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Swim and Dive competes hard at the Magnus Invitational

By: Hannah Wiley

On November 17-19 the Mens and Womens Swim and Dive team competed at the Magnus Invite in Cleveland, Ohio. The men placed 6th overall with a total score of 562, while the women placed 8th with a total score of 234.

Sophomore Archie Minto dominated the meet, breaking a total of four program records, racking up six personal best times, and scored a total of 93 points for the team. Minto broke the 50 yard freestyle record with a time of 20:69, the 100 yard freestyle record with a time of 44:94, the 200 yard freestyle record with a time of 1:41:82, and the 50 yard backstroke record with a time of 24:12. He also placed 1st in the 200 yard butterfly with a personal best time of 1:47:28.

Freshman Joe Cooper wasn’t far behind breaking one program record. He garnered three personal best times, and scored 50 points for the team. Cooper broke the 400 yard IM record with a time of 4:01:26. The men’s team also broke the 400 yard freestyle relay record with a time of 3:04:28. The relay consisted of Archie Minto, Benjamin Yant, Alexander Hiltbrand, and Liam O’Connell.

For the women, Freshman Lana Janson dominated the meet, breaking four program records. She swam six personal best times, and earned 57 points for the team. Janson broke the 100 yard breaststroke record with a time of 1:04:30, the 200 yard IM record with a time of 2:03:50, the 200 yard freestyle record with a time of 1:50:98, and the 50 yard breaststroke record with a time of 30:32.

Junior Jordan O’Connor broke two program records, went five personal best times, and scored 13 points for the team. O’Connor broke the 100 yard backstroke record with a time of 57:08 and the 50 yard backstroke record with a time of 26:73.

Lana Janson, Archie Minto, and Samuel Vidal also attended the Toyota US Open Championships on November 30th-December 3rd in Greensboro, North Carolina. Minto placed 12th out of 15 swimmers in the finals for the 200 butterfly and Vidal placed 43rd out of 68 swimmers for the preliminaries in the 100 breaststroke.

On December 3rd both teams went against St.Bonaventure in Olean, New york. The men lost 88-155 and the women lost 82-159.


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