Allen wins four times to open 2014 with victory

Justin Allen (c) 2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

SALISBURY, Md. – McDaniel won 10 of the 14 events to key a 133-129 victory over Salisbury in non-conference men's swimming action on Sunday.

Justin Allen (Ashburn, Va./Broad Run) led the Green Terror (1-6) to its first victory of the season with a four-win outing.

Three different individuals recorded individual victories for the Sea Gulls (2-6), including William Gough, Christopher Franklin and Okan Eyigor. The trio joined Rich Ambrose to take the 200-meter freestyle relay in a time of 1:43.51.

Gough won the 50 breaststroke (34.59 seconds) while Franklin took the 50 freestyle (25.21) and Eyigor won the 100 backstroke (1:01.72).

Swimming in a pool measured in meters for the only time this season, Allen joined Brad Brooks (Newark, Del./Charter School of Wilmington), Stevie Hoyt (Glastonbury, Conn./Glastonbury) and Patrick Rogers (Landisville, Pa./Hempfield) to open the meet with a victory in the 200-meter medley relay with a combined time of 1:54.58. Brooks, Hoyt and Rogers each added two more individual wins to finish with three-win days.

Individually, Allen touched first in the 800 freestyle (9:33.32), 100 breaststroke (1:10.84) and 200 IM (2:21.14).

Brooks was victorious in the 100 butterfly (1:02.97) and 400 freestyle (4:06.60).

Rogers won the 200 freestyle (2:04.39) and 100 freestyle (57.14 seconds) while Hoyt took first in the 50 backstroke (30.18) and 50 butterfly (27.85).

Hoyt touched second in the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.83 seconds while Brooks was second in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:02.13. Rogers was second to Brooks in the 400 free (4:37.05).

Brian Austin (Turlock, Calif./J.H. Pitman) added a second-place finish in the 800 free with a time of 9:50.97.

Joe Odierno (Deale, Md./Southern) rounded out second-place finishes, placing runner-up in the 100 breaststroke (1:19.74).

The Green Terror returns to action at Dickinson on Saturday, Jan. 18. Meet time is 1 p.m.

McDaniel 133, Salisbury 129

Event Winners: 200 Medley Relay – McDaniel A (Brad Brooks, Justin Allen, Stevie Hoyt, Patrick Rogers) 1:54.58; 800 Freestyle – Allen (M) 9:33.32; 200 Freestyle – Rogers (M) 2:04.39; 50 Backstroke – Hoyt (M) 30.18; 50 Breaststroke – William Gough (S) 34.59; 100 Butterfly – Brooks (M) 1:02.97; 50 Freestyle – Christopher Franklin (S) 25.21; 100 Freestyle – Rogers (M) 57.14; 100 Backstroke – Okan Eyigor (S) 1:01.72; 100 Breaststroke – Allen (M) 1:10.84; 400 Freestyle – Brooks (M) 4:06.60; 50 Butterfly – Hoyt (M) 27.85; 200 IM – Allen (M) 2:21.14; 200 Freestyle Relay – Salisbury A (Rich Ambrose, Eyigor, Franklin, Gough) 1:43.51.

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