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Navy Claims Two Men's Swimming & Diving Awards

Ben Freedman

Oct. 8, 2012

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- Navy's Zach Ingold (Jr., Hornell, N.Y.) and Ben Freedman (Jr., Kennewick, Wash.) were tabbed Monday as this week's Patriot League men's swimmer and diver of the week, respectively. Ingold and Freedman garnered the accolades for their performances during Navy's season-opening victories over Loyola (155-134) and George Mason (185-104) on Saturday.

Ingold opened the day by helping the Mids win the 200 medley relay event. He swam the opening (backstroke) 50 yards of the race in a time of 24.22, which was the fastest clocking of any swimmer on the leg by over seven-tenths of a second. Individually, Ingold posted times of 1:42.82 to win the 200 free by nearly seven-tenths of a second and 45.87 to win the 100 free by 1.32 seconds. He would close the meet by swimming the initial leg on Navy's 200 freestyle relay team that placed third overall. Ingold's time of 21.30 was the fastest of any lead-off swimmer in the field by three-quarters of a second.

Freedman's season began with him tallying 277.55 points to win the one-meter competition by 8.25 points. He later accrued 333.85 points to top all divers on the three-meter board.

Both Navy programs will next be in action October 19 when the Mids swim at Virginia.



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