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Day One in the Books at Princeton Invite

Matthew Degenais finished sixth in the 200-yard IM
Nov. 12, 2016

PRINCETON, N.J – Day one of the Big Al Open, Princeton Invitational, is in the books for the men’s swimming and diving team.

Senior Christopher Girg (Burbach, Germany) finished in third-place in the 500-yard freestyle, in a time of 4:35.21.

William Kearsey also picked up a top-three finish, placing third in the 200-yard IM (1:53.89). Mark Hunter (1:55.08) and Matthew Degenais (1:56.76) also swam well in the event, taking sixth and seventh overall.

In the 50-yard freestyle captain James Donlevy (Lake Grove, N.Y.) was the top UConn swimmer, taking seventh in the event with a time of 21.14.

The men’s 400-yard medley relay team performed well, notching a third-place finish. The team consisted of Kearsey, Hunter, Donlevy and  junior Kyle Kimura (3:25.59).

On the diving side, Dan Kinney (Havertown, Pa.) scored a 270.10 on the 1-meter springboard, taking the fourth place in the event. Teammates Spencer Beaulieu finished in seventh-place, while freshmen Kyle Kennedy collected a ninth-place finish

“Our divers  on the men’s side competed in the 1-meter springboard,” said head diving coach John Bransfield. “Dan Kinney was our top finisher and our three divers all were inside the top-10. The guys will be back at it tomorrow competing in the 3-meter event.”

Action resumes tomorrow at Princeton University. Check back for full results on