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Van Nevel wins twice in 2019 opener

Paul Van Nevel (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Paul Van Nevel (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
Salisbury (4-4) 60, McDaniel (1-5) 26
What:
Non-conference men's swimming meet
When:
Sunday, Jan. 6
Where: Westminster, Md.

THE SKINNY STORY
Salisbury won eight events, including both relays, to top McDaniel, 60-26.

THE LEADERS
Paul Van Nevel (Boyds, Md./Poolesville) recorded the two lone wins for the Green Terror, touching first in the 200 IM (2:04.90) and 200 back (2:03.66).

FOR THE FOES
• Peter Moyer won the 200 free (1:50.97) and 500 free (5:06.09).
• Joshua Brown touched first in the 50 free (21.70) and 100 free (49.32).
• Jake Ryan won the 200 fly (2:04.72).
• Richie Backer, Kyle Russell and Andrew Ward joined Ryan to win the 400 medley relay (3:42.12).
• Ryan, Moyer and Brown were joined by Jeff Roman to win the 400 free relay (3:36.92).

THE REST OF THE STORY
Jose Pac (Quetzaltenango, Guatemala/International American School) placed second in the 50 free (22.25) and 100 free (49.65).
Grayson Blanchard (Germantown, Md./Seneca Valley) was second in the 200 fly (2:10.57). He also finished third in the 200 free (1:56.96).
Michael Brant (Wilmington, Del./Cab Calloway School of the Arts) finished second in the 500 free (5:22.90). He was also third in the 200 fly (2:10.81).
Zach Kiick (Gettysburg, Pa./Gettysburg Area) was third in the 200 IM (2:12.66).
Sam Simacek (Flower Mound, Texas/Marcus) was third in the 200 breaststroke (2:37.97).

THE INSIDE STORY
Zach Kiick swam a personal-best time of 2:12.66 in the 200 IM.
Mitchell Clokey (Arnold, Md./Severna Park) posted a personal-best time of 23.62 in the 50 free, swimming as exhibition.
Sam Simacek swam a personal-best time of 2:37.97 in the 200 breaststroke.

NEXT UP
McDaniel returns to action at home against Dickinson on Sunday, Jan. 20. Meet time is 1 p.m.