FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – Seattle University men’s swimming won the collegiate team title at the 2018 Husky Invite Sunday. Freshmen Ryan Ascencio and Juan Varela broke into SU’s all-time top 10 list.

"We had a great team performance this weekend," said Coach Craig Nisgor. "We came together as a team and made things happen. We had a lot of lifetime bests and top 10s. I'm excited about where we are and where we're headed. We'll be in good shape for conference."

Varela’s 15:57.08 in the 1650 freestyle marked the fourth-fastest time in school history and slotted him sixth in Sunday’s race.

The 400 freestyle relay of Mitchell Crossen, Ian Keane, Alex Roderick, and Greg Raper won. The group swam a time of 3:04.95 to touch first and post the ninth-best effort in SU history.

In the 200 butterfly final Sunday, Ascencio placed fifth with a 1:52.04 performance. The time is the ninth-fastest in program history.

Raper touched first in the 100 freestyle prelims (45.40) and then claimed second in the final (45.41) Sunday. Crossen logged a fourth-place finish in the final with a 46.04 effort.

Ian Keane and Tyler Goodspeed both claimed personal-best times in the 100 freestyle, while Chang He put up a lifetime best in the 200 breaststroke. Shawn Fujii's 200 butterfly performance also marked a personal best.

In the 200 breaststroke final, Jack Neton grabbed silver with a 2:03.69 showing, just off his personal best.

Ryan Shaw took fifth in the 200 backstroke final, tallying a time of 1:52.13. In prelims earlier in the day, Shaw clocked in at 1:51.91.

The team of Zach Zenteno, Jake Goguen, Isaac Parker, and Tyler Goodspeed combined to take fourth in the 400 freestyle relay with a 3:07.86.

SU heads to Whitworth on Jan. 4-5 for its next competition.