Shoremen Break 4 Records, Win 7 Medals at Centennial Conference Championships

Shoremen Break 4 Records, Win 7 Medals at Centennial Conference Championships

Mackenzie Earns Five Total Medals as Shoremen Place Fifth Overall

LANCASTER, Pa. — Junior Kevin Mackenzie (Silver Spring, Md./St. John's College H.S. [D.C.]) won two individual and three relay medals as the Washington College men's swim team finished with school records in four events and seven medals in a fifth-place finish at the 2017 Centennial Conference Championships held Friday, yesterday, and today at Franklin & Marshall.

2017 Centennial Conference Championships

Medal Winners
- Mackenzie won silver in the 100 breaststroke in a school-record and NCAA Division III Championship provisional qualifying time of 56.63. He won the bronze in the 100 freestyle in a school-record time of 46.40. Individually, he was also sixth in the 50 freestyle in 21.42.
- Mackenzie swam the breaststroke leg of the silver medal-winning 200 medley relay team, which finished in a school-record time of 1:33.60. He was joined by Pat Elliott, Aidan Sullivan, and Cody Weiler. Mackenzie swam the anchor leg of the bronze medal-winning 400 freestyle relay team, which finished in a school-record time of 3:07.88. He was joined on that relay team by Weiler, Sullivan, and Finny Dorsch. Mackenzie also swam the anchor leg of the bronze medal-winning 200 freestyle relay team, which finished in a Washington College season-best time of 1:25.22. He was joined on that relay team by Weiler, Sullivan, and Karl Melchior.
- Sullivan won bronze in the 200 individual medley in a Washington College season-best time of 1:54.02, becoming the Shoremen's second-fastest swimmer ever in that event. He just missed a medal in the 100 butterfly, placing fourth in a Washington College season-best time of 51.29, becoming the Shoremen's third-fastest swimmer ever in that event. He was fifth in the 100 freestyle in 47.01 after swimming a 46.85 in the preliminaries to become the Shoremen's fourth-fastest swimmer ever in that event. He also led off the 800 freestyle relay with a WC season-best 1:42.87 200 freestyle, becoming the Shoremen's third-fastest 200 freestyle swimmer ever.
- Brendan Jones won bronze in the 400 individual medley in a WC season-best 4:07.57 to become the Shoremen's fourth-fastest swimmer ever in that event. He was ninth in the 200 butterfly in a WC season-best 1:56.15 to become the Shoremen's fifth-fastest swimmer ever in that event. In the 500 freestyle, he finished 11th in 4:45.72 to become the Shoremen's second-fastest swimmer ever in that event. He also led off the Shoremen's 800 freestyle "B" relay with a 1:46.57 200 freestyle to become the Shoremen's eighth-fastest 200 freestyle swimmer ever.

Other Top Performers
- Weiler was fourth in the 50 freestyle in a WC season-best 21.21. He was was eighth in the 100 backstroke in 53.53 after swimming a WC season-best 53.03 in the preliminaries. He was 12th in the 100 freestyle in 47.82.
- Elliott placed seventh in the 200 freestyle in 1:44.44, swimming a WC season-best 1:43.63 in the preliminaries. He was also seventh in the 1650 freestyle in a WC season-best 16:29.95. He took eighth in the 500 freestyle in 4:45.72 after swimming a WC season-best 4:42.76 in the preliminaries. He also led off the Shoremen's 400 freestyle "B" relay with a 47.77 100 freestyle split to become the Shoremen's 10th-fastest swimmer ever in the 100 freestyle.
- Cummings 8th 100 fly 52.56; 10th 200 fly 1:57.62
- Teague Sauter was ninth in the 200 breaststroke in a WC season-best 2:09.68, bettering his own standard as the Shoremen's fourth-fastest swimmer ever. He was 13th in the 100 breaststroke in 1:00.06 after swimming a 59.74 in the preliminaries the become the Shoremen's fifth-fastest swimmer ever in that event. He was 15th in the 200 individual medley in 2:00.14 after swimming a 1:58.78 in the preliminaries to become the Shoremen's eighth-fastest swimmer ever in that event.
- Brent Hochstein finished 11th in the 400 individual medley in 4:16.56
- Melchior was 14th in the 50 freestyle in 21.87.
- Dorsch placed 15th in 100 freestyle in 47.96.
- Danny Furman placed 15th in the 200 butterfly in 2:00.69.
- Dave Rovansek became the Shoremen's seventh-fastest swimmer ever in the 500 freestyle with his preliminary time of 4:51.41, the 18th-fastest at the meet.
- Sullivan, Rovansek, Jason Mercando, and Elliott were fifth in the 800 freestyle relay in a WC season-best 7:02.31. Elliott, Mackenzie, Cummings, and Weiler were sixth in the 400 medley relay in a WC season-best 3:30.35.

Notes
- Swarthmore won the championship with 720 total points. Gettysburg was second with 600, Ursinus third with 583, and Franklin & Marshall fourth with 492. The Shoremen finished with 434 points, while Dickinson was sixth with 420 and McDaniel seventh with 216.
- Mackenzie will now wait until the evening of Monday, February 27th, for the official selections to the NCAA Division III Championships to be announced to see if his record time in the 100 breaststroke will prove to be fast enough for qualification. This year's championships will be held March 15th-18th in Shenandoah, Texas.

Shoremen Silver Medals
Elliott/Mackenzie/Sullivan/Weiler - 200 medley relay - 1:33.60
Mackenzie - 100 breaststroke - 56.63

Shoremen Bronze Medals
Weiler/Sullivan/Melchior/Mackenzie - 200 freestyle relay - 1:25.22
Sullivan - 200 individual medley - 1:54.02
Jones - 400 individual medley - 4:07.57
Mackenzie - 100 freestyle - 46.40
Weiler/Sullivan/Dorsch/Mackenzie - 400 freestyle relay - 3:07.88