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Tribe Men's Swimming Shatters Three More Rookie Records
Updated: Wednesday 02/16/2013 (ET)
by Jacob Skipper
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The William and Mary men's swimming team continued to impress Saturday on the final day of the Cavalier Invitational, cruising to three more freshman records and a total of 15 new entries on the Tribe's all-time lists.

Complete Results

400 IM
The first event in both the morning and evening sessions was the 400 IM, where freshman Andrew Nyce () swam two of the five fastest times ever at W&M.  In the prelims, he swam 4:01.08, which was the fourth-fastest ever at the time, and in the finals, he came back with a freshman-record 3:58.73 to finish second overall.  Nyce's time was the third-fastest in school history, and ranks him alongside teammate Andrew Strait (Henrico, Va.) as the only men ever at W&M to break four minutes in the event.

Also in the 400 IM, sophomore Carter Head (Lynchburg, Va.) swam a lifetime-best 4:04.82 in the prelims to move up to 12th all-time school history.

200 Breast
Nyce and Head were back at it in the 200 breast as well.  In the prelims, Nyce swam a freshman-record 2:03.97, a time that ranks him fourth in school history.  Head's prelim time of 2:05.97 made him the ninth-fastest swimmer ever at W&M, but he smashed even that in the finals with his third-place 2:04.49.  Head rose up the recordbooks once again, this time to seventh all-time for the Green and Gold.

50 Free
The Tribe's third freshman record came in the finals of the 50 free, where Billy Russell (Newport News, Va.) took third in 21.7.  That performance, which also ranks him 12th all-time in the event, means that every freshman record on the books is held by a current member of the Tribe team.

100 Back
In the 100 back, freshmen Austin Glass (Mechanicsville, Va.) and Ian Robert (New Canaan, Conn.) each had a pair of best-performances.  Glass, who set the freshman record in the 200 back yesterday, swam 50.78 in the prelims for the rank of sixth-fastest in school history.  In the finals, he improved that rank down to 50.68 seconds to finish second overall.

For his part, Robert swam 52.60 in the prelims to jump onto the top-16 list as the 16th-fastest in school history.  In the finasl session, he chopped nearly another full second from that, finishing fourth in 51.68 and improving to 11th all-time at the College.

200 Free
Junior Jake Stronko (Woodbridge, Va.) moved himself into elite company in two different events on Saturday, beginning with the 200 free.  He swam a personal-best 1:40.61 in the prelims to rank as the 11th-fastest in school history, and came back with 1:41.09 in the finals to finish second overall.

100 Fly
Stronko also time-trialed the 100 fly, touching the wall in 51.12 seconds.  That time ranks him 12th in school history.  The morning prelims saw two more top performances from the Tribe, thanks to Glass and Nathaniel Holmes (Alma, Mich.).  Glass swam 51.07 seconds in that preliminary race to become the 11th-fastest ever at W&M, while Holmes stopped the clock in 51.22 seconds.  Accounting for Stronko's later swim, Holmes now ranks 13th in school history in the 100 fly.

William and Mary is back in action in two weeks, looking for a historic first conference title at the CAA Championships.  The conference meet begins on Wednesday, Feb. 27, and runs through Saturday, March 1 at George Mason.









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