February 11, 2016

Wolverines win 400 medley relay, sit third after night one

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City men's swimming and diving team capped Thursday night with a win in the 400 medley relay to sit in third place after the first full day of the 2016 Presidents' Athletic Conference Swimming & Diving Championships as part of the James E. Longnecker Invitational in the College's Longnecker Competition Pool.

The Wolverine quartet of freshman Dane Hoselton (Naples, N.Y./Naples Central), senior Tim Bergquist (Kent, Wash./Kentridge), freshman Rhys Dickhudt (Troy, Mich./Bloomfield Christian) and Josiah Vehrs (Fresno, Calif./Homeschooled) combined for a time of 3:30.06 in the 400 medley relay to hold off a surge by W&J in the final 50.

Senior Jordan Dehli (Moneta, Va./Staunton River) earned an individual runner-up finish in the 50 free with a time of 21.53 seconds while junior Jeremy Kim (Frederick, Md./New Life Christian) finished third in the 500 free in 4:42.87. Hoselton added a fourth-place finish in the 200 individual medley with a career-best mark of 1:57.06 while sophomore diver Sam Archibald (Grove City, Pa./Grove City) was fifth in the men's 3-meter diving competition with a career-best 11-dive score of 248.60.

Sophomores Andrew Kisak (Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic) and Brett Gwynn (Irwin, Pa./Hempfield) finished seventh (22.28) and eighth (22.29) in the 50 free championship final while Vehrs won the consolation final in 21.98 seconds to finish ninth overall.

Senior Nick Wargo (Cranberry Township, Pa./Seneca Valley) also added a consolation finals victory, taking ninth overall in the 200 individual medley in 2 minutes, 0.93 seconds.

Washington & Jefferson leads the men's competition after night one with 188 points. Westminster is in second with 180 points while Grove City is third with 154. Saint Vincent (136) and Penn State Behrend (123) round out the top five.

Day Two of competition begins tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. with preliminary heats while finals begin at 6 p.m.


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