Men’s Swimming and Diving Tested Against Queens
DAVIDSON — A tough test right out of the gates and an early-season measuring stick.
That’s what Davidson swimming coach John Young wanted for his Wildcat men in their season debut, and Saturday’s matchup with five-time Division II national champion Queens proved to be just that in Cannon Pool, as the Royals posted a 153-65 win.
Owen Corkery swam to second in the 200 backstroke (1:56.31) and the 400 medley relay team of Kevin Andrews, Will Tabor, Alex Strasser and Hynes (3:33.94) also placed second. Davidson took second and third in the 200 freestyle relay as the quartet of Hentenaar, Kilian Quinn, Andrews and McLaren posted a 1:25.76, and Jacob Jung, Patrick Kelly, Griffen Younger and Strasser touched the wall in 1:29.63.
Third-place finishes were turned in by Quinn in the 50 free (21.93), Kelly in the 200 individual medley (1:59.15), Hynes in the 100 free (48.33) and Drake Wielar in the 200 breaststroke (2:15.18).
The Wildcats picked up additional points in diving, as Daniel Valmassei and Drew Sheldon scored 309.85 and 291.05 in the 1-meter competition. In the 3-meter, Valmassei totaled 300.60 and Sheldon 250.05.