Jason Harder 1:36.97; 500 Free: 17. Patrick Rogers 5:08.23, 21. Jon Hartzel 5:14.71; 200 IM: 17. Hoyt 2:06.25, 21. Jono Leafblad 2:10.85, 25. Harder 2:14.90, 28. Odierno 2:25.35; 50 Free: 8. Nuckles 22.24, 19. Eu 23.17, 29. Widmann 25.18, 32. Brennan 27.95; 400 Medley Relay: 9. Hoyt, Eu, Leafblad, Nuckles 3:47.31, 13. Hartzel, Odierno, Harder, Mills 4:04.24; 200 Medley Relay: 10. Hartzel, Eu, Mills, Nuckles 1:42.56, 14. Brennan, Odierno, Harder, Widmann 1:56.19; 100 Butterfly: 19. Hoyt 55.72, 23. Mills 57.91, 26. Leafblad 58.13, 27. Nuckles 58.25, 29. Harder 59.34; 200 Free: 9. Rogers 1:49.89; 100 Breaststroke: 8. Eu 1:03.10, 17. Odierno 1:11.52; 100 Backstroke: 9. Hartzel 56.90, 17. Widmann 1:06.18, 20. Brennan 1:10.04; 800 Free Relay: 8. Hoyt, Eu, Nuckles, Rogers 7:33.66; 200 Backstroke: 15. Hartzel 2:06.38, 17. Hoyt 2:08.50; 100 Free: 13. Nuckles 49.75, 21. Rogers 51.02, 24. Eu 51.25, 29. Mills 53.45, 33. Widmann 56.52, 34. Odierno 57.38, 37. Brennan 1:03.57; 200 Breaststroke: 11. Leafblad 2:26.12; 200 Butterfly: 14. Harder 2:11.41; 400 Free Relay: 9. Rogers, Hartzel, Mills, Hoyt 3:27.60, 15. Odierno, Brennan, Widmann, Harder 3:53.91.

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