LEXINGTON, Va. - Matt Johnson set the school record in the 1000 free for the second straight week and won both the 500 and 1000 free, while Connor McMahon swept the freestyle sprints to propel the VMI Keydets past the Howard Bison, 138-66, in men's swimming and diving action Saturday at Clark King Pool on VMI Post.
Competing early in the meet, Johnson took the 1000 free in 10:02.86, resetting the record he posted last week at Virginia Tech. He was also the victor in the 500 free, winning in 4:54.66 to lead a VMI sweep of the podium positions, as Drake Michalzuk and Jeff Whiteman finished in the second and third positions.
McMahon won the 50 free in 21.62, and returned later in the meet to grab the 100 free title in 48.12.
Meanwhile, Johnson's 500 free win was one of three events that the Keydets went 1-2-3 in, and Michalzuk was the only swimmer to be involved in more than one. He also finished third in the 200 free, an event won by fellow freshman John Kim in 1:48.23, just edging Christian Shaner.
Jeremy Senn led a VMI sweep of the 100 fly, timing in at 54.51 to lead Thomas Brown and Duncan Mahnken. Also victorious in individual events Saturday were Kodiak Bowers, who won the 200 IM in 2:04.36, and Nate Myers, the winner in 1-meter diving with a score of 226.50.
Finally, Kim and Senn were involved in VMI's winning 200 medley relay effort, which finished in 1:43.44.
VMI men's swimming and diving returns to action Nov. 2, when the Keydets face Davidson in a road dual. Action gets underway in Davidson, N.C. at 1 p.m.