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Susquehanna tops McDaniel in opener

Susquehanna tops McDaniel in opener

Gomez wins 1,000 free to pace Green Terror

SELINSGROVE, Pa. - Griffin Kearney was a triple winner to lead Susquehanna to a 157-97 win over McDaniel in non-conference men's swimming action on Saturday.

Stephen Gomez (Charlottesville, Va./Albermarle) won the 1,000 freestyle in a time of 10:33.64 to lead the Green Terror (0-1) in the first meet of the season.

Kearney paced the Crusaders (1-0) with individual victories in the sprints, touching first in the 50 freestyle (22.64) and 100 freestyle (50.41). He was also part of the 200 medley relay, which won in a time of 1:43.39 to open the meet.

Colin Sullivan also won three times, joining Kearney on the relay before winning individually in the 100 and 200 breaststrokes.

Chadd Lee and James Strande rounded out the relay and added single individual wins, touching first in the 100 butterfly and 200 backstroke, respectively.

Morgan DeHart (Salisbury, Md./Wiciomico) won the 200 IM with a time of 2:16.13.

Gomez added a second victory as part of the 200 freestyle relay, joining Bryan Nuckles (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond-Suffolk Academy), Justin Gaudian (Fairfax Station, Va./Lake Braddock) and Wes Henry (Greencastle, Pa./Perkiomen). The quartet finished in a time of 1:35.91.

The Green Terror opens the Centennial Conference schedule at home against Swarthmore on Saturday. Meet time is 2 p.m.

Susquehanna 157, McDaniel 97

Event Winners: 200 Medley Relay - Susquehanna A (Chadd Lee, Colin Sullivan, James Strande, Griffin Kearney) 1:43.39; 1000 Freestyle - Stephen Gomez (M) 10:33.64; 200 Freestyle - Taylor Cole (S) 1:50.71; 100 Backstroke - Lee (S) 58.09; 100 Breaststroke - Sullivan (S) 1:02.69; 200 Butterfly - Alex Willcox (S) 2:05.54; 50 Freestyle - Kearney (S) 22.64; 100 Freestyle - Kearney (S) 50.41; 200 Backstroke - Strande (S) 2:07.47; 200 Breaststroke - Sullivan (S) 2:21.08; 500 Freestyle - Cole (S) 5:10.31; 100 Butterfly - Lee (S) 55.56; 200 IM - Morgan DeHart (M) 2:16.13*; 200 Freestyle Relay - McDaniel A (Bryan Nuckles, Gomez, Justin Gaudian, Wes Henry) 1:35.91*.

* Susquehanna swam events as exhibition.