Goucher Men Fall in First 2016 Landmark Conference Competition

Goucher Men Fall in First 2016  Landmark Conference Competition

BALTIMORE, Md.- The Goucher Gophers struggled to gain a foothold today at the vonBorries Aquatic Center as they fell to the Elizabethtown College Blue Jays in their dual meet by a 150-111 score.

How it Happened: 

  • David Merworth (Fort Worth, TX/homeschooled), Jacy MacConvery (Lilburn, Ga./Parkview), Jerel McCord (Ft. Wayne, In./Southside), Blake Rhodes (Saint Charles, Mo./ St. Charles West) earned a second place in the 400 Medley Relay (3:56.62).
  • Senior Ben Shriner (Arlington, Ma./Arlington) claimed the Gophers first victory performance in the 1000 Free (11:12.22) as teammate MacConvery touched the wall in 3rd (11:50.90).
  • McCord was able to break up the Blues Jays with a 3rd place in the 200 Freestyle (2:00.23).
  • First-Year swimmer, Merworth, claimed his first victory in the 50 Backstroke (:26.91).
  • Luke Hall (Gainesville, Fl./UF Dual Enroll) finished his 50 Breast in 3rd place (:34.96).
  • McCord fought hard to a second place swim in the 100 Butterfly (:57.07).
  • Second-year, Rhodes, was best in the 50 Freestyle today (:23.18).
  • Adding to his string of victories, Rhodes, claimed the top spot in the 100 Free (:51.40).
  • Merworth continued to excel, as the 100 Backstrokes leader (:57.28).
  • Shriner again was victorious as he cruised his way in the men's 500 Free (5.25.58).
  • With a 1st and 3rd finish, Rhodes and McCord split the Blue Jays with the 50 Fly (:25.37) and (:25.92).
  • Merworth pushed hard to finish the 200 IM with a 3rd place performance (2:17.20).
  • Gophers Andrew Rowland (Wilton, Ct./Wilton), Duncan Miller (Mount Airy, Ga./Parkview), Eli Gang (Highland Park, NJ/Goulda Och Academy), and Shriner took home a third place finish in their efforts against the Blue Jays.

What's Next:  Goucher will swim against conference opponents the University of Scranton and Juniata College next Saturday when they travel to Scranton for a 1:00 pm meet.