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Date: December 10, 2004
Contact: Chris Hodgson (540) 458-8674
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Ginder Ranked Fourth in 200 Free and Sixth in 100 Free

Sophomore Michael Ginder

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's swimming team is the 15th ranked Division III team with 178.29 points, according to the latest poll on Emory University sits atop the rankings with 237.98 points.

Sophomore Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) also finds himself ranked among the nation's elite. His time of 1:41.57 in the 200-yard freestyle is the fourth fastest time in Division III, while he is sixth in DIII in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 46.37. His time in the 100-yard freestyle is the second fastest in W&L history. Both of these times were swam at the Franklin & Marshall Invitational on Sat., Dec. 4.

The Generals are 4-0 on the season and will return to the pool on Sat., Jan. 8, when they host seventh-ranked SUNY-Geneseo. The meet begins at 6:00 pm. Division III Men's Swimming Poll

1) Emory University 237.98
2) Kenyon College 232.46
3) Johns Hopkins University 213.46
4) New York University 212.54
5) Wabash College 205.40
6) Wheaton (IL) College 203.04
7) SUNY-Geneseo 200.60
8) Washington University 197.42
9) Gustavus Adolphus 197.02
10) Carthage College 196.32
11) RPI 184.53
12) Case Western Reserve 184.31
13) University of Chicago 180.80
14) DePauw University 180.45
15) Washington and Lee 178.29



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