Bears Beat Wheaton in Home Opener

Mike Franco
Mike Franco

NEW LONDON, Conn. – Senior Mike Franco won a pair of events leading Coast Guard to a 163-125 win over Wheaton.

Franco won the 200 freestyle (1:47.74) and the 500 freestyle (4:50.44) to lead the Bears, who improve to 2-0 on the young season.

Also for Coast Guard, sophomore Taylor Rowe won the 1,000 freestyle (10:04.41), sophomore Patrick Jackson won the 100 backstroke (54.41), sophomore Chasse Sodemann won the 100 breaststroke (57.79), junior Ross Garrett won the 200 butterfly (1:59.48) and sophomore Dan Moreno won the 200 breaststroke (2:12.90).

Will French won both the 1-meter (273.30) and the 3-meter diving event ( 238.80) for the Bears.

The Bears 200 medley relay team of Jackson, Sodemann, Garrett and Brandon Ledford won in 1:36.30.

Coast Guard is back in action on Nov. 12th when they host WPI at noon.

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