Feb. 1, 2014
STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut men’s swimming and diving team remained perfect in head-to-head competitions Saturday, defeating Dartmouth 152.5-147.5 to improve to 5-0 on the season.
UConn was led by freshman standout Chris Girg (Burbach, Germany), who won two races and tied for first place in another one. Girg finished first in the 200-yard freestyle (1:41.81) and in the 200-yard butterfly (1:51.47) to pace the Huskies early on in the meet. In the 500-yard freestyle, Girg tied Dartmouth’s Jun Oh for first place with a time of 4:30.97. Sophomore swimmer Mike Lennon (Williston Park, N.Y.) finished second behind the two, swimming the race in 4:40.29.
Junior Felix Samuels (London, England) also had a big day for the Huskies, winning the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 46.41 and finishing second in both the 50-yard freestyle (21.31) and 200-yard medley relay (1:33.00). Samuels was also a part the UConn relay team of freshman James Donlevy (Lake Grove, N.Y.) and seniors Sean Battle (Allison Park, Pa..) and Keith Piper (Naperville, Ill.) that won the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:03.90.
“This was a very good win for the men and it gives them a shot at an undefeated season heading into the last dual meet with Colgate,” UConn swimming coach Bob Goldberg said.
Sophomore diver John Brice (Bala Cynwood, Pa.) was sensational for the Huskies Saturday, winning the 3-meter with a score of 339.15 and the 1-meter after scoring 324.52 points in the event. Senior Anthony Cortright (Wallingford, Conn.) finished second in the 3-meter (333.52) and third in the 1-meter (283.34).
The Huskies return to the pool tomorrow when they face Colgate. Eight seniors will be honored before the meet, which is set to start at 12 p.m. in the Wolff-Zackin Natatorium.