SEATTLE — Seattle U men’s swimming fell to Grand Canyon, 136-69, in its home opener at the Redhawk Center.

“I thought things went pretty well for the first home meet of the year,“ said Seattle U head coach Craig Nisgor. “We were in it for a well but Grand Canyon pulled away towards the end. We had some great races against the defending conference champions, but will have to tighten some things up tomorrow.”

In the relays, the Redhawks tallied a pair of third-place finishes in the 200-yard Medley and 400 Freestyle. The quartet of Jaden Weiss, Jack Neton, Emmett Moore and Tyler Goodspeed recorded a time of 1:36.89 in the Medley, while Connor Barringer, Alex Roderick, Milan Saric and Zach Zenteno combined for 3:17.02 in the Freestyle. 

Greg Raper edged out a  pair of come-from-behind wins in the 50-yard Freestyle and 100 Butterfly, register respective times of 21.34 and 51.05 to help.

In the 1,650-yard Freestyle, Max Chesno clocked in at 16:23.77 while teammate Justin Kalugin touched at 16.23.91, finishing at second and third respectively.

Will Corona won the 200 Individual Medley as he checked in at 1:53.71, 2.63 seconds faster than the next in the field. He also took added a third-place finish in the 100 Freestyle finishing the event in 47.46.

Roderick also picked up a third-place in the 200 Freestyle with a time of 1:45.09. 

The two squads will face-off again tomorrow beginning at 11 am from the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash.