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Will Kearsey Shines on Day Two of Virginia Tech Invite

Co-Captain James Donlevy and the Huskies currently hold sixth place after two days
Nov. 19, 2016

BLACKSBURG, Va.  – The UConn men’s swimming and diving team completed the second day of the Virginia Tech Invite at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center. After two days, the Huskies sit in sixth place with 161 points.

Freshmen Will Kearsey had the top performance of the day from the men’s side today, swimming the 100-yard backstroke in 48.90, just missing an NCAA B qualify time, which is 48.49 for the event. The time was good for second place overall. Kearsey also competed in a couple of the relays, aiding the team in the 200-yard medley (10th) and the 800-yard freestyle (6th). Kearsey competed with Mark Hunter, Kyle Kimura and co-captain James Donlevy in the 200-yard relay (1:32.37) and was paired with Kimura, Daniel Krentsa and Girg in the 800 (6:44.83).

In the 100-yard breaststroke, two UConn swimmers ranked in the top-25. Hunter notched 18th (56.75) in the competition and teammate Greg Dziopa was 23rd, swimming in 58.35.

Another notable result came in the 200-yard freestyle, Kyle Kimura and Daniel Krenta qualified for spots in the 200-yard freestyle final. Kimura placed 12th in the B-Final (1:41.52), Krentsa finished 21st in the C-Final on Friday.

On the boards, the men picked up solid performances from Spencer Beaulieu and Dan Kinney. Beaulieu made the A-Final and grabbed eighth in the event (274.70). Kinney just missed out of the finals but settled for a ninth-place finish (263.90).



“We had another good day on the boards,” said head diving coach John Bransfield. The guys continue to progress in the right direction as we move through our season. It was great to see the guys take up two spots inside the top-10 of a deep field.”

Tomorrow marks the final day of competition in the Virginia Tech Invite, check back at for the full recap.