Men's Swimming Suffers 149-108 Defeat at Catholic

Men's Swimming Suffers 149-108 Defeat at Catholic

WASHINGTON — Morgan Richter (Cleburne, Texas/Cleburne) and Colin Richter (Cleburne, Texas/Cleburne) continued their streaks of winning at least one event in every meet this season, and Goucher managed three events wins on the afternoon against Catholic, but the Cardinals were able to come away with a 149-108 victory.

The Gophers (2-4, 0-3 Landmark) will return to action at the Yellow Jacket Invitational on Friday, Dec. 6.

Goucher started the meet strong, with its relay team of Colin Richter, Cody Nelson (Duanesburg, N.Y./Schalmont), Morgan Richter and Sam Davis (Wilmington, Del./Wilmington Friends) pulling out a victory in the 200-yard medley relay. Their time of 1:42.71 was two-hundredths faster than Catholic's team in second place.

The Gophers finished one-two in the 100 freestyle, with Morgan Richter (49.78) out-touching Davis (49.97), who broke 50 seconds for the first time this season in the event.

Colin Richter's victory came in the 100 butterfly, as his time of 56.46 bested Catholic's Matt Wegner by .97 seconds.

Goucher added six additional second place finishes. Davis (200 free), Jared Herrmann (Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh) (100 backstroke), Colin Richter (200 breaststroke), Morgan Richter (500 free) and Nelson (200 individual medley) were second in individual events, while the relay team of Davis, Grant Gerber (Portland, Maine/Casco Bay) and the Richter brothers placed second in the 200 free relay.

The Gophers received all points from the final two events after Catholic declared them as exhibitions for its entrants.