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Kontopanos, Fadeyev Finish Strong in 200 IM at Yellow Jacket Invitational

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CHESTERFIELD, Va. - Freshman Victor Kontopanos (North Chesterfield, Va./Home School) and senior Ivan Fadeyev (Manassas, Va./Osbourn Park) both finished in the Top 5 out of 32 individuals in the 200 IM during the first session of the Yellow Jacket Invitational at the Collegiate School Aquatic Center.

The Yellow Jackets were fifth out of nine schools in the team standings.

Kontopanos was fourth in the 200 IM in 1:58.56, followed by Fadeyev in fifth in 1:58.62. Kontopanos joined senior Alex Daube (Hampton, Va./Hampton), sophomore Matt Howard (Fredericksburg, Va./James Monroe) and senior Ealon Mann (Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg) to take seventh out of 16 teams in the 200 Free Relay.

Junior Jordan Witherow (Mechanicsville, Va./Lee-Davis) was seventh out of 34 in the 500 Free in 4:53.13, followed by senior Bryan McCarthy (Chester, Va./Thomas Dale) in 11th in 4:57.16 and sophomore Sam Runner (Alexandria, Va./West Potomac) in 15th in 5:04.40.

Mann took eighth out of 67 participants in the 50 Free in 21.81, followed by Daube in 23rd in 22:53.

Fadeyev, Daube, McCarthy and Mann teamed to take sixth out of 15 teams in the 400 Medley Relay in 3:37.94.

The second session will be on Saturday beginning at 8:45 a.m., followed by the third and final session at 4:45 p.m.

Team Standings following Session 1

1 Howard 430

2 Washington 393

3 Catawba 375

4 Catholic 314

5 Randolph-Macon 272

6 Barton 231

7 Marymount 171

8 St. Mary's 132

9 Bridgewater 46