Dudley, Mass. - The Trinity College men's swimming and diving team defeated the Clark University Cougars, 161-69, on Saturday as the team won every event they competed in during the final dual-meet of the fall semester. With the win, Trinity wraps up the fall with a 2-1 dual-meet record.
Senior captain Doug Curtin (Wayland, Mass.) led the Bantams with two individual wins, in the 200-meter IM and in the 100-yard backstroke. Curtin dominated the 200-yard IM, finishing over six seconds ahead of the second place time, while besting the field in the 100-yard backstroke also by nearly six seconds. Curtin also was the lead off for Trinity's winning 200-yard medley relay team, along with co-captain Tristan McConnell (Merion Station, Pa.) and classmates Gordon Hyduke (Malvern, Pa.) and Ethan Hunter (Westport, Conn.). Sophomore Nikola Kostic (Belgrade, Serbia) and rookie Greg Kalmiskii (St. Petersburg, Russia) also added first-place finishes for Trinity. Kostic won the 200 and 500-yard freestyle while Kalminsky won the 1000-yard freestyle and 100-yard fly.
McConnell took first in the 100-yard breast by three seconds, senior Evan Long (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) claimed the top-spot in the 50-yard free, and Hyduke added a win in the 100-yard free. Long and Kalmiskii also teamed up with Hunter and senior Tommy McNamara (Middlebury, Conn.) to win the final event of the day, the 200-yard freestyle relay.
Head Coach Carlos Vega reflected on today's meet as the team heads into the winter break. "Overall we head into finals on a positive note with a handful of season best times for both teams," said Vega. "We competed with a lot of grit and toughness today which was nice to see given the time of year and final exams looming."