BLACKSBURG, Va, – The UConn men’s swimming and diving kicked off the Virginia Tech Invite on Thursday, Nov. 17, competing in 10 events.
Christopher Girg made the B-Final in the 500-yard freestyle swimming a 4:34.22 in the final, ranking 13th in the event.
Will Kearsey notched a spot in the 200-yard IM C-Final, placing 23rd in the race, logging a time of 1:52.87. Kearsey competed in the 50-yard freestyle but just missed qualifying for a spot in the finals coming in 30th with a time of 21.33.
Co-Captain James Donlevy swam well on Thursday, earning a spot in the B-Final of the 50-yard freestyle event. Donlevy took home 12th place with a time of 20.98.
Dan Kinney, Spencer Beaulieu and Kyle Kennedy all received points for the UConn team with their performances in the 1-meter event. Kinney racked up 11 points with an 8th place finish after qualifying for the A-Final scoring a 258.35. Beaulieu grabbed nine points by finishing ninth and Kennedy secured five points with his 12th place finish (233.85).
In the relays, the Huskies finished 16th and 17th in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The UConn team to finish first consisted of Mark Hunter, Cavan Smith, Matthew Dagenais and Patrick Kavanaugh. Kevin Konarski, Kyle Kimura, Andre Kuhn and Greg Dziopa were inched out by their teammates by .05 and settled for 17th.
The Huskies took 12th place in the 400-yard medley relay (3:21.29) with Kearsey, Hunter, Kimura and James Donlevy anchoring the team.
After day one, the Huskies are in sixth place in the competition with 48 points after 10 events. The host school, Virginia Tech, leads the way with 443.5 points.
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