CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - John Kim finished fifth in the 100 back and Thomas Muldowney was fifth in the 200 free, leading the VMI swimming and diving teams at the Virginia Tech Sprint Challenge, contested Friday at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center.
Friday's meet was scored as multiple duals, with the Keydet men (1-3) going 0-2, losing to Virginia Tech 221-41 and Queens University 188-70. The VMI women (0-5) lost to Liberty 215-35, to Tech 222-32 and to Queens 216-34.
Kim continued his strong start to the season with a fifth-place finish in the 100 back, touching the wall in 52.30. The fifth-year senior was also sixth in the 200 back at 1:56.39.
Muldowney finished fifth in the 200 free (1:50.67), one spot ahead of David Turbyfill (1:53.56). Turbyfill was also sixth in the 500 free at 5:05.26.
"We fought hard against some of the best programs in the country today," said VMI head coach Andrew Bretscher. "I am proud of the team's efforts and look forward to our next meet against Howard."
VMI swimming and diving will return to action Nov. 4, taking on Howard in Washington, D.C.