"We kept getting better as the day went on," said Coach Craig Nisgor. "It was tough with our travel today, but we kept getting stronger and we'll look to carry it over to tomorrow."
In the 400 IM, Jack Neton swam a 4:09.56, good for 10th on the Redhawks’ all-time list in the race. The sophomore followed with a second-place showing in the 100 breaststroke, finishing in 59.08.
Varela grabbed second in the 1650 freestyle, clocking in at 16:36.57 Friday. Austin Barnard finished next with a 17:05.97.
Zenteno and Alex Roderick took second and third, respectively, in the 200 freestyle.
In the 100 freestyle, Mitchell Crossen picked up third place. He finished in 47.85 seconds.
In the 400 freestyle relay, Crossen, Roderick, Tyler Goodspeed, and Zenteno teamed up to take runner-up honors. The group posted a 3:10.87 in the race. The team of Ryan Shaw, Milan Saric, Copioli, and Ascencio finished third, notching a 3:19.86.
The 200 medley relay squad of Shaw, Neton, Raper, and Isaac Parker placed second, tallying a 1:35.42 in the event.
SU will take on the Lopes again tomorrow. The contest is scheduled for 11 a.m. at GCU.