FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – Seattle University men’s swimming opened action at the 2018 Husky Invitational Friday. The 200 freestyle relay won gold, while Greg Raper, Isaac Parker, and Ian Keane each broke into the SU all-time top-10 in the 50 freestyle final.
“We had a really solid day across the board,” said Coach Craig Nisgor. “We kept getting stronger as the day went on. I’m really happy with what we saw today. We had a good attitude as a team and we’ll look to keep it going tomorrow.”
In the 50 freestyle final, Raper touched second with a 20.40 time. That ranks second on the all-time charts at Seattle U. Parker clocked in at 20.80, good for fourth, while Keane took fifth with a 20.83 effort. The times are eighth and ninth, respectively, on the Redhawks’ all-time top-10 list.
The 200 freestyle relay of Raper, Keane, Parker, and Mitchell Crossen won. Their time of 1:22.43 is sixth-fastest in program history.
On the day, four other Redhawks posted lifetime-best swims. In the 200 IM prelims, Tyler Goodspeed swam a 1:55.18 and Ryan Shaw recorded a 1:56.45. Juan Varela finished in 4:37.95 in the 500 freestyle prelims, while Zach Zenteno logged personal bests in both the 100 backstroke (51.97) and the 50 freestyle (20.92).
The meet continues tomorrow, with preliminaries beginning at 9 a.m. Five individual races and two relay events are on tap for Saturday’s schedule.