NEW LONDON, Conn. – Freshmen Casey Keenan (Westford, Vt.) and Dash Hunter (Westport, Conn.) each factored into four winning performances in their collegiate debuts to help lift the Connecticut College men's swimming team to a 163-99 victory over Middlebury in its opening dual meet of the season on Saturday afternoon.
After a power outage delayed the races for nearly two hours, Keenan captured the 100 and 200-yard backstroke events in 54.47 seconds and 2:01.72, respectively. Hunter, meanwhile, won the 100 breast in 1:00.73 and the 200 breast in 2:14.32. In addition, both student-athletes were members of the winning 200 medley relay which touched the wall in 1:38.34 and the first-place 200 free relay that notched a time of 1:29.00.
Another notable performance was made by sophomore Charlie Adl (New Canaan, Conn.). Like Keenan and Hunter, he won two individual events by finishing first in the 200 free in 1:46.16 and the 500 free in 4:53.57. Adl also anchored the victorious 200 medley relay team.
Connecticut College (1-0) will next compete trek to Wesleyan to compete for the Connecticut Cup on Saturday, Dec. 1.