Sports Wrap 12-4-12
First-year student Brad Brooks of Newark, Del., recorded three individual program records and two NCAA Division III B-Cut records Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 to lead McDaniel at the 2012 Franklin & Marshall Invitational in men's swimming.
With the women’s basketball team trailing 70-69 with 5.4 seconds remaining in the first overtime, sophomore Emma Wingerd of Pittsburgh sank two free throws Dec. 1 and the defense held Franklin & Marshall without a shot attempt, giving McDaniel a 71-70 Centennial Conference (CC) victory.
In the pool, Brooks' biggest event of the weekend was the 1,650 freestyle on Dec. 1. The first-year student knocked 45.89 seconds off the program record, winning the event with a time of 16:00.08. That time also set a new meet record and was more than 16 seconds under the NCAA B-Cut time.
His 400 IM win also came in big fashion. Brooks not only bettered the program-best mark by more than three seconds and came in under the B-Cut time but also knocked off a 14-year old Centennial Conference record with his time of 4:06.39. It was also a meet record. Brooks' final individual program record came in his 200 IM victory, edging the best time by 0.24 seconds when he touched in a time of 1:57.08.
As a team, the Green Terror swimmers rewrote the record book with eight new marks en route to a sixth-place finish with 361 points. The host Diplomats won the seven-team meet with 829.5 points.
Back on the women’s basketball court, Wingerd's two free throws capped a 12-point, seven-rebound night individually and a 14-for-14 showing from the charity stripe for the Green Terror (3-3, 1-2 CC), who entered the game shooting just 54.0 percent from the line as a team. It was the first time in program history that the squad converted 10 or more free throws in a game without a miss.