Gettysburg College freshman swimmer Sam Nelson, just recently a star performer for Gettysburg High School, took down the school 1000 freestyle record on Saturday with a swim of 9:36.21. The old record of 9:37.76 was set in 2020.
Nelson also finished second to his brother, Harry, a junior, in the 500 freestyle, with times of 4:40.19 and 4:47.61, respectively.
Although defeated in the dual meet by Hopkins, the Gettysburg women’s team broke four team records on the day.
Gettysburg High School product Sam Nelson is off to a fine start at Gettysburg College.
Olivia Pyott downed the school record in the 100 breaststroke with a first-place swim of 1:04.89. The previous record of 1:05.04 was set at the 2023 Centennial Conference Championships. Pyott was also a member of the winning and record-breaking 400 Medley A-Team that finished with a 3:50.98. She finished her day by adding a second-place finish in the 200 breaststroke, swimming a 2:20.84. Her time was just a few tenths of a second off the school record of 2:20.69.
Lanie McKenzie set a third program record with a first-place swim of 2:05:05 in the 200 backstroke. The previous record was 2:05.38, set in 2020.
Gettysburg returns to action on December 1st for the Gettysburg Invitational. Session one begins at 5:30 p.m.
Information in this story originally appeared on the Gettysburg College website.