Grove City Wins GCC Invitational, PAC Title
Johnston earned GCC Invitational and PAC MVP honors after winning the high-point race (48) with first-place finishes in the 200 individual medley (1:59.26), 100 backstroke (:53.16) and 200 back (1:57.37). His 100 time beat the NCAA Division III provisional qualifying standard (:53.59), which could win him a spot in the NCAA championship meet March 18-20 at the University of Minnesota.
The Wolverines, led by second-year head coach Keith Bullion, accumulated 501 points, placing ahead of Washington & Jefferson (416), Penn State Altoona (338), Bethany (222.5), Misericordia (174.5) and Frostburg State (174).
Senior Todd Baumgartner (Grafton, OH/St. Edward) also claimed multiple individual titles, winning the 500 freestyle (4:52.11) and 1650 free (17:13.38).
Senior Bob VanderWeele (Corry, PA/Corry) contributed a championship swim in the 100
free (:48.73) and senior Jeff Harris (Gibsonia, PA/Hampton) took gold in the 200
Grove City added wins in the 200, 400 and 800 freestyle relays.
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