Men's Swimming & Diving Takes Second At The Worcester City Championship

Brian Power

WORCESTER, Mass. – Junior diver Nick Videtti (Woodcliff Lake, N.J.) won the Whit Griffith Award for Diver of the Meet after finishing first in both the one-meter and three-meter dives as the Holy Cross men's swimming and diving team finished second at the Worcester City Championship on Friday and Saturday with 1,107 points. WPI finished first with 1,179 points while Clark took third with 693 points. Videtti recorded career-best marks in both dives, finishing with a score of 432.39 in the one-meter and 381.38 in the three-meter.

Senior Brian Power (Southport, Conn.), junior Jan Yburan (Livingston, N.J.) and freshman Tyler Wright (Waterboro, Maine) each recorded two first place finishes. Power set a new meet and pool record in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:00.30 and set a new pool record in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:14.56. Yburan touched the wall in 22.30 seconds in the 50 freestyle and set a new meet record in the 100 freestyle with a time of 48.68 seconds. Wright also set a pool record in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:59.90 and won the 100 butterfly with a time of 54.02.

Other top finishers for the Crusaders included freshman David Mullany (Monroe, Conn.) who took second in the 1,650 freestyle with a pool record time of 17:44.58. Sophomore Michael Brower (Falling Waters, W.Va.) finished behind Wright in the 200 butterfly at 2:13.55 while fellow classmate Jack Swain (West Hartford, Conn.) took third behind Power in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:20.93. Mullany also landed in third place in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:01.86.

Five Holy Cross relay teams recorded second place finishes. The 800 freestyle team of senior Brian Lyons (Greenwich, Conn.), Mullany, junior Tim Liddy (Garden City, N.Y.) and Power finished with a time of 7:34.29 and the 400 medley relay team of Yburan, Power, Wright and Lyons touched the wall at 3:40.25. The 200 freestyle team of sophomore Andrew Olivieri (Newark, Del.), Wright, Lyons and Yburan finished at 1:31.66, the 200 medley team of Yburan, Power, Brower and Wright finished at 1:40.28 and the 400 freestyle team comprised of Wright, Lyons, Power and Yburan finished at 3:22.50.

The men's swimming and diving team will return to action next Saturday, Jan. 26, in a dual meet at Providence at 1:00 p.m.