LEWISBURG, Pa. – Senior Brian Power (Southport, Conn.) set his third school record in as many days as the Holy Cross men's swimming and diving team finished eighth at the 2013 Patriot League Championship on Saturday. Power finished 14th in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:04.95, shattering his previous record from 2011 by 2.39 seconds. Power originally broke the school record in the preliminary heat, finishing at 2:05.05.
Junior Jan Yburan (Livingston, N.J.) also tied his school record in the 200 backstroke, taking 19th in the preliminaries with a time of 1:57.00. Freshman Tyler Wright (Waterboro, Maine) qualified for the night session with a 16th place finish in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:56.33, and finished in 13th place overall with a time of 1:56.52.
Sophomore Thomas Horigan (West Hartford, Conn.) finished behind Yburan in the 200 backstroke with a personal best time of 2:03.17. Sophomore Jack Swain (West Hartford, Conn.) also set a personal best in the 200 breaststroke, finishing behind Power with a time of 2:11.63. Senior Ned Supple (Needham, Mass.) was one of three swimmers to set new career bests in the 100 freestyle. He swam the event in 49.70 seconds, junior Tim Liddy (Garden City, N.Y.) touched the wall at 50.14 and sophomore Michael Noon (Stamford, Conn.) clocked a time of 50.96 seconds. On the diving side, junior Nick Videtti (Woodcliff Lake, N.J.) was the top Crusader finisher in the one-meter with a score of 225.90.
Along with today's record, Power set new school records in the 200 individual medley (1:56.27) on day one and 100 breaststroke (57.43) on day two. The 400-medley relay team of Yburan, Power, Wright and senior Brian Lyons (Greenwich, Conn.) also set a new school record on day one with a time of 3:31.63 and the 200 medley relay team of Horigan, Power, Wright and Yburan set a new school record on day two with a time of 1:37.29.
Navy won the team championship with 995.5 points. Army finished second with 734 points, followed by Bucknell with 543.5 points. Lehigh (393.5), American (270), Colgate (189), Lafayette (178) and Holy Cross (133.5) rounded out the field.
The 2013 men's swimming and diving season has come to and end.