Clinton, N.Y. - Sophomore Radojica Pavlovic (Belgrade, Serbia) finished second in the 50- (21.63) and the 100-yard (48.34, tied) freestyle races to lead the Trinity College Bantams to fifth place in the team standings at the Hamilton College Men's Swimming and Diving Invitational this weekend. The Bantams had 1,049.5 points and were 28.5 behind fourth-placa Hamilton and over 200 better than sixth-place Potsdam State. Oswego State won the team title with 1,427 points.
Pavlovic had picked up his first runner-up finish on Friday in the 50-yard freestyle, while fellow Trinity sophomore Charlie Roth (Alexandria, Va.) added a fourth-place time of 55.33 in the 50-yard freestyle, while first-year Ryan Shaum (Tarrytown, N.Y.) was fifth in the 500-yard free, and sophomore Marco Rupp (Wolfsburg, Austria) was fifth behind Pavlovic in the 50-yard free on Friday. Trinity quartets finished fourthed in both the 200-yard medley relay and the 800-yard free relay on day one.
Roth and Schaum both came through with second-place swims today, as Roth came in second in the 100-yard butterfly at 54.24, and Schaum was second in the 400-yard IM at 4:27.96. Roth was also third in the 200-yard backstroke at 2:01.15, Schaum was third in the 1,650-yard freestyle at 17:25.15, and sophomore Jeffrey Teng placed third in the 200-yard butterfly at 2:06.89. Rupp added a pair of fifth-place finishes in the 100- and 200-yard freestyles, respectively. In relays, Trinity was third in the 200-yard free relay and the 400-yard medley relay, and fourth in the 400-yard free relay. Pavlovic was the lone Bantam in all three relays this afternoon.
"We are off to great start with 95 percent of the men's and women's teams performing season bests," said Trinity Head Coach Carlos Vega.