PHOENIX – Seattle University men’s swimming won three races and set a new SU top-10 all-time mark as it fell at Grand Canyon Saturday. Juan Varela, Shawn Fujii, and Jack Neton each took gold in individual events. The Redhawks dropped a 127-77 decision to the Lopes.
"We had some really good races today," said Coach Craig Nisgor. "It was good to see Jack, Shawn and Juan win. Greg put up some good times. We just weren't as crisp on some things and we'll work on that."
Varela continued his stellar weekend with a win in the 1000 freestyle. The freshman recorded a 9:50.78 for his second victory in two days. The time is good for ninth-best in program history. Austin Barnard claimed runner-up honors with a 10:04.57 effort.
Varela’s 4:51.69 in the 500 freestyle was good for second place Saturday. Alex Roderick and Barnard finished third and fourth, respectively.
Fujii won the 200 butterfly, beating the rest of the field with a 1:55.64 performance.
In the 200 breaststroke, Neton put up a 2:06.52 to get gold.
In the 200 backstroke, Ryan Shaw swam a 1:56.28 to finish second.
In the 200 freestyle, Zach Zenteno finished third with a 1:45.70.
In the 200 freestyle relay, SU took third, as Crossen, Keane, Raper, and Isaac Parker combined for a 1:25.38 showing.
SU is off until its annual alumni meet on Nov. 10. It is slated for an 11 a.m. start at the Redhawk Center.