February 12, 2015

Grove City 2nd after first night

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College men's swimming and diving is in second place after the opening night of the James E. Longnecker Invitational/Presidents' Athletic Conference Championships. Thursday night, the Wolverines accumulated 197.5 team points. Westminster leads with 226.5 points while Washington & Jefferson is third at 166.

Grove City opened Thursday night's finals by winning the 200 free relay in 1 minute, 24.10 seconds. Sophomore Drew Nosbisch (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway), sophomore Daniel Peng (Indiana, Pa./Indiana), junior Jordan Dehli (Moneta, Va./Staunton River) and senior Caleb McKusick (Waconia, Minn./Homeschooled) combined for the victory.

Sophomore Jeremy Kim (Frederick, Md./New Life Christian) won the 500 free in 4:38.12 while senior Jim Bossert (Colorado Springs, Colo./Pine Creek) captured the 200 individual medley in 1:54.06.

Dehli took third in the 50 free with a time of 20.77 seconds, which provisionally qualifies him for the NCAA Division III Championships. Nosbisch earned fourth in the 50 (20.94). Bossert, Kim, Nosbisch and McKusick closed the night with a fourth-place finish in the 400 medley relay (3:29.57).

In 3-meter diving, senior Mac Clyde (Mars, Pa./Mars) placed third with a score of 297.05 points.

The three-day meet resumes Friday at 10 a.m. with preliminaries. Finals are scheduled for 6 p.m.

Team Standings
1. Westminster College             226.5   2. Grove City College              197.5
3. Washington & Jefferson College    166   4. Saint Vincent College             149
5. Penn State Behrend                116   6. Univ of Pittsburgh at Bradford     58
7. Penn State Altoona                 50   8. Bethany College                    49
9. Cabrini College                    24


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