Wheaton drops pair in double-dual meet with Coast Guard and NYU

NEW LONDON, CT- The Wheaton College men's swimming & diving team dropped a pair of decisions during Saturday afternoon's double-dual meet against New York University and New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) opponent United States Coast Guard Academy.

The Lyons suffered 196-77 and 207-95 setbacks to Coast Guard and NYU, respectively, dropping their season record to 0-5.  Coast Guard finished as the runner up at last year's NEWMAC Championship, while NYU came in 24th at the NCAA Championship.

Junior diver Jonathan Gold (West Harrison, NY/Fordham Prep) led Wheaton with two third-place finishes in the one- and three-meter events.  In the one-meter dive, he fell just 0.40 points shy of second place.  Sophomore Devon Best (Brentwood, TN/Ravenwood) turned in the Lyons' other third-place mark during the 100-yard backstroke.

Junior Ben Sabol (Saint Petersburg, FL/Shorecrest Prep) came in fourth in the 100-yard back, while Best, junior Zach Fichman-Klein (North Attleboro, MA/North Attleboro) and freshman Sam Neill (Ludlow, MA/Belchertown) were fifth in the 200-yard back, 100-yard butterfly and 50-yard freestyle races, respectively.

The Lyons also came away with a pair of fifth-place marks in the 200-yard medley and 400-yard free relays.  Fichman-Klein, Neill, Sabol and junior Sam Dean-Lee (Rocky Hill, CT/Xavier) swam legs on each.

Wheaton returns to the pool alongside the women on Thursday with a home dual meet against Colorado College at 6:00 p.m.

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