Bloomsburg Flexes Its Depth in Dominant Win at PSAC Men’s Championships

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Led by four wins and three records by Andy Thomas, Bloomsburg swept all five relays on the way to a commanding win in the PSAC Men’s Championships.

The Huskies won their first PSAC men’s championship in their 62nd year sponsoring the sport. It came in decisive fashion at Graham Aquatic Center in York, a margin of victory of almost 400 points over runner-up Shippensburg. It’s the first new champion since 1998, with West Chester not competing this season.

PSAC Men’s Championships

  1. Bloomsburg 945
  2. Shippensburg 560
  3. Gannon 497
  4. Indiana University of Pennsylvania 433
  5. Clarion 354
  6. Edinboro 251

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Bloomsburg won 10 of 19 races, with Thomas leading the way. The sophomore went 7-for-7, including four individual events, three in record time. Thomas won the 50 freestyle in 20.08 seconds, a 1-2 with teammate Pat Agnew with five Huskies in the top six. He then captured the 200 free in a record 1:35.53 and the 100 free in 43.35, both PSAC records.

Thomas wrapped up the meet by winning the 100 breaststroke in 54.42 seconds, a margin of nearly two seconds back to teammate Blake Nesbitt in an event where Bloomsburg took four of the top five spots and five of the top seven.

The other individual win came from Colton Schnars in the 200 backstroke. He was second in the 100 back and led off the winning 200 medley, 400 medley and 200 free relays.

Nesbitt was also second in the 200 breast. Noah Cancro finished second in the 200 butterfly and 200 individual medley.

Shippensburg’s biggest point total came from the 400 IM, when the Raiders took the top four spots. Michael Salvatori won the race in 4:04.77, followed by Andrew Hale, Matthew Bochanski and Vin Salvatore. Bochanski won the 200 breast, Salvatori was second in the 200 back and Hale finished third three times. Shippensburg was third in four relays. Salvatore took the bronze in the mile.

Clarion’s Connor Cary won three times, claiming the 200 IM, 100 fly and 200 fly. IUP’s Luke Mikesell was quickest in the 1,000 free and the 500 free to go with second place in the 200 free. Second in the 1,000 was Ship’s Jacob Greenwood, who won the mile.

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