Holbrook Leads Way as Gophers Place Third

Holbrook Leads Way as Gophers Place Third

Senior Secures 35 Points with Pair of Thirds, Fourth

December 2, 2006

ASHLAND, VA — Wells Holbrook (Knoxville, TN/Knox West) secured 35 points for Goucher by finishing in the top three in three individual events, helping the Gophers capture third place in the team standings at the Yellow Jacket Invitational.

Holbrook picked up 12 points for each of his third-place performances, which came in the 200-yard freestyle and 200-yard backstroke. The senior completed the 200 free in 1:58.78 and the 200 back in 2:15.31.

The remaining 11 points he produced were the result of his fourth-place finish in the 100 back (1:01.97).

By earning 35 points, Holbrook finished in a tie for 10th place among the top point-producing individuals at the two-day event, which concluded today.Sasha Verin (Ellicott City, MD/Mt. Hebron) and Mac McDonald (New Port Richey, FL/Avon Old Farms) supplied the Gophers with 23 and 21 points, respectively, in individual events. Verin placed fourth in the 200 individual medley (2:14.46), seventh in the 100 butterfly (:59.69) and eighth in the 100 free (:54.25); McDonald was fifth in the 50 free (:24.05), seventh in the 500 free (5:38.74) and ninth in the 100 free (:54.44).

Goucher's top finish in a relay was third place in the 200 freestyle. The foursome of Michael Polonchak (Harpers Ferry, WV/home school), Derek Ford (Syracuse, NY/Jamesville-DeWitt), McDonald and Verin completed the event in 1:39.38.

In placing third as a team with 213 points, the Gophers finished behind only Virignia Military (562 points) and Catholic (554).