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Men’s Swimming Finishes Fifth at NESCAC Championships

Men’s Swimming Finishes Fifth at NESCAC Championships

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Connecticut College men's swimming team finished fifth at the NESCAC Championships on Sunday afternoon at Bowdoin College. The Camels finished with 906.50 points at the three-day event.

Tufts won its first title by racking up 1,671 points, while Williams finished second with 1,590 points. Amherst (1,467.50), Bowdoin (976.50), Connecticut College (906.50), Bates (854.50), Middlebury (667.50), Colby (570.50), Trinity (565), Wesleyan (494) and Hamilton (376) rounded out the team standings.

Notable performances on the final day of action were made by seniors Drake Freiberg (South Glastonbury, Conn.) and George Tilneac (New York, N.Y.). Freiberg finished fourth in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:04.10, which provisionally qualified him for the NCAA Championships, and Tilneac was fourth in the 100 free by touching the wall in 45.88 seconds.

Connecticut College will now wait to see how many swimmers it will send to the NCAA Championships, which will be held in Indianapolis from March 21-24. The official announcement is scheduled to come out on Monday, March 5 at 8:00 p.m.

Team Standings (Final)

1. Tufts 1,671 points; 2. Williams 1,590 points; 3. Amherst 1,467.50 points; 4. Bowdoin 976.50 points; 5. Connecticut College 906.50 points; 6. Bates 854.50 points; 7. Middlebury 667.50 points; 8. Colby 570.50 points; 9. Trinity 565 points; 10. Wesleyan 494 points; 11. Hamilton 376 points.


Swimmer of the Year: Karl Sarier (Bowdoin)

Diver of the Year: Mitch Ryan (Bowdoin)

Rookie of the Year: Jamie Lovette (Williams)

Swimming Coach of the Year: Adam Hoyt (Tufts)

Diving Coach of the Year: Kelsey Willard (Bowdoin)

4-Year High Point Diver Award: Aaron Idelson (Tufts)

4-Year High Point Swimmer Award: Timothy Kostolansky (Williams)


NCAA "B" Cut Times

50 Free: Drake Freiberg (20.51)

50 Free: Kaison Ifill (20.51)

100 Fly: Kaison Ifill (48.73)

200 Breast: Drake Freiberg (2:04.10)

200 Free Relay: George Tilneac, Drake Freiberg, Charlie Adl, Kaison Ifill (1:21.64)


Pool Records:

100 Fly: Kaison Ifill (48.73)