Eight First-Place Finishes Don't Add Up for Gophers

Eight First-Place Finishes Don't Add Up for Gophers

TOWSON, Md. — Goucher produced the first-place finisher in two more events than Catholic did when the two Landmark Conference members met this afternoon in von Borries Pool. It was depth that eventually separated the two rivals as the Cardinals were victorious, 150-98.

The Gophers (6-2) began the meet by winning the 400-yard medley relay where the entry of Colin Richter (Cleburne, Texas/Cleburne), Brian Cha (Lake Oswego, Ore./Lakeridge), Morgan Richter (Cleburne, Texas/Cleburne) and Sam Davis (Wilmington, Del./Wilmington Friends) was clocked at 3:42.44.

They went on to take first place in six of the 12 individual events.

Colin Richter accounted for three of those first-place performances as he touched first in both backstrokes and the 200-yard individual medley (2:02.82). His winning times: 55.52 seconds in the 100 back and 2:04.91 in the 200 back.

Davis posted the fastest times in the 50 free (:21.98) and 100 free (:49.41).

Morgan Richter completed the 200 free in 1:49.05, good for first place.

But Jerel McCord (Fort Wayne, Ind./South Side) was the only Goucher swimmer able to place second in an event. He was the runner-up in the 200 butterfly (2:07.33).

The Cardinals (4-2) didn't accept any points in the 400 free relay, which left first place to Goucher's entry of Cha, Dalton Delp (Summerville, S.C./Ashley Ridge), McCord and Davis, which was clocked at 3:24.64.

The Gophers will compete next weekend at the Yellow Jacket Invitational in Richmond, Va.