Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

Men’s Swimming Finishes Third At Vassar College Invitational

Men’s Swimming Finishes Third At Vassar College Invitational


Click here for complete meet results

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Elms College junior Garrett Brune (Lakeville, Mass.) earned a pair of second place finishes as the men's swim team swam to a third place finish at Saturday afternoon's Vassar College Invitational at Kresge Pool.

Host Vassar scored 231 points to win the four-team invitational, while Skidmore College finished in a close second with 228 points. The Blazers registered 82 points, while College of Mount Saint Vincent rounded out the teams with a total of 46.

Brune glided to second place in both the 50-yard and 100-yard breaststroke events clocking times of 29.94 and 1:07.74 respectively.

Sophomore Mark Gehring (West Springfield, Mass.) touched the wall second in the 500-yard freestyle (5:16.04), while freshman Aaron Starke (Chicopee, Mass.) collected third place honors in the 50-yard freestyle registering a time of 24.03.

The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Gehring, freshman Jonathan Girard (West Springfield), junior Mike Desmond (Nashua, N.H.) and senior Nick Whitman (Florence, Mass.) recorded a third place finish with a time of 1:47.96.

Saturday's meet concluded the regular season for the Blazers. Elms is back in action on Friday, Feb. 18 for the start of the three-day New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association (NEISDA) Championships in White River Junction, Vt. Friday's action is set to begin at 9:00 a.m.