February 14, 2014

Grove City extends lead

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College men's swimming and diving team extended its lead to 71 points at the College's James E. Longnecker Invitational/Presidents' Athletic Conference Championships Friday night during the second night of competition in the three-day event. Grove City now has 520 team points while second place Westminster has 449 points. Washington & Jefferson sits third with 322 points.

Grove City bookended Friday night's finals by taking second in both relay events. The quartet of sophomore Jim Bossert (Colorado Springs, Colo./Pine Creek), senior Louis Gabriele (Mahwah, N.J./Don Bosco Prep), freshman Drew Nosbisch (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway) and junior Caleb McKusick (Waconia, Minn./Homeschooled) opened the session by posting a runner-up time of 1 minute, 35.15 seconds in the 200 medley relay.

Bossert, Nosbisch, freshman Jeremy Kim (Frederick, Md./New Life Christian) and senior E.J. Leuschner (Holland, Mich./Holland Christian) closed Friday's action by earning second place in the 800 free relay with a time of 7:01.51.

Gabriele also took second in the 100 breaststroke (58.52) while Nosbisch placed second in the 100 butterfly with a time of 52.03 seconds. Junior Ben Satre (Hockessin, Del./Homeschooled) finished third in the 100 fly (52.07), one spot ahead of senior C.P. Dehli (Moneta, Va./Staunton River). Dehli recorded a fourth-place time of 52.54.

Kim captured third in the 200 free with a time of 1:44.80 while Leuschner earned fifth in that event (1:45.57). Bossert took fourth in the 100 backstroke (53.22).

Also for Grove City, senior Noah Walker (Lexington, Ky./Homeschooled) took fourth in the 400 individual medley (4:14.71) and senior Dave Bossert (Colorado Springs, Colo./Pine Creek) placed fifth in the 400 IM (4:15.03).

Saturday's preliminaries begin at 10 a.m. The finals start at 5:30 p.m.


Team Standings
1. Grove City College                520   2. Westminster College               449
3. Washington & Jefferson College    322   4. Saint Vincent College             307
5. Penn State Behrend                212   6. Penn State Altoona                180
7. Univ of Pittsburgh at Bradford    131   8. Bethany College                   114
9. Cabrini College                    80 

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