St. Mary's Men's Swimming Ends Regular-Season with Win
Frostburg, Md. – First-year Thor Petersen (Germantown, Md./Northwest) was a three-time winner for the St. Mary's College of Maryland men's swim team as the Seahawks closed out the regular-season Saturday afternoon with a 137-65 Capital Athletic Conference victory over league newcomer, Frostburg State University. The Seahawks (6-6, 3-2 CAC) captured all but one event in the win.
Petersen started off the meet with a win in the 800 freestyle (9:37.79) then followed with a gold medal in the 100 butterfly (1:04.74). He ended the meet by touching the wall first in the 100 breaststroke in 1:14.24.
Hedquist picked up his first win in the 50 freestyle (25.92) before tallying a first-place finish in the 100 backstroke (1:05.29). DeBoissiere was first in the 200 individual medley (2:18.19) as well as the 400 freestyle (4:38.40).
Senior captain Jackson Webb (Valley Lee, Md./Leonardtown) notched an individual event win in the 100 freestyle (56.31) while helping both relays to first-place finishes.
The senior relay team of Gabe Grace (Baltimore, Md./Baltimore Tech), Nico Pinto (Lima, Peru/FDR-Winston Churchill American School), Webb and Kalvin Day (Hagerstown, Md./N. Hagerstown) posted a time of 1:59.07 to place first in the 200 medley relay.
The same senior group (Webb, Grace, Pinto, and Day) then swam a 1:44.88 to capture the 200 freestyle relay to end the meet.
St. Mary's now sets its sights on the 2011 Capital Athletic Conference Men's & Women's Swimming Championships which the Seahawks will host on February 18-20 at the Michael P. O'Brien Athletics & Recreation Aquatics Center. Tickets are $15 for a weekend pass, $8 for a day pass (same-day morning & evening sessions), and $5 for a single session.