November 8, 2013

W&L Men's Swimming Cruises Past H-SC, 109-65

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's swim team cruised to a 109-65 victory over Hampden-Sydney in the first meet between the two teams at Cy Twombly Pool on Friday night.

The men started out strong, taking first place in the 400 medley relay when Matthew Hesser (Midlothian, Va. / Governor's School), David Ireland (Dayton, Ohio / Oakwood), Thomas Ferguson (Midlothian, Va. / Trinity Episcopal) and Andrew Botelho (Huntersville, N.C. / William Amos Hough) teamed up to touch the wall in a time of 3:45.60.

In the 1000 free, the Generals took the top-three spots, with Alex Cram (Columbia, S.C. / Irmo) finishing first (10:58.20), Jake Burns (Greensboro, N.C. / Greensboro Day) coming in second (11:13.49) and Cole Schott (Nashville, Tenn. / Hume-Fogg Academic) placing third (11:14.60).

Jamie Hayes (Chattanooga, Tenn. / McCallie School) picked up his first top finish in the 200 free, clocking in at 1:54.17, while Matt Kiser (Dunwoody, Ga. / Dunwoody) and Nelson Helm (Salem, Va. / Salem) placed second and third, respectively. Harris Pritchard (Houston, Texas / Memorial) proved to be the fastest sprinter of the night, taking first-place in the 50 free in a time of 22.83.

Hesser also picked up a first place individual finish in the 100 fly (54.44), while Botelho placed first in the 100 free in a time of 49.48.

First-year Trenten Babcock (Belmont, Mich. / Rockford) was the only General to place in the 100 back, clocking in at 58.05. He was also the only swimmer under one minute.

The men will be back in action on November 16th, when they travel to Carnegie Mellon to swim against the Tartans and the Allegheny Gators. Action is set to start at 11:30 am.

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