Gross, Roberts lead men's swim team

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: February 26, 2010

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. --- Ben Gross placed fourth in the 50-yard freestyle and Mason Roberts swam to a fifth in the 50 breaststroke for Colby College on the opening night of the New England Small College Athletic Conference Men's Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday night at Williams College.

Gross had an NCAA 'B' cut qualifying time of 20.99 in the 50 freestyle, while Roberts had a 26.71 in the 50 breaststroke. Ryan Trafton also made a championship final and placed sixth in the 50 butterfly with a 23.40 clocking (23.33 prelim).

Gross also teamed with Reilly Taylor, Kevin Smith, and Raymond Rieling in placing ninth in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:26.70. Smith also placed 12th in the 500 freestyle (4:45.29) and Craig Zevin took 16th in the 50 breaststroke (27.82, 27.60 prelim).

The team of Gross, Roberts, Trafton, and Smith also placed ninth in the 400 medley relay in 3:35.02.

Scores through Friday finals

       Place School                                          Points


                1 Williams College                   WILL            740.5

                2 Tufts University                   TUFTS           526.5

                3 Amherst College                    AMHER           484 

                4 Middlebury College                 MIDD            340 

                5 Connecticut College                CONN            316.5

                6 Bowdoin College                    BOWD            269.5

                7 Hamilton College                   HAM             264 

                8 Wesleyan University                WES             263 

                9 Bates College                      BATES           245 

               10 Colby College                      COLBY           212 

               11 Trinity College                    TRIN            167