Men’s swimming and diving beats Seton Hall
Published: Monday, January 28, 2013
Updated: Monday, January 28, 2013 22:01
With the stands packed for Senior Day on Sunday, Jan. 27, the UConn men’s swimming and diving team coasted to a 180-108 win over Seton Hall, improving their record, 3-2.
After the seniors were honored in a ceremony prior to the meet, the Huskies began their fight against the now 4-9 Pirates, decorated in the traditional Connecticut blue and white in a room filled with family members and supporters. This festive atmosphere and the emotions of senior day aided in driving five of the Huskies to win two events each.
Three of these double-winners were seniors, making a huge impact in their last home meet. Among them was Kyungsoo Yoon, winning the 50-yard freestyle in 20.94 seconds and the 100-yard freestyle in 47.31. Joe Glowacki beat the pack in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 52.31 seconds, and the 200-yard butterfly in 1:56:09. Senior diver Grant Fecteau also won the one-meter dive with a score of 309.53 and the three-meter with 354.23, making Sunday a great day for all of the seniors and their fellow Husky teammates.
Also contributing to the victory with multiple wins were sophomore Lachezar Shumkov, prevailing in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke, and freshman Mike Lennon, the victor of the 500 and 1,000-yard freestyle.
The Huskies did not stop there, posting wins in several other events. Junior Sean Battle bested his competition in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:42.39, and his fellow classmate Keith Piper enjoyed similar success in his event. Sophomore Sawyer Franz won the 200-yard backstroke in 1:53.44, and freshman Diguan Pigot topped off the Husky victory with his 1:56.33 win in the 200-yard individual medley.
Inspired by their recent success, the Huskies return to the pool this week in preparation for an away meet against Dartmouth at 1:00 p.m. next Saturday.