STORRS, Conn. – The UConn men’s swimming and diving team competed this afternoon against Brown at the Wolff-Zackin Natatorium. Due to Ivy League rules the meet could not be scored, however swim times recorded for the swimmers did count towards records and qualifying times.
Freshmen Will Kearsey (Wheathampstead, England) continued the marvelous start to his UConn career, swimming a pool record, 1:38.74, in the 200-yard backstroke. Kearsey opened up the 2016-2017 season with a pair of first place finishes in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke on Oct. 15.
Senior Christopher Girg (Burbach, Germany) swam well in two of his events on Saturday, the 1000 and 500-yard freestyle. In the 1000-yard free, Girg finished in 9:24.64, while completing the 500-yard competition in 4:36.18.
Mark Hunter, part of the first-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay on Oct. 15, competed in the 200-yard individual medley. In the event, Hunter raced to a 1:54.89.
"What a great effort from our team," said Head Coach Bob Goldberg. Will Kearsey set a pool record on the 200 back and competed very well in the medley and free relays."
"Chris Girg also had a great effort in all three events that he competed in this afternoon," said Goldberg.
On the diving end, senior Spencer Beaulieu (Portland, Conn.) record a 272.48 in the 1-meter diving event. His score bested his performance two weeks ago when Beaulieu registered a score of 258.22, taking first-place in the event.
"The divers perforned very well for us today" said Head Diving Coach John Bransfield. "Spencer did very well to win his event and then we got a nice performance out of Dan Kinney who took the top spot in the 3-meter event."
The Huskies return to the pool Friday, November 4 at 6:00 p.m. against the SMU Mustangs. Check back for a preview later on next week on uconnhuskies.com.