(MORGANTOWN, W.Va.) - The Carnegie Mellon University men's swimming team finished fourth out of eight teams at the West Virginia University Invitational which concluded on Saturday, November 23.
Freshman John McNab (Westport, Conn. / Staples) had the best finish of the weekend for the Tartans when he touched second in the 1,650-yard freestyle in 15:38.93 to earn an NCAA B Cut time. Junior Andrew Joyner (Holly Springs, N.C. / Tar Heel Springs Academy) and sophomore Richard Dauksher (Fort Collins, Colo. / Fossil Ridge) also achieved B Cut times by finishing in 16:10.99 and 16:12.00, respectively.
Junior Justin Britton (Falls Church, Va. / George Mason) improved upon his 200-yard backstroke time for the year with an NCAA B Cut time of 1:48.34 to finish fourth overall.
Freshman Matthew Nagler (West Chicago, Ill. / St. Charles East) touched eighth in the 100-yard freestyle in 45.95. He reached the top finals flight with a season-best time of 45.68 in the preliminaries.
Freshman Mason Loyet (Moraga, Calif. / Campolindo) was the top Tartan in the 200-yard breaststroke finishing 13th in a season-best time of 2:06.37.
Sophomore Colin Daniel (Westfield, N.J. / Westfield) earned an NCAA B Cut time in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:50.51 to finish fourth. Sophomore Sean Ream (Canton, Ohio / Jackson) touched just after him in a season-best time of 1:50.89.
The 400-yard freestyle relay closed the meet with a fourth-place showing in a school-record time of 3:01.28 by Britton, freshman Yousef Hassen (Redlands, Calif. / Redlands), freshman Erik Feldmann (Yakima, Wash. / West Valley), and Nagler.
The next meet for the Tartans will take place during their training trip to Florida on January 5.