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Kontopanos Wins 100 Fly for R-MC Men’s Swimming at YJI

Victor Kontopanos
Victor Kontopanos

CHESTERFIELD, Va. – Junior Victor Kontopanos (North Chesterfield, Va./Home School) won the 100 Fly out of 41 individuals to highlight the Randolph-Macon men's swimming team in the first two sessions of the Yellow Jacket Invitational at the Collegiate Schools Aquatic Center.

The Yellow Jackets are fourth out of 12 in the team standings, just two points out of third place.

Kontopanos finished first out of 41 individuals in the 100 Fly in 52.51, the top time in the ODAC this season. He was third out of 44 swimmers in the 200 IM in 1:57.38, another top time in the ODAC. Kontopanos teamed with sophomores Justin Gregory (Bristow, Va./Brentsville), Wyatt Boyer (Irmo, S.C./Dutch Fork) and Shane Morison (Manassas, Va./Osbourn Park) to take second in the 800 Free Relay in 7:11.56, the top time in the ODAC. He joined Boyer, Morison and freshman Jacob Wills (Chesterfield, Va./Matoaca) to finish seventh in the 400 Medley Relay in 3:41.10, the second-best time in the ODAC. Kontopanos joined teammates Wills, Boyer and freshman Michael Senter (Chesterfield, Va./Home School/Matoaca) to take 10th in the 200 Medley Relay in 1:41.71, the fourth-fastest time in the ODAC.

Boyer took fourth out of 19 individuals in the 400 IM in 4:24.77, the fourth-fastest time in the ODAC.

Morison finished fifth out of 35 swimmers in the 200 Free in 1:46.98, the third-best time in the ODAC. He was 11th out of 62 individuals in the 50 Free in 22.51.

Senter was sixth in the 100 Breast in 1:01.88, the sixth-best time in the ODAC. He finished 13th in the 200 IM in 2:04.39, the seventh-fastest time in the ODAC.

Gregory finished 10th in the 200 Free in 1:51.73. He was 14th in the 500 Free in .5:02.69, the sixth-best time in the ODAC.

Sophomore Matthew Parisi (Williamsburg, Va./Millwood School) placed 10th in the 400 IM in 4:35.25, the sixth-best time in the ODAC. He was 17th in the 200 IM in 2:07.97.

Wills was 12th in the 100 Back in 56.68, the ninth-fastest time in the ODAC.

Sophomore Joe Stephens (Fredericksburg, Va./Stafford) finished 13th in the 100 Back in 57.13.

Junior Jason Sallade (Bristow, Va./Brentsville) was 15th in the 400 IM in 4:45.76.

Senior Sam Runner (Alexandria, Va./West Potomac) placed 16th in the 200 Free in 1:55.34.

Junior Oliver Allen (Seminole, Fla./Osceola) was 17th in the 400 IM in 5:12.27.

Junior William Pimblett (Ashland, Va./Patrick Henry) was 18th in the 400 IM in 5:32.82.

The third and final session of the Yellow Jacket Invitational will begin on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 10 a.m.

Men's Team Standings through Event 24

1 Barton 1362

2 Catholic 893

3 Washington College 623

4 Randolph-Macon 621

5 Lynchburg 503

6 Frostburg State 419.5

7 St. Mary's (Md.) 408.5

8 Emory & Henry 225.5

9 Hampden-Sydney 184

10 Marymount 165.5

11 Virginia Wesleyan 141

12 Bridgewater 115