March 28, 2011

            The Middlebury College men’s swimming team placed 10th overall with 126 points among 48 scoring teams at the 2011 NCAA Championships at the University of Tennessee. Denison won the title, knocking off perennial power Kenyon.

            Senior John Dillon (Wellesley, Mass.) repeated as the NCAA Champion in the 100 fly. After capturing both the 100 and 200 fly a year ago, the senior earned a time of 47.62 to capture the ’11 crown. The senior nearly repeated in the 200 fly, coming up just short as he placed second overall in 1:48.18. Dillon earned individual All-American honors for the third time at the meet in the 200 back, placing sixth with a time of 1:48.37.

            Also earning All-American honors was the 200 medley relay team that finished sixth overall in 1:31.81. Dillon, junior Will Griffin (Fort Washington, Pa.), rookie Ian MacKay (Vero Beach, Fla.) and junior Nick Daly (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) comprised the team. Dillon, MacKay, Daly and senior Matt Vukich (Madison, Wis.) made up the All-American 400 medley relay team, that earned a seventh place finish with a time of 3:22.

            Middlebury’s 200 free relay team (MacKay, Daly, senior Jay Li {Las Flores, Calif.} and junior Bob Divers{Dryden, N.Y.}) finished 11th overall, third in the consolation finals, earning a time of 1:23.29. Also placing 11th (3:03.43) was the 400 free squad comprised of MacKay, Dillon, Divers and Daly.
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