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Gold dreams turning silver for Men's S&D at MIACs

Photo by B.J. Pickard, MIAC office
Photo by B.J. Pickard, MIAC office


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St. Thomas Men's Swim-Dive has one day left at the MIAC Championships after a busy Saturday, and it appears the Tommies' best shot won't be enough to catch leader Gustavus.

The Tommies' Saturday began in second place, 80 points back of the Gusties. Coach Scott Blanchard's Tommies -- seeking a fifth consecutive MIAC championship -- still sit in second, now 148 points down after another strong day for Gustavus.

GAC (684.5), St. Thomas (536.5), St. Olaf (315) and St. John's (267) hold the top four places in the men's race with six events to go on Sunday.

Sunday's closing sessions at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center start at 10:30 a.m. and at 5:30 p.m.

Senior Tom Negaard finished a close second in the 100 fly. He led a 2-4-6-13 finish for the Purple with Omar Omar, Nate Stone and Hunter Nielsen.

In the 100 breaststroke, freshman Noah Faldet and soph Bryce Hoppe placed 2-4.

Freshman Logan Shafer led a 4-5-6 finish in the 400 IM, followed by Max Larson and Lucas Manke.

The Toms took 5-7-14-15 in the 200 free with Adam Boerner, Sam Johnson, Michael Foss and Garrett Riley.'

In the 100 back, freshman John Gahnz led a 3-5-7 finish, along with Sam Larson and CJ Hansen.

In the 200 free relay, the Toms placed second with Negaard, Riley, Foss and Omar.

In one-meter diving, freshman Sam Serleth (419.90) and soph Andrew Godfrey (402.70) placed 5-6.