Nuckles anchors McDaniel effort

Published 11:28 pm Saturday, February 25, 2012

Bryan Nuckles of Suffolk, a graduate of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, led off the 200 free relay for McDaniel College, keying the first of two program-record performances to lead McDaniel at the 2012 Centennial Conference men’s swimming championship hosted by Gettysburg last weekend.

The Green Terror amassed 161 points over the three days to finish seventh. Gettysburg easily won its 10th title with 846 points, outdistancing Dickinson by 222 points.

Jesse Mills (Catonsville, Md./Mt. St. Joseph), James Eu (Reston, Va./Hargrave Military Academy) and Patrick Rogers (Landisville, Pa./Hempfield) joined Nuckles on the record-setting 200 free relay that finished seventh with a time of 1:28.46.

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Nuckles anchored the 200 medley relay, joining Stephen Hoyt (Glastonbury, Conn./Glastonbury), James Eu and Jesse Mills to finish seventh with a time of 1:38.51, setting a new program record in that event as well.

Nuckles also led off the 400 free relay, teaming with Rogers, Hoyt and Eu to finish seventh in a time of 3:6.83, which is third on the program’s all-time list.

Nuckles added a ninth-place individual showing in the 50 free with a time of 21.60 seconds after qualifying for the B-finals with a 15th-place showing in the preliminaries (21.97).

He was also 13th in the 100 backstroke with a time of 59.61 in the finals and 22nd overall in the 100 butterfly. Despite not swimming in the fly finals, he still turned in a time of 56.21, which ranks ninth all-time.