Menzer, Venables Lead Men's Swimming at Tri-Meet

Menzer, Venables Lead Men's Swimming at Tri-Meet

YORK, Pa. – The Ursinus College men's swimming team swept a tri-meet with York (Pa.) and St. Mary's (Md.) on Saturday.

The Bears topped York, 109-93, swam past St. Mary's, 158-43.

Sophomore Jacob Menzer and junior Travis Venables each took home a pair of first-place finishes. Menzer won the 200 free (1:45.16) and was the opening leg in the Bears' win in the 400 free relay (3:16:06). Venables anchored that 400 free relay after winning the 50 free (22.15).

Menzer also took second in the 500 free (4:47.36) while Venables finished third in the 100 free (49.89).

Joining Menzer and Venables with gold medals were sophomore Casey Lear, Michael Prior and the duo of senior Colin McNamara and sophomore Jared Krawetz. Lear topped the podium in the 100 free (48.37), while also placing third in the 200 free (1:48.09) and second in the 1000 medley relay (3:37.87). Prior joined Lear in the relay, but also touched the wall faster than his opponents in the 200 back (1:57.35). He added a third-place finish in the 200 free (1:48.09).

McNamara and Krawetz each found themselves on the podium a few times, with the elder swimmer taking second in the 200 fly (2:02.59). He also was part of the 1000 medley relay and the 400 free relay races for the Bears. Krawetz joined McNamara in the 400 free relay after winning second in the 100 free (49.22) earlier in the day.

Junior Maxwell Coulter had a pair of second-place finishes, first in the 400 medley relay and then again in the 200 breast (2:17.93). Classmate Reid Luksic touched just after Coulter, taking third in the 200 breast (2:20.96).

Junior Kevin Gill took second in the 1000 free (10:19.95) and came in fourth as the Bears completed the 2-3-4 sweep in the 100 free (2:07.02).

The pair of senior Christopher Barthold and junior Jonathan Myers put together three third-place finishes. Barthold took bronze in the 1000 free (10:24.66) and the 500 free (5:00.88). Myers won third in the 200 fly (2:02.66).

The Bears have off until Saturday, November 11, when they travel to McDaniel.