Junior Jack Edelson (Charlotte, N.C./Providence Senior) and freshman Nick Cox (Purcellville, Va./Ponte Vedra) earned All-Centennial Conference First Team status to lead Gettysburg College’s postseason awards in men’s swimming.
A total of seven Bullets earned all-conference recognition with first-place finishers at the CC Championship earning first-team and runner-up finishers landing honorable mention.
Edelson was Gettysburg’s top performer with a pair of gold medals in individual events and four runner-up finishes in relays. He smashed the program record in the prelims of the 100 fly at 49.93 and took home his first gold in the finals at 50.14. In one of the best finishes of the four-day meet, the junior made a miraculous comeback in the 200 fly finals, overtaking Franklin & Marshall College’s Jack Sinton in the final yards to win with a time of 1:52.39. Edelson was the first Bullet to sweep the fly events since Pete Casares ’98 in 1996.
Cox landed first-team status in his debut season with the Orange and Blue. The first-year logged the second-fastest time in program history at 50.56 on the way to gold in the 100 back. He also garnered All-CC Honorable Mention with a runner-up finish in the 200 back (1:51.55).
Individually, juniors Duncan Proxmire (McLean, Va./Langley) and Oliver Yancey (Wallingford, Pa./Strath Haven) each claimed a pair of runner-up finishes to land honorable mention all-conference status. Proxmire hit NCAA “B” cuts in both of his long-distance races, finishing in 4:32.68 in the 500 free and 15:57.86 in the 1,650. Yancey hit a national cut time in the 50 free (20.52) and fought his way to a runner-up showing in the 100 breast (57.37).
Edelson, Cox, and Yancey teamed with sophomore Sam Nonemaker (Shippensburg, Pa./Shippensburg) for a pair of silver medals in the 200 medley relay (1:31.31) and the 400 medley relay (3:21.86). In the freestyle relays, Edelson paired up with Nonemaker, Yancey, and junior Aedan Collins (Westfield, N.J./Westfield) for a second-place showing in the 200 (1:22.79). The 800 free relay also hit an NCAA “B” cut at 6:43.85 and featured Collins, Edelson, Proxmire, and junior Danny Petrillo (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan).
Additionally, sophomore Christian Tolino (New Market, Md./Oakdale) was named to the CC All-Sportsmanship Team.
Gettysburg finished runner-up at the CC Championship meet and trailed champion Franklin & Marshall College by just 18.5 points, marking the closest finish in 17 years.
This story was originally posted on the Gettysburg College Website.