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Men’s Swimming Remains in Seventh Place After Third Day of NESCAC Championships

Colin Merrill

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Sophomore Jared Nussbaum (Ridgefield, Conn.) and freshman Colin Merrill (Glastonbury, Conn.) each registered a runner-up finish as the Connecticut College men's swimming team ended the third day of action at the NESCAC Championships in seventh place with 603.50 points.

Nussbaum smashed the school record in the 1,000-yard freestyle by touching the wall in 9:20.87. He easily surpassed the previous mark of 9:33.77, which was established by Mason Molina '17 in 2014. Merrill then provisionally qualified for the upcoming NCAA Championships by completing the 400 IM in 3:59.84.

Another top-eight performance was made by sophomore Charlie Adl (New Canaan, Conn.). He placed seventh in the 200 free in 1:41.45.

Connecticut College will conclude competing at the NESCAC Championships tomorrow morning at 10 a.m.


Team Standings (Through 17 Events)

1. Williams 1,316.50; 2. Tufts 1,292.50; 3. Amherst 1,036; 4. Bowdoin 697.50; 5. Colby 645; 6. Bates 623; 7. Connecticut College 603.50; 8. Middlebury 460.50; 9. Trinity 330.50; 10. Hamilton 215; 11. Wesleyan 187.


School Records

1,000 Free: Jared Nussbaum (9:20.87)


NCAA "B" Cut Times

400 IM: Colin Merrill (3:59.84)