SEATTLE – Greg Raper of Seattle University men’s swimming set a Redhawk Center record in the 50 freestyle as SU celebrated senior day Saturday. Simon Fraser pulled out a tight dual with a 137-124 decision in the Redhawks’ final regular-season meet.

Before the contest, Seattle U recognized Austin Barnard, Mitchell Crossen, and Ian Keane for their contributions to the Redhawk program.

"It was a strong meet today," said Coach Craig Nisgor. "It went down to the last relay. It was a tough way to lose, but today told us a lot about where we're at going into the conference meet. Our seniors had really good meets. They've all put a lot into this program and helped to make this a close-knit unit." 

In the 50 freestyle race, Raper clocked in at 20.34 seconds to set a new pool record at SU. It marks the second-fastest 50 freestyle time in program history. 

On Saturday, Isaac Parker was second in the 50 freestyle with a 20.92 effort, while Keane took third.

Raper followed with a win in the 100 butterfly, logging a 48.98 time.

Freshman Chang He won the 100 breaststroke, touching in 59.08 seconds. Jack Neton finished second with a 59.42 time.

In the 200 breaststroke, Neton touched first. He swam a 2:06.34 to win, while He notched second-place honors.

In the 200 medley relay, the group of Ryan Shaw, Neton, Raper, and Isaac Parker combined to win with a 1:33.08, winning gold by 0.61 seconds.

Alex Roderick and Crossen took second and third, respectively, in the 200 freestyle event. In the 100 backstroke, Shaw and Colby Evenson claimed second and third, respectively. Ryan Ascencio and Shawn Fujii were runner-up and third place in the 200 butterfly Saturday. Crossen and Parker recorded silver and bronze finishes in the 100 freestyle, with Keane claiming fourth.

In the 200 backstroke, Shaw posted a second-place finish with a 1:53.93 effort.

The Redhawks will next prepare for the 2019 WAC Championships, held in Houston from Feb. 27-Mar. 2.