EMMITSBURG, Md. - The VMI men's swimming and diving team swept a tri-meet at Mount St. Mary's, leading the efforts of the Keydet programs Saturday in Emmitsburg, Md.
The Keydet men (2-0) downed the host Mountaineers, who were competing in their first-ever meet as a program, 124-71 and also defeated Manhattan by a 119-94 count. The VMI women (0-2) dropped a 126-67 decision to Manhattan and lost 153-43 to the Mount.
The men's team was led by freshman David Turbyfill, who swept the 400 and 800 free relays in his first collegiate individual races. Turbyfill touched the wall in 4:20.41 in the 400 and 9:02.23 in the longer distance.
Turbyfill's classmate, fellow freshman Jarred Nagle, was also outstanding Saturday. He won the 100 fly (59.09), was second in the 200 IM (2:17.91) and was part of the winning 200 medley relay effort that included John Kim, Bret Tomajczyk and Brady Gannon as well (1:50.37).
Kim was also a winner, prevailing in the 100 back in 1:00.21. In addition, Gannon, Nikolas Nemceff, JT Lancaster and Ryan Schmitz won the 200 free relay in 1:39.12.
Finally, VMI went 2-3-4 in the 50 free, led by Schmitz (24.90) and Nemceff (25.19), as well as 2-3 in the 100 free with Nemceff (55.78) and Schmitz (56.19).
On the women's side, Natalie Rivas was the lone victor on the day with a 28.61 time in the 50 free. McKenzie Raber earned two runner-up finishes, doing so in the 400 free (4:49.57) and the 800 free (9:53.56), while Gabbie Galvez was second in the 100 fly with a time of 1:10.24.
Rivas, Raber and Galvez were all on the runner-up 200 free effort, teaming with freshman Calle Biles to record a 1:59.14 time.
VMI men's swimming and diving is back in action Oct. 15 with a tri-meet at NJIT, while the women's program is off until Nov. 9 and returns with a tri-meet of its own at Sweet Briar College.