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Men's Swimming & Diving Takes Fifth at Grove City Invitational

GROVE CITY, PA — The Frostburg State men's swimming and diving team capped its season with a fifth-place finish out of nine teams at the Grove City College Invitational Saturday.

The Bobcats scored 405 points to finish behind Westminster (698), Grove City (640.5), Washington & Jefferson (630.5) and Penn State Behrend (452). Penn State Altoona (239), Bethany (238), Misericordia (168) and Arcadia (79) rounded out the field.

Freshman Jay Ferrari (Columbia, Md./River Hill) turned in a solid meet, finishing second in the 100-yard butterfly in 53.01 and third in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:01.55.

Freshman Chris Williams (Baltimore, Md./Baltimore City College) was also sharp, adding third-place finishes in both the 50- (21.90) and 100-yard (48.77) freestyles.

Junior Jay Mayden (Baltimore, Md./Arlington Baptist) was third in the 200-yard individual medley (2:01.17) and posted fifth-place showings in both the 100-yard backstroke (1:01.23) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:14.34).

Senior George O'Brien (Mt. Airy, Md./Linganore) was fifth in both the one-meter (229.45 points) three-meter diving (233.35).

Freshman Sean Leaman (Bethesda, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) was fifth in the 1,650-yard freestyle (17:45.55) and added a sixth-place finish in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:33.73).

Fellow freshman C.C. Williams (Fort Mill, S.C./Fort Mill) was seventh in the 200-yard freestyle (1:52.65) and ninth in the 500-yard freestyle (5:03.29).

Junior Ben Marrapodi (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) finished 10th in the 200-yard individual medley 2:07.73.

The Bobcats also posted strong performances in the relay events.

Mayden, Flynn, Ferrari and Williams were third in the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:18.36

The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Chris Williams, junior Jeff Cameron (Columbia, Md./Mt. St. Joseph), Ferrari and junior Brian Flynn (Bridgewater, Conn./Shepaug Valley) finished fourth in 1:22.44

Marrapodi, Mayden, Ferrari and Chris Williams teamed to finish fifth in the 400-yard medley relay in 3:45.48 and then turned in a sixth-place effort in the 200-yard medley relay in 1:41.94.

Mayden, Marrapodi, Leaman and C.C. Williams were fifth in the 800-yard freestyle in 7:38.52.

"This was a rebuilding year for our men's team, and we were edged by our league rival Penn State Behrend," said FSU head coach Chip Villarreal. "Our top points scorers were four freshmen and and a junior, which proves we'll be strong for years to come."

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780