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MEET-BY-MEET SUMMARY OF 2008-09 WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY MEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING SEASON

2008-09 Final Regular-Season Record: 5-5 duals, 10-5 overall

11/22/08:  Wesleyan  198, Bates  96 (at Trinity) ; Wesleyan  194, at Trinity  106
Link to complete Trinity and Bates meet results

11/24/08:  at Amherst  127, Wesleyan  108
Link to complete Amherst meet results

12/6-7/08:  Cardinal Invitational - Wesleyan 1050, Hamilton  994, WPI 767.5, Trinity  582.5, Clark 520, Cabrini 196
Link to complete Cardinal Invitational meet results

1/17/09:  at Williams  208, Wesleyan  79 ; Tufts  232, Wesleyan  55 (at Williams)
Link to complete Williams & Tufts meet results

1/24/09:  at Conn. College  169, Wesleyan  125 ; Wesleyan  120, Colby-Sawyer  80  (at Conn.)
Link to complete Conn. College & Colby-Sawyer meet results

1/31/09:  Wesleyan  149, at Bowdoin  146 ; Wesleyan  199, Colby  88  (at Bowdoin)
Link to complete Bowdoin & Colby meet results

2/7/09:  Coast Guard  167, Wesleyan  123
Link to complete Coast Guard meet results

2/27-3/1/09:  NESCAC Championships at Wesleyan - 5th of 11 teams
TEAM SCORING -
Williams  1775.5, Tufts  1538, Amherst  1364, Conn. College  957, Wesleyan  815.5, Middlebury  781.5, Hamilton  767.5, Colby  615, Bates  505.5, Bowdoin  485, Trinity  466.5.
HIGHLIGHTS -
Wesleyan posted its second-highest team finish in the nine year history of the NESCAC meet, placing fifth.  Only the fourth-place showing of the 2006 squad was better.  Individual Cardinals accounted for one Wesleyan record -- Dan Storms '10 in the 200-yard free with a 1:42.27 clocking to finish fourth -- while tying another -- Michael Bailey '11 with his third-place showing in the 200-yard individual medley (1:54.95).  Both these performances were NCAA Division III provisional qualifying times.  Also coming up with an NCAA "B" cut was the 800 free relay squad of Jeff Arace '12, Ryan Beck '10, Chris Becker '09 and Storms.  Their time was 6:55.90.  This same relay group tied the Wesleyan mark in the 400 free relay with its 3:09.00 result.  The final two NCAA "B" cuts came from Becker in the 50-yard free as he placed eighth in :21.15 and Beck in the 200 free with a 1:42.63 during preliminaries.  The Cardinals also excelled on the diving board as three Cardinals finished among the to six in both the one-meter and three-meter events.  Leading the way for Wesleyan was Gianfranco Galluzzo '12, who placed third on both boards, recording a 454.35 score in the one-meter dive and 474.85 in the three-meter dive.  Dave Wilkinson '09, who earned the Senior Diver of the Year award as the senior diver with the most career points in the NESCAC Championships, was fourth on both boards while J.P. Valette '10 placed fifth for three-meter diving and sixth for one-meter diving. Both Galluzzo and Wilkinson are under consideration for NCAA Championships participation.  All the potential NCAA qualifiers will find out their fate before too long.
Link to complete NESCAC meet results

3/18-21/09:  NCAA Championships at U. of Minnesota - 53rd (tied) of 57 scoring teams
TOP 10 TEAM SCORING - Kenyon  604, Emory  402, Denison  308.5, St. Olaf  252, Amherst  196, Grove City  168, Washington U.  151.5, Wisc.-Stevens Point  143, M.I.T.  138.5, College of N.J.  130 .  Wesleyan - (57th, tied), 4 points.
HIGHLIGHTS -
Wesleyan was represented at the NCAAs by diver Dave Wilkinson '09.  He was one of 22 divers selected nationally to compete on both the one-meter and three-meter board.  Wilkinson placed 13th in the three-meter event with a score of 417.35 to earn honorable-mention All-America honors.  His one-meter score of 392.25 placed him 19th.  It was his first trip to Nationals.