St. Mary's Men's Swimming Continues Winning Ways
St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's swim team notched their first victory over Washington (Md.) College in six tries with a convincing 118-85 triumph Friday night, extending the Seahawks' win streak to four consecutive meets.
St. Mary's (4-1) last win over the Shoremen came during the 2001-02 season as the Seahawks posted a 98-84 victory. Since then, Washington (0-3) had won five in a row.
Three Seahawk swimmers dominated the meet as senior captain Jackson Webb (Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown), sophomore Billy DeBoissiere (Columbia, Md./Atholton) and first-years Cameron Hedquist (Gaithersburg, Md./Gaithersburg) and Thor Petersen (Germantown, Md./Northwest) all picked up two gold medals.
Webb, Petersen, senior Gabe Grace (Baltimore, Md./Baltimore Polytechnic) and Hedquist starred for St. Mary's in the final event of the meet with a first-place finish in the 200 free relay (1:31.24).
In his first meet of his sophomore campaign, DeBoissiere collected a first-place finish in the 1000 freestyle in 10:34.08 as well as touching the wall first in the 100 breaststroke in 1:02.71, edging Washington's Austin Auger by six-hundredths of a second. DeBoissiere also had a second-place finish in the 500 freestyle (5:05.63).
Hedquist remains undefeated in the 200 freestyle with a 5-0 record in the event after reaching the wall first in 1:47.64. He has not lost a 100 freestyle race either, tallying his fourth straight win with a first-place time of 49.27.
Webb recorded his fifth straight win in the 50 freestyle to remain unbeaten in the event this season, claiming the event in 22.31. He also captured the 100 butterfly in 55.72.
Petersen garnered first-place honors in the 500 freestyle event, reaching the wall first in 4:59.34, after taking first in the 200 individual medley in 2:06.01.
St. Mary's returns to action tomorrow at 1:00 pm when the Seahawks travel to Pennsylvania for a quad meet at York (Pa.) College. The meet also features Dickinson College and Susquehanna University.