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Van Nevel records pair of wins

Paul Van Nevel (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Paul Van Nevel (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

LANCASTER, Pa. – Paul Van Nevel (Gaithersburg, Md./Poolesville) won twice to lead McDaniel at Franklin & Marshall in Centennial Conference (CC) men's swimming action on Friday.


  • The Diplomats (3-3, 2-1 CC) defeated the Green Terror (3-6, 0-5 CC) by a score of 98-80.

Head of the Class: The following athletes won multiple events at the meet:

  • Individually, Paul Van Nevel won the 200 backstroke (1:59.47). He was also part of the 200 free relay victory (1:35.24).

Striking Gold: The following athletes won a single event at the meet:

Precious Metal: The following athletes finished second or third in an event at the meet:

  • Paul Van Nevel finished second in the 200 free (1:50.64).
  • Grayson Blanchard (Germantown, Md./Seneca Valley) finished second in the 500 free (5:14.98).
  • Sam Simacek was second in the 200 breaststroke (2:41.39).
  • Andrew Gottfried finished third in the 400 IM (4:26.36).
  • Brandon Loehmer finished third in the 200 free (1:52.94).
  • Adam Halmy (Shenandoah, Texas/College Park) finished third in the 200 backstroke (1:59.69).
  • Jeremy Simon (Melville, N.Y./Half Hollow Hills East) was third in the 200 breaststroke (2:55.41).

For the Foes: The following Franklin & Marshall athletes won events at the meet:

  • Reed Perry won the 200 free (1:50.30).
  • Eric Dietrich-Peterson won the 50 free (22.43).
  • Eric Lang won the 400 IM (4:24.22).
  • Danny Sanders won the 100 free (50.21).
  • Reeves Connolly won the 500 free (5:11.54).
  • Timothy Gould joined Lang, Dietrich-Peterson and Sanders to win the 200 medley relay (1:38.95).

Next Up: The Green Terror returns to action at Elizabethtown on Saturday. Meet time is 1 p.m.