Feinberg Named CAC Men's Coach of the Year, Blazers Finish Fifth in Team Standings
ST. MARY'S CITY, Md.--The Hood College men's swim team completed its most successful Capital Athletic Conference championship in its six-year existence as a league member with a fifth-place finish in the team standings after the third and final day of competition at St. Mary's College (Md.).
Head coach Don Feinberg was selected by his peers as the CAC Men's Coach of the Year. The Blazers topped Marymount University and Frostburg State University and racked up 242 points, their highest tally ever.
Alex Bodine broke the school record in the consolation final of the 200 back with a time of 2:03.93, good for 11th overall. In the morning swim, he tied the school record previously held by Jason Kinder from the 2005-06 season (2:05.80, RMC Invitational) to qualify for the evening race.
Andrew Bodine qualified seventh in the 100 free prelims with a school record time of 48.78, besting Matt Haynes' mark of 49.14 from the 2009 CAC meet. Bodine took eighth in the championship final in 49.72. Jon Collier (51.22) and Drake Halpern (58.38) both logged season-bests in the 100 free and placed 11th and 15th, respectively.
Robbie Ennis qualified seventh in the 200 breast in 2:18.15, breaking his own record from the 2008 CACs (2:21.27). Ennis finished eighth in the championship final in 2:18.30. Taylor Anderson placed 14th in the 200 breast in 2:31.62, almost 13-second drop.
Connor Eliff finished 10th in the 1650 free with a time of 17:58.58, while Lucas Netter came in 13th in 18:26.92 and Chris Patschak placed 17th in the event in 20:32.16.
The 400 free relay team concluded the meet with a record-setting swim and placed fifth. Ennis, Alex Bodine, Eliff and Andrew Bodine teamed up to clock a time of 3:19.81, lowering the previous mark from the 2005-06 season (3:27.00).