Duryea Breaks Record As Bears Beat Rival Merchant Marine
NEW LONDON, Conn.— Derrian Duryea broke the pool record in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 57.75 leading Coast Guard to a 178-121 win over rival Merchant Marine Academy.
Duryea also won the 200 breaststroke (2:09.49) and was part of the winning 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay team.
Coast Guard improves to 7-2 on the season while handing Merchant Marine its first dual meet loss of the season as they drop to 6-1. The win coupled with the women's win over the Mariners this afternoon, gives Coast Guard a 4-3 lead in the Superintendent's Trophy standings vs. the Merchant Marine Academy this season.
The Bears had three more double winners as Marco Tinari won the 500 freestyle (4:54.28) and the 1,000 freestyle (10:02.25), Christian Brindamour won the 50 freestyle (21.14) and the 100 freestyle (47.41) while Andy Anderson won the 1-meter diving with 264.67 points and the 3-meter competition with 249.75 points.
Ben Morseth was second in the 100 backstroke (56.00), the 200 backstroke (2:00.80) and the 200 IM (2:01.79), Nick Poehler placed second in the 500 freestyle (4:54.29) and the 1,000 freestyle (10:03.66), Alex Dona was second in the 200 freestyle (1:47.94) and Ryan Buys was second in the 100 butterfly (54.00)
The Bears 200 medley relay team of Brindamour, Duryea, Buys and Smit won with a time of 1:36.89 while the 400 freestyle relay team of Dona, Adam Hoburg, Brindamour and Duryea won with a time of 3:11.57.