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McDaniel notebook: Terror swim to banner conference meet

Senior Rachel Walega led a record-setting day for the McDaniel women's swimming team at last weekend's Centennial Conference championship.

The Green Terror placed sixth out of eight teams with 380.5 points, the most they have ever scored at the conference meet, while host Gettysburg won.


McDaniel set three new program records and came within a quarter-second of two others, winning six medals - one gold, three silvers and two bronzes - for the team's most since 2004.

Walega won the 100-yard breaststroke for her third career Centennial gold and also was a part of two program-record relays. She swam with sophomores Kerrie Vanscoy, Brittney Lenz and Emma Duesterhaus to take second in the 200 and 400 medley relays.


Duesterhaus also broke her own program record to finish third in the 50 freestyle and won silver in the 100 backstroke. Sophomore Mariel Ramey took bronze in the 100 backstroke.

Men's swimming

Junior Bryan Nuckles, senior James Eu and sophomore Jesse Mills swam in two program-record relays to lead the Green Terror at this weekend's Centennial championship.

Nuckles, Eu, Mills and sophomore Patrick Rogers set the school's all-time mark in the 200 freestyle relay and Nuckles, Eu, Mills and freshman Stephen Hoyt broke the program record in the 200 medley relay. Both relays placed seventh at the meet, which host Gettysburg won.

McDaniel racked up 161 points to finish last out of seven teams.

Indoor track

Both the Terror men's and women's teams will participate in the conference championships Saturday at Ursinus.

The McDaniel men have finished in the bottom two spots in each of the last five Centennial indoor meets, but placed fifth in 2006. The women have placed in the bottom three every year since 2004. In 2003, the Terror finished third.

Leading the McDaniel men into the meet are multi-talented senior Jake Nichols and junior thrower Carlos Hernandez. Among the top female contenders are sophomore runners Jasmine Scott and Jasmine McCormick, and senior Katie Corson.


Junior Mike Tancredi recorded a major decision at 133 pounds as McDaniel ended the dual-meet season with a 27-10 loss to No. 15 York, the third straight ranked opponent the Terror have faced.

Sophomore Logan Yox (Liberty) and senior Brent Lowe added back-to-back decision victories at 149 and 157, respectively. The Terror next compete in the conference championship at Gettysburg Saturday.

Cross country

The McDaniel men's and women's teams were named All-Academic by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) last week.

The women's team was one of 187 in Division III to earn the honor after posting a 3.53 cumulative team grade-point average, which ranks 30th on the list.

The men's squad was one of 131 in Division III to earn the honor after posting a 3.33 cumulative GPA, 46th-best on the list.

To qualify, the squad must have a cumulative GPA of 3.10 through the 2011 fall semester.