The Susquehanna Men's Swim Team had another exciting day of racing at the Gettysburg Invitational. In the end, the men took 5th place overall with 333.5 points, ahead of Johns Hopkins University. The University of Mary Washington won the meet with 860 points.
The Susquehanna men had 17 season and 6 lifetime best times during the second session of the meet on Saturday morning.
Senior Eric Lawrence finished 2nd in the 400 yard Individual Medley in a time of 4:13.86. Sophomore Ryan Prater placed 10th, scoring additional points for the team. In the 100 yard Butterfly, Ryan Rizzuto '19 finished in 13th. Next, in the 200 yard Freestyle, seniors Dave Miller and Bill Crumrine placed 7th and 11th respectively, and sophomore James Orzolek finished 12th. In the 100 yard Breaststroke, freshman Shane Sullivan finished 13th, moving him into the #7 spot on the Susquehanna Top Ten List of times in that event. Lawrence tied for 5th place in the 100 yard Backstroke in a time of 54.20. Freshmen David Grove and Owen Madden also swam very well in the event, placing 8th and 13th respectively. Grove moved to the #8 spot on the Top Ten List in the event.
The Susquehanna men wrapped up the morning session with the 800 Freestyle Relay. The A relay team of Grove, Crumrine, Lawrence and Miller came in 6th place in a time of 7:14.57. The B relay team placed 9th.
During the third and final session of the meet, the Susquehanna men had 16 season and 3 lifetime best times. In the 200 yard Freestyle Relay, the A relay team of Miller, Grove, Crumrine and Orzolek took 5th place in a time of 1:27.90. Next, Miller placed 12th, Crumrine placed 13th and Ryan Nathan '19 placed 16th in the 500 yard Freestyle. In the 200 yard Individual Medley, Lawrence placed 16th. In the final individual event of the meet, Orzolek finished 4th, Grove finished 15th and Crumrine finished 16th in the 50 yard Freestyle.
The relay team of Madden, Prater, Sean Murray '19 and Miller placed 10th.
Overall, the Susquehanna men swam very well at the Gettysburg Invitational. The coaching staff is looking forward to watching their performances later in the season.