HOUSTON – (Feb. 22) Seattle University men’s swimming completed action on day two of the 2018 Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Championships Thursday. SU logged several all-time top-10 times at the CRWC Natatorium in Houston.

“Greg, Ben, and Zach had really strong swims for us tonight,” said Coach Craig Nisgor. “We saw a lot of lifetime bests and top-10 times today, so that’s a good sign. We’ve just got to keep moving forward and getting it done.”

In the 200 IM finals, Ben Nussbaum touched in 1:51.41, claiming the sixth-best effort in program history.

Greg Raper’s 20.62 in the 50 freestyle prelims marked the third-fastest showing in Seattle U history. He then placed 18th in the finals with a 20.68 effort. Later in the night, Raper led off the 200 freestyle relay with a 20.53, improving his all-time mark.

Austin Barnard posted a 4:35.82 showing in the 500 freestyle prelims. He placed 15th in the “B” finals with a 4:35.96 time. Zach Zenteno won the “C” finals with a 4:33.87, marking a lifetime best. Alex Roderick (4:37.91), Jake Goguen (4:40.92), and Luke Christensen (4:44.09) were close behind for the Redhawks.

The 200 freestyle relay team of Raper, Ian Keane, Jack Baldoni, and Mitchell Crossen combined to notch a 1:22.45 time, good for sixth-best in program history.

In the 100 breaststroke time trial, Shawn Fujii claimed a personal-best 59.43 time.

There are six finals slated for Friday, as the 400 IM, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, and 400 medley relay are on the schedule.

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