Men’s Swimming Edged by Middlebury to Begin 2019-20 Campaign

Charlie Adl

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – In a meet that came down to the final event, the Connecticut College men's swimming team came up just short against Middlebury by a 146-142 decision on Saturday afternoon in the season-opening competition for both institutions.

The Camels were ahead, 138-133, heading into the 200-yard freestyle relay to close out the day. However, Middlebury's top foursome beat out Connecticut College's best freestylers by 0.50 seconds and touched the wall in 1:26.87 to lead the hosts to victory.

Sophomore Dash Hunter (Westport, Conn.) triumphed in three different individual events to lead the way for the Camels. He swept the breastroke events by posting marks of 1:00.24 and 2:15.67 and also took the 200 IM in 2:00.68.

Juniors Charlie Adl (New Canaan, Conn.) and Jared Nussbaum (Ridgefield, Conn.) were both double event winners. Adl won the 100 and 200 free in 47.12 seconds and 1:43.99, respectively, while Nussbaum captured the 500 free in 4:55.17 and the 1,000 free in 10:07.22.

Connecticut College (0-1) will next compete at home against Trinity on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m.