January 24, 2009
Denison tops Grove City
GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College men's swimming and diving team fell to 8-2 overall Saturday afternoon with a 162-120 setback against visiting Denison University in a non-conference dual meet at the Grove City College Pool.
Senior Caleb Courage (Shippensburg, Pa./Shippensburg) earned a pair of victories for Grove City. He won the 100 free in 45.68 seconds, then won the 100 butterfly in 51.39 seconds. Courage provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 100 free. He also surpassed a "B" standard in the 200 free with a time of 1:42.70, which earned him second place Saturday.
Senior Tim Whitbeck (Saegertown, Pa./Saegertown) won the 50 free in 20.97 seconds. That time provisionally qualifies Whitbeck for the NCAA meet.
Whitbeck, Coruage, senior Peter Larsen (Federal Way, Wash./Tacoma Baptist) and freshman Kirk Gagliardo (Wadsworth, Ill./Warren Township) closed the meet by taking second in the 400 free relay with a "B" qualifying time of 3:05.45.
Grove City will conclude Presidents' Athletic Conference action Tuesday night against Westminster at 6 p.m.
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