Redhawks Roll in Season Opener Friday
SEATTLE – Seattle University men’s swimming took down Pacific Lutheran, 146.5-39.5, in the 2018-19 opener at the Redhawk Center. SU won all 11 events at the meet, as Shawn Fujii won both the 100 breaststroke and 100 butterfly and was a member of the winning 200 medley relay Friday.
“We did what we came in planning to do,” said Coach Craig Nisgor. “We wanted to race and get things going. We want to make sure we’re doing the right things to set ourselves up for the season.”
The 200 medley relay of Ryan Shaw, Jack Neton, Fujii, and Tyler Goodspeed got the night started right for the Redhawks, clocking in at 1:37.21 to touch first.
Fujii followed with a 51.57 showing in the 100 butterfly, leading a 1-2-3 finish for SU. Freshmen Milan Saric and Ryan Ascencio took second and third, respectively, in the event.
In the 100 breastroke, Fujii posted a 1:01.66 to take gold. Freshmen Chang He and Tyler Goodspeed followed in second and third, respectively.
Alex Roderick won the 200 freestyle, as SU picked up another 1-2-3 finish. Zach Zenteno and Giovanni Copioli finished next for the Redhawks.
In the 50 freestyle, Seattle U tallied yet another 1-2-3 finish, with Isaac Parker touching first with a 21.59. Mitchell Crossen and Ian Keane were next in the event.
Jack Neton posted a 4:16.70 in the 400 IM, taking first place.
Crossen’s 48.05 in the 100 freestyle was good for first, with Zenteno just behind at 48.96 seconds.
In the 100 backstroke, Shaw picked up gold with a 53.27 effort.
Austin Barnard’s 4:55.33 in the 500 freestyle was good for gold, as Roderick and Luke Christensen followed in second and third, respectively.
The men closed the night with a win in the 200 freestyle relay. Crossen, Zenteno, Keane, and Parker teamed up to touch in 1:26.46 in the event.
SU heads to Grand Canyon next weekend, as the Lopes host a two-day meet on Oct. 19-20.