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Van Nevel wins 400 IM

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

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Paul Van Nevel (Gaithersburg, Md./Poolesville) won the 400 IM to lead McDaniel against Gettysburg in Centennial Conference (CC) men's swimming action on Wednesday.


  • The Bullets (4-0, 2-0 CC) defeated the Green Terror (0-3, 0-3 CC) by a score of 128-51.

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:

Top 10 Worthy: The following athletes achieved a mark that ranks in the program's all-time top 10:

  • Paul Van Nevel ranks seventh in the 400 IM (4:23.54).
  • Jose Pac ranks eighth in the 200 free (1:47.39) and 10th in the 100 butterfly (55.07).

For the Foes: The following Gettysburg athletes won events at the meet:

  • Jack Edelson won the 200 free (1:46.39), 100 butterfly (52.78 seconds) and 100 breaststroke (59.96 seconds).
  • Ty Dougherty won the 50 free (21.63 seconds).
  • Ogden Leyens won the 100 free (47.89 seconds).
  • Jeff Ragatz won the 100 backstroke (54.90 seconds).
  • Duncan Proxmire won the 500 free (4:58.51).
  • Jakob Hegna joined Ragatz, Dougherty and Leyens to win the 200 medley relay (1:38.65).

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