UMW Men's Swim Team Captures 12th Straight CAC Championship
The University of Mary Washington men's swimming team captured
its 12th straight Capital Athletic Conference Championship on
Sunday, and its 18th in the 22-year history of the league.
On Sunday, the Eagles gained victories by Andrew Garafolo in the 1650 freestyle (16:49.59); Nick Eckhoff in the 200 yard backstroke with an NCAA provisional time of 1:53.09; Austin Clark in the 100 yard freestyle at 46.98; Alex Anderson in the 200 breastsroke with a new CAC and meet record and an NCAA provisional time of 2:05.87; Billy Norfolk in the 200 yard butterfly with an NCAA provisional time of 1:52.09. The 400 yard freestyle relay (Jack McHugh, Andrew Cole, Brian O'Donnell, Austin Clark) took first with a time of 3:10.02.
Junior Nick Eckhoff was named the CAC Men's Swimmer of the Year, and Alex Anderson was the CAC Rookie of the Year, as voted on by the league's coaches. Anderson has already automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships, while Eckhoff as well as several other Eagles will await possible invitation to nationals, both on relays as well as individually.
Final scores were as follows:
UMW – 969
SMC – 549
YCP – 482.5
SAL – 441.5
HOOD – 242
MU – 227
FSU – 88