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W&M Men's Swimming Wraps Up at the Hokie Invitational
Updated: Monday 11/17/2012 (ET)
by Jacob Skipper
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The William and Mary men's swimming team finished its week at the Hokie Fall Invitational on Saturday, recording four all-time top-10 performances during the day's action.  The Tribe finished fourth overall at the meetwith 467.5 points, while No. 15 Virginia Tech beat out No. 21 South Carolina for the top spot 1523-1021.5.

Complete Results

200 Back

In the 200 back, freshman Will Manion (Haddonfield, N.J.) swam a collegiate-best 1:51.05 in the prelims to advance to the A-final, where he would take eighth overall.  His prelim time ranks Manion seventh in school history in the event, and is just one second behind the Tribe's freshman record.  Classmate Justin Barden (Gordonsville, Va.) tied for 10th in both the prelims and the finals, timing 1:52.92 in the latter to score 6.5 team points.  Senior Sidney Glass (Mechanicsville, Va.) was 12th in the finals in 1:53.13, and Chad Nowakowski (Forest, Va.) was 15th in 1:55.17.

100 Free
Senior Hunter Perrot (Falls Church, Va.) made a big step-up between prelims and finals in the 100 free, improving from a 13th-place showing in the morning session to time a season-best (then, anyway) 46.23 at night and win the B-final.  Classmate Ben Ward (Maitland, Fla.) swam 47.07 to take 13th in the finals, and freshman Billy Russell (Newport News, Va.) was 16th in 47.30 to add another team point.

200 Breast

The Tribe had five B-finalists in the 200 breast, led by junior Andrew Strait (Henrico, Va.) and his time of 2:06.89 for 10th place.  Freshman Charley Bowles (Yorktown, Va.) was 11th in 2:08.57, finishing one second ahead of Chris Dong (East Chapel Hill, N.C.), who finished 13th overall.  Another gap of precisely one second separated Dong and 15th-place finisher Jeremiah O'Donnell (Chapel Hill, N.C.), and Carter Head (Lynchburg, Va.) rounded out the scorers in 16th with a time of 2:11.49.

200 Fly
In the 200 fly, freshman Ryan Natal (Great Falls, Va.) recorded a pair of all-time top-10 performances.  In the prelims, he swam 1:54.37 to become the ninth-fastest swimmer in school history, and improved to 1:53.28 and seventh all-time in the finals.  Natal placed 11th in the finals, just behind senior K.J. Shaw (Richmond, Va.), who swam 1:51.90 for 10th place.

1650 Free
The 1650 free saw Kemp Pettyjohn (Lynchburg, Va.) take ninth overall in 16:07.69, a season-best time for the sophomore.  Kyle McVeigh (Jacksonville, Va.) was 11th in 16:29.41, and Tyler Poling (Morristown, N.J.) was 13th in 16:36.96.

400 Free Relay
The Tribe's top 400 free relay team also rewrote the record books, taking fifth overall in 3:05.21 to check in as the 10th-fastest relay in school history.  Hunter Perrot led the team with a season-fast 45.77, just .02 behind his lifetime best, and was followed by Ben Ward, Andrew Strait, and Sidney Glass.  The quartet of Billy Russell, Will Manion, Taegan Clarke (Chappaqua, N.Y.), and Ian Robert (New Canaan, Conn.) added 24 more points, finishing eighth in the race with a time of 3:09.53.

William and Mary now has two weeks off for Thanksgiving, before wrapping up the fall season hosting Georgetown on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Hokie Fall Invitational
1. #15 Virginia Tech 1523
2. #21 South Carolina 1021.5
3. Connecticut 511
4. William and Mary 467.5









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