February 2, 2013

Grove City downs Bethany in finale

GROVE CITY, Pa. – The Grove City College men’s swimming and diving team wrapped up the 2012-13 regular season Saturday afternoon with a 103-46 win over visiting Bethany in Presidents’ Athletic Conference dual-meet action at the James E. Longnecker Invitational.

Grove City athletes recorded the top performance in 13 events Saturday.

The quartet of freshman Nick Wargo (Cranberry Township, Pa./Seneca Valley), senior Josiah Douglas (Sayre, Pa./Sayre), senior Dan Henley (Wheaton, Ill./Cleveland, Tenn.) and freshman Dillon Irwin (Sewickley, Pa./Quaker Valley) opened the meet by winning the 200 medley relay in 1 minute, 47.81 seconds.

Junior Dave Bossert (Colorado Springs, Colo./Pine Creek) won the 400 individual medley in a time of 4:29.62 while junior E.J. Leuschner (Holland, Mich./Holland Christian) took the 200 free in 1:50.48.

Sophomore Grant Wilt (Bellefonte, Pa./Bellefonte) won the 100 breaststroke in 1:04.81 while freshman Josh Blasdell (Leesburg, Va./Homeschooled) captured the 200 butterfly (2:26.10).

Freshman Benjamin Marasco (Washington, Pa./Washington) won the 50 free (24.32) and sophomore diver Richie Klimek (Oakdale, Pa./South Fayette) prevailed in 1-meter diving with 190.20 points.

Leuschner posted the top time in the 100 free on an exhibition basis, 51.78. Wilt touched first in the 200 breaststroke (2:26.20) while Bossert did likewise in the 1650 (17:50.19).

Freshman Stephen Cratsa (Penn Hills, Pa./Penn Hills) touched first in the 100 butterfly in 58.92. Wargo, Leuschner, Henley and Bossert concluded the meet with an exhibition time of 1:35.23 in the 200 free relay.

Grove City returns to action February 13-16 when it hosts the James E. Longnecker Invitational in conjunction with the conference championships.


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