LEXINGTON, Va.- The Randolph men's swimming team competed in the W&L Invite on Sunday afternoon. The WildCats placed fourth out of six teams with 345 points.
Chris Verastek (Menchville, Va./Newport News) had three top five results for the WildCats. He came in second in both the 200 IM (1:57.66) and the 100 breast (59.53) and added a third place result in the 200 breast (2:15.35). His time in the 200 IM is the second fastest in the ODAC so far this year and his 100 breast time is third fastest.
Other top ten finishes included Oscar Onozsko (Clover, S.C./Clover HS) in the 100 breast who was sixth (1:02.71) and Josh Bulavko (Edgewood, Md./Edgewood) who was eighth in the 1650 free (19:46.05).
The relay teams also fared well. The 200 free relay team of Michael Christou (Smithfield, Va./Smithfield), Bennett-Blake, Jeffrey Oliveri (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial), and Verastek swam to a second place finish in a time of 1:26.80 to top their previous best time from the Greensboro Invitational two weeks ago. The same quartet was also second in the 200 medley relay with a final time of 1:37.84 and fifth in the 400 free relay in 3:22.46. The 800 free relay team of Bulavko, Bennett-Blake, Bauer Edwards (Roanoke, Va./William Fleming), and Scales were seventh in a time of 8:13.40.
The WildCats return to action on January 12 when they go to Randolph-Macon. Meet time is at 1:00 p.m.