Three School Records Also Fall for Shoremen
GETTYSBURG, PA -- Freshman Greg Lee (Haddonfield, NJ/Haddonfield Memorial) medaled in both butterfly events and three school records fell as the Washington College swim team competed in the Centennial Conference Championships Friday, yesterday, and today, at Gettysburg College. The Shoremen finished sixth of seven teams in the final team standings.
Lee won a silver medal in the 100 butterfly in 51.50 after swimming a Washington College season-best time of 50.98 in the preliminaries, missing the school record by three one-hundredths of a second. He took bronze in the 200 butterfly in a WC season-best 1:56.05, becoming the Shoremen's second-fastest swimmer ever in that event. In the 200 individual medley, Lee took fifth in a WC season-best 1:57.82 to become the Shoremen's third-fastest swimmer ever in that event. He also led off the 200 freestyle relay with a WC season-best 21.63 50-freestyle time to become the Shoremen's fourth-fastest swimmer ever in the 50 freestyle and led off the 400 freestyle relay with a WC season-best 48.29 100-freestyle time to become the Shoremen's fifth-fastest swimmer ever in the 100 freestyle.
Freshman Austin Yocum (Lebanon, PA/Cedar Crest) placed fifth in the 1650 freestyle in a WC season-best 16:59.76 to become the Shoremen's second-fastest swimmer ever in the event. He broke the school record in the 500 freestyle with his 11th-place time of 4:49.00 and he added a 14th-place finish in the 200 freestyle in a WC season-best 1:47.07 to become the Shoremen's fifth-fastest swimmer ever in that event.
Freshman James Ray (Lutherville, MD/Towson) broke the school record in the 100 backstroke by leading off the 400 medley relay in 53.93. In the actual 100 backstroke event, Ray was ninth in 55.05. He was 11th in the 200 backstroke in a WC season-best 2:01.32 to become the Shoremen's seventh-fastest swimmer ever in that event. He placed 16th in the 50 freestyle in 22.35.
Ray, senior Austin Auger (McLean, VA/Langley), Lee, and Yocum broke a 14 year-old school record in the 200 medley relay by finishing fourth in 1:36.52.
Auger placed fifth in the 100 breaststroke in a WC season-best 1:00.12 and was ninth in the 200 breaststroke in a WC season-best 2:13.32 to become the Shoremen's third-fastest swimmer ever in that event.
Senior Johnny Helenek (Gaithersburg, MD/Gaithersbiurg) placed seventh in the 200 breaststroke in 2:15.98 and became the Shoremen's sixth-fastest swimmer ever in the 100 breaststroke by placing 11th in 1:01.47.
Sophomore Tad Derrick (Virginia Beach, VA/First Colonial) placed 16th in the 1650 freestyle (18:06.94) and 14th in the 400 individual medley (4:32.25). His time in the 1650 freestyle made him the Shoremen's 10th-fastest swimmer ever in that event. Sophomore Robert Mix (Downingtown, PA/Downingtown East) placed 14th in the 1650 freestyle in 17:45.81 to become the Shoremen's seventh-fastest swimmer ever in that event. Sophomore Daniel Seidleck (Crofton, MD/DeMatha Catholic) took 15th in the 100 backstroke in 1:01.17, while junior Robert Homer (Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill West) was 16th in the same event in 1:01.27. Freshman Steven Bilinski (Swarthmore, PA/Strath Haven) became the Shoremen's eighth-fastest swimmer ever in the 200 butterfly with a17th-place time of 2:06.38 in the preliminaries.
Two other Shoremen relays finished in the top five. Lee, Ray, Bilinski, and Yocum were fifth in the 200 freestyle relay in a WC season-best 1:27.70. Ray, Auger, Lee, and Yocum were 5th in the 400 medley relay in a WC season-best 3:32.16.