Seven Goucher Swimmers Place First in Individual Events
TOWSON, Md. — Seven different Goucher swimmers placed first in at least one individual event today as the Gophers were picking up a their second victory of the 2009-10 season, a convincing 135-28 triumph over Arcadia.
Michael Ambrosio (Port Washington, N.Y./Paul D. Schreiber) and Devin Myles (Turner, Maine/Leavitt Area) were both the top performers in two events. Ambrosio touched first in the 200-yard breaststoke, completing that event in 2:36.36), and the 1,000-yard freestyle (12:23.82); Myles earned 18 points for the Gophers (2-4) with his first-place efforts in the 50 free (:24.32) and 100 free (:54.24).
The remaining Goucher swimmers who took first place in an individual event against the Knights (0-5) were: Kevin Wons (Bedford, N.H./Souhegan) in the 200 free (1:58.24), Georgi Shalamanov (Velingrad, Bulgaria/St. St. Kiril & Metodi) in the 400 individual medley (4:28.35), Charlie Rooney (Sea Bright, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) in the 200 butterfly (2:14.92), Kyle Williams (Andover, N.J./Newton) in the 200 backstroke (2:07.62) and Steve Baum (Fallston, Md./Fallston) in the 500 free (5:49.02).
The Gophers also produced the fastest entry in both of the relay events. In the 400 medley relay, the quartet of Williams, Shalamanov, Rooney and Myles placed first with a time of 3:48.31; in the 400 free relay, Shalamanov, Wons, Rooney and Williams were uncontest, but still clocked at a combined time of 3:23.49.
In addition to touching first in the 500 free, Baum was runnerup in the 100 free (:55.06) and 200 free (2:04.18). Charlie Leonard (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville) placed second in the 50 free (:26.11) behind Myles, Ambrosio followed Shalamanov in the 400 IM, finishing second with a time of 5:10.07, and Wons was runner-up to Williams in the 200 back (2:22.28).