DAVIDSON, N.C. - Raymond Long won both the 1 and 3-meter diving events for VMI, but the Davidson Wildcats defeated the Keydet men’s swimming and diving team, 164-118, in men’s swimming and diving action Saturday in Davidson, N.C.
Long, a freshman competing in just his second collegiate meet, posted a score of 220.50 to take the 3-meter discipline for his first collegiate victory. He then repeated the triumph in the 1-meter, taking down two VMI (1-4) teammates with his 206.92 score. In both disciplines, Nate Myers was second and Mitch Sikes third.
Freshman Sean Moore recorded a runner-up finish for the Keydets, posting a second-place effort in the 1000 free. Moore clocked in at 10:12.45 to do so, while a third freshman, Christian Shaner, was third in the 200 free (1:46.25) and had the second-fastest overall time in the exhibitioned 500 free (4:52.55).
Sophomore Connor McMahon also had a solid day, posting a pair of podium finishes. McMahon was third in both the 50 free (22.72) and the 100 free.
Finally, freshman Clarke Ruska was third in the 100 back (58.12), while he teamed with McMahon, Stephen Lloyd and Jared Redding to finish fourth in the 200 medley relay (1:41.94). VMI missed third place in that event by .01 seconds.
VMI men’s swimming and diving will return to action Dec. 1, facing Howard in Washington, D.C. Action gets underway at 1 p.m.