LOS ANGELES – (Oct. 21) Seattle University men’s swimming fell by a 130-74 decision to Grand Canyon Saturday morning. Mitchell Crossen won the 100 freestyle and finished second in the 50 freestyle at Loyola Marymount.

“We had strong swims today,” said Coach Craig Nisgor. “The team is coming together and we’re starting to build something. They’re becoming a fortified unit and that will help us throughout the season.”

Crossen won the 100 freestyle with a 46.17, closing with a terrific 24.00 to take first. The showing is the 10th-best in Seattle U history.

Greg Raper finished third in the 100 freestyle with a 47.72 performance.

Crossen’s 50 freestyle time of 21.10 was good for a personal best, as well as second place Saturday.

Austin Barnard and Luke Christensen took second and third, respectively, in the 1000 freestyle Saturday. Barnard’s time of 10:01.49 was good for runner-up, with Christensen touching in 10:13.01.

Jack Baldoni touched the wall in 1:55.33 to take second in the 200 butterfly, a spot in front of Shawn Fujii, who grabbed third with a time of 1:55.80 Saturday.

In the 200 freestyle, Alex Roderick recorded a 1:45.36 to finish second. Zach Zenteno (1:45.93) and Jake Goguen (1:47.62) placed third and fourth, respectively.

Roderick and Barnard claimed second and third, respectively, in the 500 freestyle. Roderick clocked in with a 4:48.17 and Barnard posted a 4:52.45 time.

Morgan Montemayor won silver in the 200 backstroke, finishing in 1:54.35 for SU.

Ben Nussbaum put up a 1:57.71 in the 200 IM, claiming second for the Redhawks. He also took runner-up honors in the 200 breaststroke, swimming a 2:08.33.

In the 200 medley relay, Montemayor, Nussbaum, Baldoni, and Raper combined for a 1:35.49 showing, placing second in the race. 

Seattle U will hold its alumni meet on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Connolly Complex. The event is scheduled for an 11 a.m. start on campus. The Redhawks then host Simon Fraser on Saturday, Nov. 4, in its next regular-season competition.