Hoyt has three-win night

Stephen Hoyt  2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Stephen Hoyt 2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel touched first in nine of the 11 events as part of a 56-37 victory over Elizabethtown in non-conference men's swimming action on Wednesday.

Stephen Hoyt (Glastonbury, Conn./Glastonbury) led the Green Terror (2-7) with three victories on the night while four others added two-win outings.

Ryan Hannon was part of both victories for the Blue Jays (3-7), including an individual win in the 100 backstroke.

Hoyt opened the night as the leadoff leg in the 200 medley relay. He combined with James Eu (Reston, Va./Hargrave Military Academy), Jesse Mills (Catonsville, Md./Mt. St. Joseph) and Bryan Nuckles (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond-Suffolk Academy) for a time of 1:42.76, which ranks sixth all-time.

Hoyt added a victory in the 100 butterfly with a time of 55.84 and also touched first in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:14.29.

Eu, Nuckles and Mills each added a second wins. Eu touched first in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:56.64, edging Elizabethtown's Andrew Malik by 0.23 seconds in the final stretch, one event before Nuckles won the 50 freestyle with a time of 21.66.

Mills made it a second close victory, outstretching Malik in the 100 freestyle to win by 0.30 seconds with a time of 53.29.

Jono Leafblad (Garnee, Ill./Warren Twp.) added two individual wins. He was first in the 200 IM with a time of 2:11.72 before winning the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:06.64.

Patrick Rogers (Landisville, Pa./Hempfield) rounded out the McDaniel winners, taking the 1000 free in a time of 10:41.94.

Hannon won the backstroke in a time of 58.19, edging Nuckles by 0.15 seconds, before teaming with Malik, Michael Rentschler and Nathaniel Vanderweff for a victory in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:36.50.

Jason Harder (Philadelphia, Pa./Pennington) was second in the 100 butterfly with a time of 58.16.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against Washington (Md.) on Saturday, Feb. 4. Meet time is 1 p.m.

McDaniel 56, Elizabethtown 37

Event Winners: 200 Medley Relay – McDaniel A (Stephen Hoyt, James Eu, Jesse Mills, Bryan Nuckles) 1:42.76; 1000 Free – Patrick Rogers (M) 10:41.94, 200 Freestyle – Eu (M) 1:56.64; 50 Freestyle – Nuckles (M) 21.66; 200 IM – Jono Leafblad (M) 2:11.72; 100 Butterfly – Hoyt (M) 55.84; 100 Freestyle – Mills (M) 53.29; 100 Backstroke – Ryan Hannon (E) 58.19; 500 Freestyle – Hoyt (M) 5:14.29; 100 Breaststroke – Leafblad (M) 1:06.64; 200 Freestyle Relay – Elizabethtown A (Andrew Malik, Hannon, Michael Rentschler, Nathaniel Vanderwerff) 1:36.50.