February 13, 2014

Grove City owns lead after first night

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College men's swimming and diving team owns first place after the first night of competition in the Wolverines' James E. Longnecker Invitational/Presidents' Athletic Conference Championships. Thursday night at the James E. Longnecker Pool, Grove City accumulated 217 team points in six events. The Wolverines own a 19-point lead over second-place Westminster (198 points). Washington & Jefferson is third with 161 points.

Grove City opened Thursday night's finals by winning the 200 free relay in 1 minute, 24.91 seconds. The quartet of freshman Drew Nosbisch (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway), senior C.P. Dehli (Moneta, Va./Staunton River), junior Caleb McKusick (Waconia, Minn./Homeschooled) and sophomore Jordan Dehli (Moneta, Va./Staunton River) combined for the victory.

Grove City closed Thursday's session by then taking second in the 400 medley relay. McKusick, sophomore Jim Bossert (Colorado Springs, Colo./Pine Creek), senior Louis Gabriele (Mahwah, N.J./Don Bosco Prep) and junior Ben Satre (Hockessin, Del./Homeschooled) combined for a runner-up time of 3:29.96.

Freshman Jeremy Kim (Frederick, Md./New Life Christian) paced Grove City individually by taking second in the 500 free with a school-record time of 4:39.76. Nosbisch placed third in the 500 (4:43.98) and senior Dave Bossert (Colorado Springs, Colo./Pine Creek) captured fifth in the 500 (4:52.21).

Gabriele took third in the 200 individual medley (1:57.25) and Jim Bossert placed fourth in that event with a time of 1:57.47.

Friday's preliminaries begin at 10 a.m. The finals start at 6 p.m.

Preliminaries Results            Finals Results

Team Scores
1. Grove City College                217   2. Westminster College               198
3. Washington & Jefferson College    161   4. Saint Vincent College             137
5. Penn State Behrend                 98   6. Penn State Altoona                 76
7. Bethany College                    71   8. Univ of Pittsburgh at Bradford     57
9. Cabrini College                    35 

Go back to Wolverine Swimming and Diving Home Page