Former Davenport North swimmer Michael Brus was named the men’s swimmer of the year as Grinnell College won its 12th consecutive Midwest Conference swimming championship over the weekend.
Brus, a junior, achieved the NCAA “A’’ standard in the 200 backstroke and was just two tenths of a second from setting the NCAA Division-III record in the event. He won in the finals by nearly 11 seconds.
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Brus also was the individual winner of the 200 and 500 freestyles and swam on four winning relays — the 200 medley, 400 medley, 400 freestyle and 800 freestyle.