January 13, 2009

McDaniel opens second half with split

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Stephen Gomez (Charlottesville, Va./Albermmarle) won three times to lead McDaniel to a 61-33 victory over Elizabethtown in non-conference men’s swimming action on Tuesday.

            The Green Terror (1-3) won eight of the 11 events to defeat the Blue Jays (2-8).
            The Elizabethtown women (6-4) defeated McDaniel (0-4), 56-39.
            Gomez touched first in the 1000 freestyle (10:33.31) and 200 backstroke (2:07.88) to earn a pair of individual victories before swimming the third leg of the 400 free relay, which won with a time of 3:34.22.
            James Eu (Reston, Va./Hargrave Military Academy) added a three-win performance, teaming with Gomez in the 400 free relay after individual victories in the 100 (51.10) 200 (1:51.53) freestyle events.
            Morgan DeHart (Salisbury, Md./Wicomico), also part of the winning relay, touched first in the 200 IM with a time of 2:09.88.
            Lindsay Riley and Gretchen Geiger notched triple-win performances for the Blue Jays, who won eight events including the final seven of the meet.
            Jessica Fry (St. Mary’s, Ga./Camden County) won the 1000 free for McDaniel with a time of 11:18.88. Katie Dorian (Newtown Square, Pa./Notre Dame Academy) and Rachel Walega (Ambler, Pa./Wissahickon) added victories in the 200 (2:06.03) and 50 (26.84), respectively.
            McDaniel returns to action at home against Dickinson on Saturday. Meet time is 1 p.m.
 
Men: McDaniel 61, Elizabethtown 33
 
Event Winners: 400 Medley Relay – Elizabethtown A (Chris Miller, Dan Provence, Matt Drob, Tom Hagerty) 4:02.34; 1000 Free – Stephen Gomez (M) 10:33.31; 200 Free – James Eu (M) 1:51.53; 50 Free – Drob (E) 22.92; 200 IM – Morgan DeHart (M) 2:09.88; 200 Butterfly – Jason Harder (M) 2:11.84; 100 Free – Eu (M) 51.10; 200 Back – Gomez (M) 2:07.88; 500 Free – Miller (E) 5:08.27; 200 Breaststroke – Chris Bosco (M) 2:31.17; 400 Free Relay – McDaniel A (DeHart, Zach Norfolk, Gomez, Eu) 3:34.22.
 
Women: Elizabethtown 56, McDaniel 39
 
Event Winners:400 Medley Relay – Elizabethtown A (Lindsay Riley, Gretchen Geiger, Jenny Brizek, Stephanie Hellman) 4:20.96; 1000 Free – Jessica Fry (M) 11:18.77, 200 Free – Katie Dorian (M) 2:06.03; 50 Free – Rachel Walega (M) 26.84; 200 IM – Geiger (E) 2:23.53, 200 Butterfly – Alyssa Romasco (E) 2:32.17; 100 Free – Riley (E) 56.52; 200 Back – Courtney Kelly (E) 2:20.52; 500 Free – Emily Robinson (E) 5:36.70; 200 Breaststroke – Geiger (E) 2:30.76; 400 Free Relay – Elizabethtown A (Brizek, Kara Geiger, Hellamn, Riley) 3:54.24.
 
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