Men's Swimming Takes Sixth at W&L Invite

Men's Swimming Takes Sixth at W&L Invite

LEXINGTON, Va. - The Virginia Wesleyan University men's swim team placed sixth at the Washington and Lee Invitational Sunday, amassing a total of 144 points. Despite the team result, the Marlins saw plenty of school records and personal bests set.

Tyler Strong had a solid morning putting his name in the VWU records for two different races. In the 100-yard backstroke, the freshman clocked a 59.24 bettering the his own personal mark by .15 seconds. He then took down another school record in the 200-yd freestyle as he touched the wall in 1:53.53.

Also finding success was David Mosley-Heath, whose time of 1:01.29 in the 100-yd fly set the new precedent for the Marlins.

Those two would team up with fellow newcomers Max Currens and Chase McLaughlin in the 200-yd medley relay, where they would topple another school record as they clocked in at 1:49.11. McLaughlin, Currens and Strong would then join with Patrick McNeely in the 400-yd freestyle relay, setting a new school record with a time of 3:34.50.

In the afternoon, Currens performed well in the distance events, posting a new school record in the 1650-yd freestyle as he posted a 20:11.86.

Men's swimming will return to action at 1 p.m. on Saturday as the team will battle Salisbury University on the road.