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Twice as Nice

Members of swim team with trophy

The Swarthmore men's swimming team claimed its second Centennial Conference title in three years.

The Swarthmore College athletic programs had strong showings at their respective conference championships, headlined by title winning performances from the men's basketball and men's swimming teams. Both squads captured their second Centennial Conference championships in three seasons and did so in a dominant fashion.

At Gettysburg College, the Garnet men's swimming team hoisted the conference trophy for the second time in program history after tallying 845.5 points, which was 215.5 more than the second-place finisher. Swarthmore now has its sights set on sending swimmers to the NCAA Championship in Greensboro, N.C. beginning on March 20.

The men's basketball team took care of business at home with double-digit victories over Washington College and Johns Hopkins. Swarthmore never trailed in either contest and will continue its postseason in the NCAA Division III Tournament, looking to improve on last season's appearance in the national quarterfinals. The Garnet will host Mitchell College on Friday, March 1, in the opening round. The winner of that contest will face the winner of MIT and Skidmore on Saturday from Tarble Pavilion.

Update: 3/4/19 The men's basketball team handily defeated #12 MIT by a 105-65 score to advance to the final 16 of the tournament. The Garnet will next play #5 Randolph-Macon on the campus of Amherst College on Friday, March 8 at 5 p.m. Watch the game live here.

Basketball team with trophy

The men's basketball team avenged last year's conference championship loss to Johns Hopkins with a 79-61 victory over the Blue Jays. (Photo by Alyssa Nathan '21)

 

Basketball team with trophy

The men's swimming team totaled 845.5 points at the championship meet, outscoring runner-up Gettysburg by 215.5 points. (Photo by David Sinclair)

 

Basketball team with trophy

Cam Wiley '19 was named Tournament MVP after shooting 72.7 percent from the field en route to a game-high 27 points. (Photo by Alyssa Nathan '21)

 

Basketball team with trophy

Jeff Tse '19 received Most Outstanding Performer honors with three individual gold medals in addition to two relay golds. (Photo by David Sinclair)

 

Basketball team with trophy

Home court advantage was a boon for the Garnet, who were hosting the conference tournament for the third consecutive year. (Photo by Alyssa Nathan '21)

 

Basketball team with trophy

Jeremy Rockaway '22 (right) earned Outstanding Rookie Performer accolades. (Photo by David Sinclair)

 

Basketball team with trophy

It was also a strong weekend for the indoor track & field programs as the women's squad was the runner-up and the men's team finished third.

 

Basketball team with trophy

The women's swimming team placed second at the conference championship meet for the second consecutive year.

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