VMI Swim Falls to W&M on Senior Day
LEXINGTON, Va. – The VMI men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams fell to the College of William and Mary Saturday, with the Tribe men winning the men’s competition 168-120 and the women’s half 207-64. The Keydets seven seniors were honored in a pre-meet ceremony.
Freshman Jack Sheehan won the men’s 100 breaststroke in 1:00.25 and also took the 200-yard IM in 1:58.51. He was second in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:11.66. Senior Jacob Smilie won the 100-backstroke in 54.02 and was second in the 200 back in 1:58.78. Freshman Kai Green swam a 21.96 in the 50-yard free to place first and Bridger Thurston won both diving events, scoring 224.60 in the 3-meter and 233.10 in the 1 meter. Conner Jorgensen was second in the 1000 yard freestyle in 9:58.63 and Ryan Schmitz finished second in the 100 free in 49.48.
Sophomore Sophie Svoboda earned a victory in the women’s 100 breaststroke in 1:08.94. Senior Calle Biles won both the 1 meter (178.95) and 3 meter (183.25) diving competitions.
Both teams travel to the University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC) next Saturday for a 1 p.m. meet.