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Pac wins four times in victory

Jose Pac (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Jose Pac (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
McDaniel (2-7) 124, Elizabethtown (5-4) 113
What:
Non-conference men's swimming meet
When:
Saturday, Jan. 26
Where: Elizabethtown, Pa.

THE SKINNY STORY
McDaniel won 10 events, including capping the day with a win in the 400 free relay, to defeat Elizabethtown, 124-113.

THE LEADERS
Jose Pac (Quetzaltenango, Guatemala/International American School) led the Green Terror with four wins. Individually, he touched first in the 200 free (1:48.99), 100 free (49.49 seconds) and 200 breaststroke (2:24.94).
Paul Van Nevel (Boyds, Md./Poolesville) also won three individual events. He was first to the wall in the 100 back (55.57), 200 back (2:01.04) and 400 IM (4:31.22).
Grayson Blanchard (Germantown, Md./Seneca Valley) added wins in the 50 free (23.13) and 100 fly (54.40).
Michael Brant (Wilmington, Del./Cab Calloway School of the Arts) won the 500 free (5:15.97).
• Pac, Blanchard and Van Nevel joined Zach Kiick (Gettysburg, Pa./Gettysburg Area) to assure victory with a win in the 400 free relay (3:20.31).

FOR THE FOES
• Guillaume Gourone won the 100 breast (1:04.87).
• Casey Marshall won the 200 fly (2:05.69).
• Gourone and Marshall joined Nick Petrella and Sam Hirshberg teamed to win the 400 medley relay (3:46.01).

THE REST OF THE STORY
Zach Kiick was second in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.80) and 500 free (5:19.14).
Michael Brant added a second-place finish in the 200 fly (2:09.17) and 400 IM (4:46.69).
Grayson Blanchard added a third-place finish in the 100 back (59.33 seconds).
Sam Simacek (Flower Mound, Texas/Marcus) finished third in the 200 breaststroke (2:38.36).

THE INSIDE STORY
Zach Kiick swam a personal-best time of 5:19.14 in the 500 free.

NEXT UP
McDaniel returns to action at Washington (Md.) on Saturday, Feb. 9. Meet time is 1 p.m.