Swimmer Daniel Keith Places First In Two Events At Michigan-Illinois Quad

Daniel Keith poses for a portrait by Alan Babbitt

Swimmer Daniel Keith won one event and tied for first is another to top Hope College at the Michigan-Illinois Quad hosted by Wheaton College (Illinois) on Saturday.

The Flying Dutchmen finished with 400.5 points. Wheaton won with 558 points and was followed by runner-up Kalamazoo College with 431.5 points, Hope, and Lake Forest College (Illinois) with 396 points.

Keith, pictured, clocked a winning 200-yard backstroke swim of 1 minute, 53.11 seconds.

The sophomore from Saline, Michigan (Saline) tied for first in the 50 freestyle with Kalamazoo's Grant Stille. Both went 21.57.

Junior Daniel Clyde of Ann Arbor, Michigan (Huron) placed runner-up in the 200 freestyle at 1:47.55.

Clyde also took third in the 200 breaststroke at 2:14.27. Teammate Will Benner of State College, Pennsylvania (State College) was fourth in 2:23.47.

Senior Jeff Engle of Kalamazoo, Michigan (Home School) finished fourth in the 200 butterfly at 2:08.72.

Freshman Nick Weigle of Grandville, Michigan (Grandville) was fifth in 50.52.

Hope's next meet is Saturday, January 19 at Kalamazoo College. The MIAA dual meet begins at 1 p.m.

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