W&J Edges GCC, 122-107
GROVE CITY, PA, January 15, 2000--Luke Downer (Daytona Beach, FL/Warner Christian) and Bob Young (Glenshaw, PA/Shaler) posted a pair victories each, but Washington & Jefferson won seven of 13 events to escape with a 122-107 victory at Grove City's College Pool.
Downer won the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:20.88) and 200 individual medley (2:06.10) and placed second in the 500 free (4:58.18). Young won the 50 free (:23.00) and 200 backstroke (2:04.37). Steve Johnston (North Wales, PA/North Penn) completed a 1-2 finish in the 200 back (2:06.06) and added a first-place swim in the 100 free (:49.11). Johnston also took second in the 200 free (1:46.94), getting touched out by less than half a second.
David Peters (North East, PA/North East) chipped in with a first-place finish in the 200 breaststroke (2:26.24). Trent Wilson (Cranberry Twp., PA/Seneca Valley) helped GCC go 1-2 in the 1,000 free (10:50.66), placing behind Downer. Bruce Unks (Glenshaw, PA/Shaler) earned second-place points in the 200 butterfly (2:12.29).
The Wolverines' dual meet record dropped to 4-2, while W&J moved to 5-1.
The meet was halted after the one-meter diving event in order for Grove City to announce its 2000 class of inductees into the GCC Swimming & Diving Hall of Fame. Those inducted were Thurlow Mayhood ('50), Bill May ('53), Phil Van Sickle ('78), Randy Galm ('81) and Matt Wilkes ('87).
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