November 16, 2013

Men’s Swimming and Diving Earns Hard-Fought Victories Against WPI and Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I.-Junior Christian Brindamour and freshman Carl Fuhs each posted a pair of individual victories to lead the Coast Guard men's swimming and diving team to wins over WPI and Providence College this afternoon at Providence. Coast Guard (5-0) narrowly edged Providence 141-136 before gaining a slightly easier victory over WPI 146-138. In the other head-to-head, match-up WPI defeated Providence 140-137.

Brindamour took home victories in both the 50 freestyle (23.98) and 100 freestyle (53.80) while Fuhs gained wins in both the 100 backstroke (1:07.96) and 200 breaststroke (2:29.96), respectively. Both individuals were part of the 200 medley relay team which captured a third place finish with a time of 1:50.77. They were joined on that team by junior Ryan Buys and sophomore Ben Morseth.

Buys won a victory in the 100 butterfly with a time of 59.67 while Morseth raced to a third place finish in the 200 backstroke in a time of 2:17.15.

Freshman Londen Thomas registered a finish in first, second, and third in three different events. He won the 800 freestyle with a time of 8:48.33, came second in the 400 freestyle with a time of 4:20.10, and posted a third place results in the 200 butterfly in a time of 2:13.64.

Sophomore Andy Anderson was the top finisher in the one-meter dive for the Bears with a finals score of 213.85, good for second place. Classmate Aaron Overheim tallied a victory in the 400 freestyle with a time of 4:16.33 while placing second in the 800 freestyle with a mark of 8:51.60.

Other notable performances for the Bears were senior Barrett Johannsen's second place finish in the 100 butterfly (1:00.40), freshman Zach Weeks' third place finish in the 200 IM (2:15.94), and freshman Elliott Vanderen's third place results in the 100 backstroke (1:09.89).

The 400 freestyle relay team of Thomas, Brindamour, senior Marco Tinari, and sophomore Timothy Dion notched a third place finish with a time of 3:40.31.

Coast Guard returns to action on Saturday, November 23rd at 1:00 pm when they take on Conn. College.

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