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Blanchard wins 50 free

Grayson Blanchard (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Grayson Blanchard (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
Washington (Md.) (3-8, 1-5 CC) 124, McDaniel (2-8, 0-6 CC) 48
What:
Centennial Conference (CC) men's swimming meet
When:
Saturday, Feb. 9
Where: Chestertown, Md.

THE SKINNY STORY
Washington touched first in 10 of the 11 events to defeat McDaniel, 124-48.

THE LEADERS
Grayson Blanchard (Germantown, Md./Seneca Valley) recorded the Green Terror's lone win of the day, touching first in the 50 free (22.54 seconds).

FOR THE FOES
• Nate Braddock won the 200 free (1:49.34) and 500 free (4:56.21).
• Brett Edwards won the 100 free (11:03.01).
• Aiden Sullivan touched first in the 100 IM (55.41).
• Joe Bozzi was first to the wall in the 100 fly (54.02).
• Brendan Jones won the 100 free (50.39).
• Andrew Feeley was victorious in the 200 back (1:58.36).
• Feeley and Sullivan joined Teague Sauter and Seth Wrigley to win the 200 medley relay (1:40.60).

THE REST OF THE STORY
Grayson Blanchard added a second-place finish in the 100 fly (54.19).
Paul Van Nevel (Boyds, Md./Poolesville) was second in the 50 free with a personal-best time of 23.32 seconds. He was also second in the 500 free, posting the No. 9 time in program history (5:00.55).
Sam Simacek (Flower Mound, Texas/Marcus) finished second in the 100 free (53.46).
Zach Kiick (Gettysburg, Pa./Gettysburg Area) finished third in the 200 free (1:52.29) and 100 breaststroke (1:06.45).
Mitchell Clokey (Arnold, Md./Severna Park) was third in the 100 free (54.41).

THE INSIDE STORY
• Nikolas Schobitz swam a personal-best time of 2:18.82 in the 200 free.

NEXT UP
McDaniel returns to action at the Centennial Conference Championship on Thursday, Feb. 21-Sunday, Feb. 24 at Gettysburg. Action begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday.