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Dan Magrino (right) won the 2018 Metro West Conference title in the 500 free and placed second in the 400 free relay with Gavin Collins, Max Meisenheimer and James Sweet

Men's Swimming takes 3rd at Metro West
10/11/2018 7:31:00 PM

Senior Dan Magrino captured the gold in the 500 freestyle and senior Gavin Collins earned four podium finishes, including two relays, as Men's Swimming placed third in the ten-team Metro West Conference Championship. Magrino touched the wall in a season-best time of 5:14.54 to take top honors in the 500 free, earning him his first career Metro title, while Collins took second in the 50 freestyle (22.56) and third in the 100 free (50.62). Magrino and Collins teamed up with seniors James Sweet and Max Meisenheimer to take home the silver in the 400 freestyle relay (3:26.57) while Magrino, Collins, Meisenheimer and senior Hayden Joossens rallied for third in the 200 free relay in a season-best 1:31.70. Freshman Sole Fratila had a solid show in the 500 free, finishing third in 5:18.89, and placed sixth in the 200 free (1:57.66). Max Meisenheimer collected a pair of fourth place finishes in the 50 free (23.04) as well as the 100 free (51.97) while James Sweet placed fourth in the 500 free (5:18.89) and fourth in the 200 medley relay with sophomore Ricky Cheng, senior Gabe Madej and Hayden Joossens (1:49.20). Fifth place finishes were turned in by James Sweet in the 200 free (1:57.32) and Dan Magrino in the 100 fly (57.84) with Hayden Joossens coming in sixth in both the 200 IM (2:18.74) and the 100 fly (58.54). Gabe Madej was a sixth place finisher in the 100 breast in 1:08.54 and placed eighth in the 50 free (24.13). Sophomore Martin Arias rounded out the top eight finishers for DP with a seventh place showing in the 200 IM (2:20.18). Up next for the Panthers is the District Championship Friday, October 26th, at the Aquatic Center.

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