Men's Swimming & Diving

Camels Place Fourth at 2017 NESCAC Championship

Camels Place Fourth at 2017 NESCAC Championship

MIDDLETOWN, Conn.--The Connecticut College men's swimming team scored 1,331 points to place fourth in the 2017 New England Small College Athletic Conference Championship at Wesleyan University this weekend. 

Williams College piled up 1,671 points to win its 15th consecutive NESCAC Championship. Amherst College scored 1,402 points to place second with Tufts University securing a third place finish with 1,391 points.

The Camels turned in three more All-NESCAC performances on the final night of action in Middletown. The 400 yard freestyle relay team comprised of junior All-Americans George Tilneac (New York, N.Y.) and AJ Pite (Orange, Conn.) along with Trebor Lawton (Gorham, Maine) and senior All-American Mike Fothergill (Medford, Mass.) provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championship with a third place time of 3:03.04. In the 200 yard breaststroke, Pite placed third with an NCAA provisional mark of 2:03.96 for the Camels. Drake Freiberg (Glastonbury, Conn.) placed eighth in the 200 yard breast with a time of 2:05.25. 

In the 200 yard butterfly, Tilneac and senior Stephen Skaperdas (New Canaan, Conn.) placed third and fourth for the Camels with NCAA provisional marks of 1:50.27 and 1:50.67 for the Camels. Freshman Adam Ambrosey (Milford, Conn.) finished in a ninth place tie with a time of 1:53.99.  Fothergill posted a time of 45.71 seconds en route to his fourth place finish in the 100 yard freestyle.

Senior All-American Loring Bowen (Summit, N.J.) provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championship in the 200 yard backstroke with a time of 1:49.99 in a sixth place finish for the Camels. Sophomore Andrew Eigner (Cheshire, Conn.) placed eighth in the 200 yard back with a time of 1:51.90.  In the consolation final, Trebor Lawton (Gorham, Maine) provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championship, finishing 2nd in his heat and 10th overall with a time of 1:50.45.

In the 200 yard medley relay time trial, Fothergill, Pite, Weston Stephens (Springfield, Ill.) and Freiberg provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championship with a  time of 1:31.59 for the Camels. 

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