Men’s Swimming Falls at Merchant Marine

KING'S POINT, N.Y.-Coast Guard junior Christian Brindamour won a pair of individual events while helping the Bears to a relay victory and a second place finish in another relay. Despite the strong individual performance Merchant Marine was able to hold on for a 183.5-110.5 victory over the Bears on Saturday afternoon.

Brindamour, following an impressive mid-week performance, won both the 50- and 100-meter freestyle events with times of 20.86 and 48.02, respectively. The junior was also a part of the 400-freestyle relay team – along with senior Marco Tinari and freshmen Carl Fuhs and Elliott VanDeren – which posted the Bears' lone relay victory in a time of 3:15.80.

Coast Guard's other relay team, consisting of Brindamour, Fuhs, junior Ryan Buys, and sophomore Ben Morseth took second in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:36.48.

Freshman Aaron Overheim joined Brindamour as a multi-event winner on the afternoon, taking home top podium honors in both the 1000- and 500-freestyle with times of 10:12.27 and 4:54.92. Overheim paced a clean sweep of the top three spots in the 500-freestyle as freshmen Londen Thomas (5:00.87) and Mike Franco (5:02.03) followed in second and third. Thomas also earned a second place finish in both the 1000-freestyle (10:20.38) and 200-butterfly (2:02.10), respectively.

Thomas was followed in the 200-butterfly by junior Tim Early in a time of 2:03.34. In the 200-freestyle, Tinari and sophomore Timothy Dion placed second and third, separated by just 0.7 seconds with Tinari coming in at 1:48.28 and Dion at 1:48.98.

Fuhs and Buys each took home individual third place finishes as well. Fuhs came third in the 100-breaststroke (1:00.74) while Buys took third in the 100-butterfly (54.09).

In addition to being part of the second place 200 medley relay team, Morseth took home a first, second, and third place finish on the afternoon. Morseth won the 200 individual medley (1:59.95), came second in the 200-backstroke (2:00.23), and third in the 100 backstroke (56.16) to complete a solid day.

Coast Guard did not partake in any diving events, conceding all placing results to Merchant Marine in both the 1- and 3-meter dive.

Coast Guard returns to action on Saturday, January 25th when they host Clark at noon.

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