Rookies Rally Trinity Men's Swimming And Diving To Season-Opening Road Win At Hamilton

Rookies Rally Trinity Men's Swimming And Diving To Season-Opening Road Win At Hamilton

Clinton, N.Y. - First-years Liam Egan (Rye, N.Y.) and Greg Kalmiskii (St. Petersburg, Russia) won three events apiece to lead the visiting Trinity College Bantams to a season-opening 152-136 victory over the Hamilton College Continentals in a men's swimming and diving dual meet this afternoon.  Trinity had lost to the Continentals by 42 points last season for a 58-point swing.  Twelve of 15 Bantams scored points with 11 firsts in 16 races.  Trinity hosts Bates in its home opener tomorrow at noon, which will be immediately preceded by a Team IMPACT ceremony where a new team member will officially join the Bantam squad.

"Overall I am incredibly proud of how our team competed today," said Trinity Head Coach Carlos Vega. "A meet this close comes down to the last few events and we learned just how tough are team is down the stretch."

Egan swept the sprint freestyle and won the 100-yard butterfly, while Kalminskii won both backstroke races and the 200-yard IM.  Bantam sophomore Nikola Kostic (Belgrade, Serbia) won the 500- and 1,000-yard freestyle races distance events (1000 and 500) and rookie George Kapanadze (London, England) won the 200-yard fly. 

Trinity also swept the relays, taking the 200-yard medley by 2.74 seconds at 1:38.85 and the 400-yard freestyle relay by 3.24 seconds at 3:17.90.  Kalmiskii ran the first leg of the 200-yard medley relay and Egan was the first swimmer in the 400-yard free relay.

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