BOSTON, Mass. – The first day of the 2016 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Swimming & Diving Invitational is complete and the Husson University men sit in fourth place through 22 events.
The Eagles, who finished fourth, their best team finish in program history at last year's Invitational, enter the second day with 31 points. Norwich University, which has won the GNAC Invitational title in each of the last five years, leads the way with 203 points while Regis College (119) and Elms (60) are currently ahead of the Eagles and Saint Joseph's College of Maine (27) stands in fifth to round out the field.
The highlight of day one for the men was senior Grant Gerber who broke his own school mark (1:04.14) in the 100 Breast, clocking in at 1:03.94, good enough for a second-place effort to go with an eighth-place showing in the 50 Free.
Action resumes, and concludes, tomorrow at the Holmes Sports Center Natatorium with the preliminary events starting at 9:30 AM and the finals kicking off at 4:00 PM.
THE RUNDOWN - PRELIMS:
- Adam Colter finished 10th in the 500 Free (6:14.82) and 13th in the 200 Free (2:25.33).
- Alex Miles placed seventh in the 200 IM (2:34.39) and 15th in the 50 Fly (30.12).
- Grant Gerber was the top qualifier in the 100 Breast (1:04.22) and took third in the 50 Free (22.85).
- Colin Vidas was 14th in the 50 Free (25.75) and eighth in the 100 Breast (1:16.44).
- Ben Volpone finished 15th in the 50 Free (26.09) and 11th in the 200 Free (2:07.82).
- Evan Vidas placed seventh in the 100 Fly (1:06.72) and 12th in the 50 Fly (29.05).
- Josh DeNicola was ninth in the 100 Breast (1:16.44) and 18th in the 50 Fly (39.89).
THE RUNDOWN - FINALS:
- The quartet of Gerber, C. Vidas, E. Vidas and Volpone combined to post a fourth-place finish in the 200-Free relay (1:39.11), an effort worth 10 points.
- Miles finished seventh in the 200 IM (2:37.13), an effort worth 2 points.
- Gerber took second in the 100 Breast (1:03.94) and eighth in the 50 Free (23.48), an effort worth 8 points.
- E. Vidas placed seventh in the 100 Fly (1:07.48), an effort worth 2 points.
- C. Vidas was eighth in the 100 Breast (1:18.96), an effort worth 1 point.
- Miles, DeNicola, E. Vidas and Colter swam together to post a fifth-place finish in the 400 Medley relay (4:50.91), an effort worth 8 points.