Men's swimming ends dual meet season on high note
Published: Sunday, February 10, 2013
Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013 16:08
The UConn men’s swimming and diving team has propelled themselves back over the .500 mark with their win over Colgate on Saturday, concluding their dual meet season with a final record of 4-3.
The Huskies defeated the home team handily by a score of 200-81, posting first place finishes in almost all of the events. The men started the day off snagging the top spot in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:34.56.
The success continued from there, with five athletes dominating the field in two events each. Senior Kyungsoo Yoon continued his string of successful meets by winning the 50-yard freestyle in 21.03 seconds as well as the 100-yard butterfly in 51.57 seconds. Yoon has been a two-time winner in almost every dual meet this season.
Three other swimmers were two-time winners that day. Junior Keith Piper took home first place in the 100-yard backstroke in 52.28 seconds and the 200-yard backstroke in 1:53.77. Diguan Pigot and Mike Lennon came out strong for the freshman class. Pigot won the 100-yard breaststroke in 57.28 seconds and the 100-yard freestyle in 47.39, while Lennon topped the field with a 4:48.41 500-yard freestyle and a 9:47.85 1000-yard freestyle.
On the diving end, Grant Fecteau was another two-time winner for UConn. He won the one-meter with a score of 300.15 and the three meter with a score of 302.40. His teammate Tony Cortright , who had recently been dealing with flu-like symptoms, followed close behind him with second place scores of 278.10 and 286.50.
Other contributors to the Huskies’ win included sophomores Lachezar Shumkov, who won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:07.51, and Sawyer Franz, who defeated his opponents in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:43.60. Senior Joe Glowacki also had a win on Saturday in the 200-yard butterfly.
UConn will compete again next Saturday when it hosts the UConn Open in the Wolff-Zackin Natatorium.