PUGET SOUND, Wash. — Seattle U men’s swimming started the 2019-20 campaign in winning-fashion with a first-place overall finish at the Logger Relays. The Redhawks won three of nine events in Saturday’s affair, earning 197 points, 36 more than the next closest squad.
“I’m really please with how the team competed,” said head coach Craig Nisgor. “We showed a lot depth which helped us to a successful start in the year. I was also really happy with how the team came together and supported each other.”
In the 1000-yard Freestyle, sophomore Juan Varela took third with a time of 9:48.71. Justin Kalugin meanwhile finished fifth in the race but posted a Top 10 mark, as the freshman posted a time of 9:50.10, good for ninth-overall in school-history.
Seattle U claimed full points in the 3x100-yard Butterfly, 200 Freestyle and 400 Freestyle Relays. In the Butterfly event, Emmett Moore, Milan Suric and Shawn Fujii penned a time of 2:33.80. Greg Raper, Isaac Parker, Tyler Goodspeed, Milan Saric registered a 1:24.30 mark in the 200 Freestyle. The quartet of Raper, Jake Goguen, Isaac Parker, and Will Corona took top-billing in the 400 Freestyle with a time of 3:06.35.
In the 200-yard Medley Relay, Redhawk foursome Jaden Weiss, Chang He, Moore and Goodspeed took second with a time of 1:35.21, finishing .15 seconds faster than the team of Ryan Shaw, Jack Neton, Raper, and Parker which took third.
The team of Connor Barringer, Alex Roderick and Goguen went 5:17.99 in the 3x200 Freestyle Relay as they took second. Neton, He, and Thiss also claimed a second-place finish in the 3x100 Breaststroke Relay as they combined for a time of 2:59.78.
In the 3x100 Medley Relay the Seattle U team of Corona, Neton and Shaw finished third with a time of 2:42.07. Corona, who led-off the race, recorded a 51.78 time in the opening leg, a mark which qualifiers the freshman for the National Invitational Championships’ Individual Medley event.
Seattle U will return to action on Friday, Oct. 18 when it hosts Western Athletic Conference foe, Grand Canyon at the Redhawk Center.