SPOKANE – Mitchell Crossen of Seattle University men’s swimming won two individual races and led off the winning 200 freestyle relay team at Whitworth Friday night. SU holds a 118-86 lead heading into Saturday’s final day of competition.

The team had a long day of travel, having to take an alternate route to Spokane and arriving behind schedule.

"We were definitely a little stiff," said Coach Craig Nisgor. "Once we got moving, we looked better. We were thinking about the details and we know that will help us in the future. I think we're set up for a good day tomorrow."

The Redhawks swept the medal stand in the 200 freestyle, with Crossen, Zach Zenteno, and Isaac Parker finishing 1-2-3. Crossen tallied a winning time of 1:45.34 in the race.

In the 100 freestyle, Crossen and Tyler Goodspeed claimed first and second, respectively. Crossen’s time of 47.76 gave him the victory.

In the 200 freestyle relay, Crossen, Zenteno, Milan Saric, and Alex Roderick won with a time of 1:28.56.

In the 1650 freestyle, freshman Juan Varela swam a 16:40.19 to take first. Austin Barnard finished second in the event.

Shawn Fujii notched a 52.27 to win gold in the 100 butterfly Friday.

Ryan Shaw touched first in the 100 backstroke, clocking in at 52.97 seconds.

The teams will square off again tomorrow with an 11 a.m. start time at Whitworth.