Swim Teams Sit in Third After Opening Day of Quad Meet


CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Catawba's men and women stand third after the first day of action off the Quad Swim Meet being held through Saturday at the Mecklenburg Aquatic Center.  The standing for both men and women have Wingate leading Gardner-Webb with Catawba third and Lenoir-Rhyne fourth.

Dominik Brus (Krakow, POLAND/Loms Krakow) highlighted the opening day for the Catawba Indians as he claimed a win in the 200 backstroke.  His time of 1:53.35 won by over two seconds and was the eighth best in school history.  Brus also swam the leadoff leg in the 400 medley relay that finished second in a time of 3:31.13.  He was joined by Jevgenij Gamper (Vilnius, LITHUANIA/Kachialov), Finn Furstenwerth (Hamburg, GERMANY/Gymnasium Farmsen) and Toomas Goutt (Saint Witz, FRANCE/de Vinci).

Gamper posted a second-place finish in the 100 breast (57.40) and went third in the 200 IM (1:57.61).  Goutt picked up a runner-up finish in the 100 free, posting a time of 47.13 that was three-tenths of a second off the winning mark.  Andrew McCollister (Rockwell, N.C./Salisbury HS) was second in the 500 free in a time of 4:50.98.

Nadine Brockmann (Hamburg, GERMANY/Ossietzsky) swam to a pair of third-place finishes for the women.  Her time of 53.95 in the 100 free was the 11th best time in school history.  She had a time of 5:17.32 in the 500 free with Anna Barnes (Suwanee, Ga./N. Gwinett HS/Darton St.) going fifth in the event in a time of 5:20.05. 

Janin Kassner (Giesen, GERMANY/Andreanum) and Palmer Benson (Mocksville, N.C./Davie Co. HS) went fourth and fifth in the 100 breast.  Kassner had a time of 1:11.39 with Benson right behind at 1:11.63.  Freshman Jess Daniel (Jamestown, N.C./SW Guilford HS) went sixth in the 200 IM and swam the 10th fastest time in school history at 2:18.07.

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