STORRS, Conn. - University of Connecticut junior swimmers Jeff Magin (Brookfield, Conn.) and Ryan Walsh (Monroe, N.Y.) each won two individual races, while junior John Brice (Bala Cynwood, Pa.) swept the diving events for the second time this weekend, as the Huskies defeated Seton Hall, 166.2-125.5, on Senior Day at the Wolff-Zackin Natatorium on Sunday. With the win, UConn improved to 4-1 in dual meets this season.
Five senior swimmers were recognized prior to the meet, and two seniors, Sawyer Franz (Pine, Colo.) and Wyatt Boliek (Greenville, S.C.), won individual races against the Pirates. Franz captured first-place honors in the 200-yard backstroke (1:52.81), while Boliek topped all swimmers in the 200-yard breaststroke after swimming it in 2:13.54.
Brice concluded a perfect sweep on the boards this weekend, winning the 1 and 3-meter events on Sunday. He totaled 292.95 points in the 1-meter before earning his fourth win of the week end in the 3-meter, finishing with a final score of 361.73.
The Huskies secured each of the top-four spots in the 1-meter, as Jeffrey Aselin (Riverside, Conn.) scored a 283.50 and Daniel Kinney (Middletown, Conn.) tallied 278.92 points to round out the top three. Sophomore Spencer Beaulieu (Portland, Conn.) finished fourth with a score of 271.64. Kinney saw a second-place finish (306.91) in the 3-meter, while Beaulieu was third in the event after totaling 294.60 points.
"The kids are doing really well right now," UConn diving coach John Bransfield said. "They dominated both events against Seton Hall and Boston College this weekend."
Magin won the 100-yard backstroke (51.22) before touching the wall in 46.77 to beat all swimmers in the 100-yard freestyle. Walsh had another strong showing this weekend, as he swept the butterfly events, winning the 100-yard fly (51.90) and the 200-yard fly (1:55.28). Magin, Walsh and Franz teamed up with senior Felix Samuels (London, England) to win the 400-yard medley relay, capturing first place after swimming it in 3:28.58.
"I was happy with our swims today and the way we fought through some fatigue," UConn swimming coach Bob Goldberg said. "Our consistency the last two days of competition shows we are on the right track."
Other individual winners on Sunday were junior Mile Lennon (Williston Park, N.Y.), sophomore James Donlevy (Lake Grove, N.Y.) and freshmen Kyle Kimura (Tampa, Fla.) and Daniel Krensta (Brookfield, Conn.). Lennon race to first place in the 1650-yard freestyle (16:29.06), and Donlevy tallied a first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle after swimming it in 21.39. Kimura won the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:46.73, while Krensta earned first place in the 200-yard freestyle (1:45.76).
UConn continues its dual meet schedule next weekend on Jan. 31 on the road against Dartmouth. The meet is slated for a 12 p.m. start.
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