Plumridge helps Gryphons to second-place finish

Jeff Plumridge and the University of Guelph Gryphons men’s swim team shared something in common with the Grey Cup champion Montreal Alouettes.
Last weekend was their best in a quarter-century.
The Fort Frances native was part of the Gryphons’ second-place showing at the OUA Campbell Division championships in Guelph—the squad’s highest finish in 25 years at an intercollegiate meet.
The Gryphons, now ranked fourth in the OUA, compiled 1,541 points overall to trail only the University of Toronto Blues (2,049.5) in the seven-team event, with Plumridge making his mark against top-calibre competition.
He posted a seventh-place finish in the 200-m breaststroke with a time of 2:35.32 and took eighth spot in the 100-m breaststroke (1:08.08).
Plumridge also finished eighth in the 50-m breaststroke (31.33).
Plumridge, a former member of the Fort Frances Aquanauts, is the son of Rod and Linda Plumridge of town.

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