HOUSTON – Greg Raper of Seattle University men’s swimming set a new school record in the 100 freestyle on the final day of the 2019 Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Championships. The 400 freestyle relay also put together a school record Saturday at the CRWC Natatorium.
“It’s really exciting to see a couple school records go down,” said Coach Craig Nisgor. “It was like an upward swing today. Each session kept getting better for us. It’s awesome to finish out with Greg and 400 free relay putting up those records.”
Raper burst to a 44.52 in the 100 freestyle finals, establishing a new school record. The junior's performance topped Jordan Anderson’s 44.56 time from February 26, 2011.
Mitchell Crossen, Raper, Isaac Parker, and Jake Goguen combined to post an SU record in the 400 freestyle relay at last year's WAC meet. On Saturday night, the foursome topped 2018's effort. They recorded a 3:00.78, shaving over 0.5 seconds off last year's mark.
In the 1650 freestyle, Juan Varela swam a 15:53.12, good for second all-time at Seattle U.
In the 100 freestyle prelims, Goguen logged a 45.61 to take the fifth-fastest time in SU history. Parker and Kyle Bailey both put up personal-best times in the same race.
Ryan Ascencio recorded a 1:50.66 in the 200 butterfly finals, fifth on the Redhawks’ all-time list.
In the 200 backstroke, Zach Zenteno’s 1:51.19 took over the ninth slot in SU’s history.