February 19, 2011
Bullard-Sisken Breaks Record, Men's Swimming Earns Four Medals on Second Day of Centennials
GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Despite a slip in the standings from second to third place, the Swarthmore Garnet men's swimming team continued to swim fast on the second day of the 2011 Centennial Conference Championships at Gettysburg. Led by medal-winning performances by junior Samuel Bullard-Sisken, sophomore Daniel Duncan, and freshman John Flaherty, the Garnet are still poised for a successful meet, only trailing second-place Franklin & Marshall by 38.5 points.
Bullard-Sisken grabbed a silver medal in the 100 backstroke, setting a school record in the process. His time of 52.73 just eclipsed a mark that had previously held for 15 years.
Duncan and Flaherty, after taking silver and bronze, respectively, in the 200 IM on Friday, replicated those results in the 400 IM on Saturday. Duncan's 4:12.33 and Flaherty's 4:13.01 are the second and third fastest marks in Swarthmore history.
The men also grabbed a bronze medal in the 200 medley relay, as Bullard-Sisken, freshman Stan Le
, senior David Dulaney
, and junior Timothy Brevart combined for a 1:36.41. The time is the second-fastest of any medley relay team in Swarthmore's record books.
Swarthmore saw several other Top 8 swims during the finals session. Bullard-Sisken and Dulaney finished 5-6 in the 100 butterfly (53.06 and 53.35, respectively); Le touched 6th
in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.76); and senior Santiago Lombo
came in 7th
in the 100 backstroke (54.23).
The Garnet gets back into action for the final two sessions of the meet tomorrow. Preliminaries will begin at 10 a.m.; finals will begin at 6 p.m.
Silver: Duncan (2) (200 IM) (400 IM), Bullard-Sisken (100 backstroke)
Bronze: Flaherty (2) (200 IM) (400 IM), Duncan (400 M Relay), Brevart (2) (400, 200 M Relay), Bullard-Sisken (2) (400, 200 M Relay), Le (2) (400, 200 M Relay), Dulaney (200 M Relay).
1. Gettysburg College 494 2. Franklin & Marshall College 449.5, 3. Swarthmore College 411 4. Dickinson College 370.5 5. Ursinus College 310 6. Washington College 132
7. McDaniel College 124