Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Lycoming Swimming - Jordan, Canavan lead Warriors into MAC Championships

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Led by two First Team All-MAC swimmers from a season ago, the Lycoming College men’s swim team heads into the four-day Middle Atlantic Conference Championships looking to improve on its six All-MAC honors from 2017 when the event kicks off on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Graham Aquatic Center in York, Pa.

Tickets for the four-day event will be available at the door for $6 for adults and $3 for students for the preliminary sessions, which includes Thursday night, and $7 for adults and $4 for students for a final sessions. All day passes are available for $12 for adults and $5 for students on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and an all-sessions pass is $30 for adults and $15 for students.

Junior Callan Jordan (Hurley, N.Y./Western Academy of Beijing) leads the squad, as he is a top-six seed in both the 100- and 200-yard backstroke. He’s seeded fourth in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 53.98, a little more than just half a second out of the second seed. In the 200-yard backstroke, he’s sixth with a time of 2:00.28. Jordan also earned a top-10 seed in the 100-yard butterfly, as he is ninth with a time of 54.63.

In 2017, Jordan earned two All-MAC individual honors and three All-MAC honors as part of a relay team. He took second in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 52.24. His time of 1:57.62 in the 200-yard backstroke was good for sixth. He broke the school record for the 100-yard backstroke in the 400-yard medley relay team when he swam a 52.22, as he and senior Andrew Canavan (Caldwell, N.J./James Caldwell) helped the relay squad finish seventh for All-MAC Honorable Mention honors.

Canavan is another high-seeded Warrior in the backstroke, as he is fourth in the 200-yard backstroke and 13thin the 100-yard backstroke. After breaking the school-record in the 200-yard backstroke for the third straight year and placing third to earn First Team All-MAC honors in 2017, Canavan will look to earn his fourth medal in the event. He’s also seeded 11th in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:04.33.

Freshman Brandon Vought (Bloomsburg, Pa./Bloomsburg Area) is seeded 14th in the 1,650-yard freestyle with a season-best time of 10:46.80 in the 1,000-yard version of the event. Sophomore Will Gillespie (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn) will look to pick up some points in the 200-yard butterfly, as his time of 2:11.80 is seeded 16th.

The 200- and 400-yard medley relay squads are each seeded seventh, while the 800-yard freestyle relay team is eighth and the 400-yard freestyle relay team ninth.

The championships begin Thursday with the 200-yard medley relay and the 800-yard freestyle relays. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, preliminary action begins at 10 a.m. before the finals sessions begin at 6 p.m.

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