Davidson Men Swim to Win Over ODU Monarchs
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson junior Crossan Cooper swam to first in two events, including what was essentially the clincher in the 200-yard individual medley, as the Wildcat men defeated Old Dominion 139.5-122.5 at Cannon Pool Saturday afternoon.
Cooper’s 1:55.54 in the 200 IM secured the Wildcats’ third victory in what coach John Young saw as five toss-up events.
“It was still an open result until Crossan grabbed the last of those events, giving the men three of five, with a thrilling 200 IM victory in the last individual event,” said Young.
Cooper also won the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:41.28 and finished 0.34 second behind teammate Thacher Scannell’s winning pace (9:41.58) in the 1,000 free. The 1-2 finish marked one of four events in which the Wildcats had at least the top two finishers, as Scannell followed behind Cooper in the 500 free. Davidson had the top three finishers in the 200 free and 100 backstroke, securing 16 points in each. Walter Dauksher won the 200 free (1:41.47), while Kevin Andrews won the 100 back (52.14).
Owen Corkery touched the wall first in the 200 backstroke (1:52.84).
The men’s win was part of a sweep for the Wildcats, as the women defeated Old Dominion as well.
“The team was great today,” said Young. “Knowing that both teams matched up well with ODU, I was impressed with the way the Wildcats asserted themselves early and refused to relinquish momentum.”
Davidson heads to Lewisburg, Pa., for the Bucknell Invitational Nov. 16-18.