The College of Staten Island men’s swimmers completed their third and final day at the EcAC Open in Anapolis on Sunday. The Dolphins came home with a lot to be proud of taking an 8th place finish overall, the only Division III team to medal.
Vladislav Romanov started the day off for CSI in the 200 Backstroke where he captured a second place finish. His time of 1:49.42 broke a CSI record, one that he recently held himself. Next up was the 200 Breaststroke for Andrey Tarasov. He finished in 9th with a time of 2:04.68. Tarasov’s time was his best finish of the season. Capping off the day was Danila Novikov in the 200 Butterfly where he touched in at 1:53.64 for an 11th palc finish.
The Naval Academy took first place with 744.5 points. Placing second at the meet was Bucknell with 503 points, while Army scored 493 points to place third.
The Dolphins will now prepare for the NCAA Division III Championships at the end of March. The five swimmers will take part in 13 individual events and four relay events.