Freshmen Shine as Men's Swimming Earns First ODAC Victory

Freshmen Shine as Men's Swimming Earns First ODAC Victory

FERRUM, Va. - The Virginia Wesleyan University men's swim team picked up their first conference win of the season, downing Ferrum, 85-64 on the road Saturday afternoon. With the victory, the Marlins now have a dual meet record of 1-2.

It was quite a day for freshman Max Currens as he topped the field in three different freestyle races. Currens opened the meet up with nine points in the 1000-yd free as his time of 12:01.59 also set a new Virginia Wesleyan University record. He then picked up a win in the 100-yd free with a time of 54.67 before scooping nine points in the 500-yd free with a time of 5:53.20.

Joining Currens with strong freshman finishes was Tyler Strong who picked up a pair of top finishes. He began the meet with nine points in the 50-yd free (24.34) before winning the 100-yd back (1:06.32). David Mosley-Heath also picked up a win in the 200-yd IM with a time of 2:20.57.

Patrick McNeely rounded out the first place finishes as his time of 2:20.83 in the 200-yd free added nine points to the team score.

Men's swimming will return to the pool at 1 p.m. on Saturday as the team welcomes Bridgewater to Virginia Beach.