SEATTLE – (Jan. 6) Seattle University men’s swimming hammered Whitworth, 185-77, Saturday. Eight different Redhawks won individual races to lead the way on senior day at the Connolly Complex.
Jack Baldoni, Julian Morales, Morgan Montemayor, and Ben Nussbaum were recognized before the event in SU’s senior day ceremony. The group followed with stellar performances to close out their Connolly Complex careers.
“This senior class has brought a tremendous amount to the program,” said Coach Craig Nisgor. “They’ve been a part of school records and numerous top times. It’s not just what they bring to the pool or the classroom, it’s about who they are and the leadership they provide.”
Nussbaum won the 100 breaststroke. The senior clocked a 59.93 to touch first.
Nussbaum won the 200 IM with a 1:57.66.
In the 100 backstroke, Montemayor and Ryan Shaw claimed the top two spots. Montemayor logged a 51.83 time.
Baldoni and Shawn Fujii went 1-2 in the 100 butterfly. Baldoni swam a 49.04 to claim gold.
In the 400 medley relay, the senior class of Montemayor, Nussbaum, Baldoni, and Morales teamed up to win the race.
Austin Barnard won the 1000 freestyle with a 10:00.77 showing, over 14 seconds ahead of the rest of the field.
In the 100 freestyle, Crossen finished first, with Montemayor taking second. Crossen swam a 46.97 to win.
In the 200 butterfly, Fujii and Taj Mercer claimed the top two spots. Fujii compiled a 1:57.90 showing.
Roderick was victorious in the 500 freestyle with a 4:49.97. Raper placed second.
Roderick, Goguen, Crossen, and Raper teamed up to win the 400 freestyle relay event.
“The team is really coming together,” said Nisgor. “It’s not just one person standing out. We’re winning and backing that up with second and third place. We’re starting to show what Seattle U swimming is all about.”
The Redhawks travel to Colorado Springs next weekend. They will compete against Air Force and Incarnate Word on Jan. 12-13.