Denison takes 2nd at Miami

Gabe Dixson led DU with two, second-place finishes at Calvin.
Gabe Dixson led DU with two, second-place finishes at Calvin.

The Denison men's swimming team placed second at the Miami Invitational from the Corwin Nixon Aquatic Center in Oxford, Ohio.  Denison totaled 1,687.5 points while the team championship went o Emory with 1,772.5 points.  Third place was held down by Cincinnati with 1,508.5 points and host, Miami, placed fourth in 1,275 points.

Sean Chabot continued with his stellar meet with a first-place finish in the 100 free and a runner-up finish in the 200 backstroke.  He also swam on two second-place relay teams.  In the 100 free he touched with an 'A' cut time of 44.79.  IN the 200 back he posted another 'A' cut time of 1:47.54.  He started the night by leading off the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:31.27 along with Ben Snader, Jackson Humphrey and Quinn Bartlett.  In the final event of the night, Chabot, Carlos Maciel, Humphrey and Bartlett posted a runner-up time in the 400 free relay, touching in 3:01.72.

Junior Al Weik recorded an NCAA provisional qualifying time in the 500 free after a time of 4:30.89.  Humphrey followed in the 100 fly with a bronze finish and a 'B' cut time of 49.60.  Andrew Rich placed 10th in the event with a qualifying time of 50.57.

In the 200 IM, Humphrey led the way with a third place finish and a time of 1:51.75.  Maciel followed in fourth in 1:54.06 while Joe Brunk placed ninth.   Brunk also placed eighth in the 200 breaststroke while Ben Snader led the way with a sixth-place finish and a time of 2:06.63.

Saturday's top finishers at the Miami Invitational were rounded out by Maciel, who placed fourth in the 100 free in 45.78 and Spencer Fonk who took ninth in the event.

At the Calvin Winter Invitational in Grand Rapids, Mich., Gabe Dixson placed second in the 3-meter dive with a score of 501.30.  Third-place was held down by Connor Dignan with a score of 495.30 and Connor Dorff finished fifth with 4:29.80.