Trinity Men's Swimming Posts Three Firsts At Connecticut College

Trinity Men's Swimming Posts Three Firsts At Connecticut College

New London, Conn. - First-year Aleksander Kapandze (London, England) won the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:57.87 and swam a leg of two different second-place relay finishes, as the visiting Trinity College Bantams lost, 181-99, to the Connecticut College Camels in men's swimming and diving action this afternoon.  Trinity closes the dual-meet season with a 4-4 record, while the Camels finish at 5-2.  Trinity will compete in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship Meet at Bowdoin College on February 23 to 25.

Three Trinity freshmen joined senior tri-captain Trip McConnell (Merion Station, Pa.) on a second-place relay finish to open the meet.  McConnell, Kapanadze, and rookies Blake Jamilkowski (New York, N.Y.), and Radojica Pavlovic (Belgrade, Serbia) finished the 200-yard medley in 1:37.03, just .56 off the first-place pace.  Sophomore Greg Kalmiskii (St. Petersburg, Russia) won the 500-yard free at 4:49.31 and first-year Charlie Roth (Alexandria, Va.) took first in the 100-yard backstroke at 53.97 to give the Bantams three winning individuals. 

Pavlovic was also runner-up in two individual events, finishing second in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle races, while Kalmiskii was second in the 200-yard free at 1:45.74, and McConnell added a second-place time of 1:10.57 in the 100-yard breaststroke.  In the final relay, Kalmiskii, Aleksander Kapanadze, Pavlovic, first-year Marco Rupp (Wolfsburg, Austria) came in second with a time of 3:15.03 in the 400-yard free relay. 

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