PRINCETON, N.J. -- UConn swimming and diving completed its weekend stay at the Princeton Swimming "Big Al" Invite. The Huskies performed well on the second day of the event.
Mark Hunter earned a victory in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:04.95) while the Huskies placed five swimmers in the top-10 of the event. Alan Li placed fifth (2:10.37), Brandon Cole, seventh (2:13.20), Gregory Dziopa, eighth (2:14:00) and Anthony Dell'Isola 10th (2:15.10).
The Huskies found themselves near the top of the 100-yard breaststroke standings. Hunter (3rd), Li (6th), Dziopa (8th) and Vincent Camin rounded out the top-10 finishes for UConn.
William Kearsey continued his dominance in the backstroke events, winning the 100-yard backstroke in 50.22. In the 200-yard backstroke, the freshmen recorded a second-place finish in the event (1:51.26). Kearsey also competed in the 200-yard freestyle and took third place.
Long distance swimmer Karl Bishop had one of his best performances of his young career, placing second in the 1650-yard freestyle. The freshmen finished the marathon event in 16:15.84.
Christopher Girg collected another top-three finish on the weekend, holding down a third-place result in the 200-yard butterfly (1:55.26).
The relay teams for the Huskies swam well over the weekend, continuing on Saturday. In the 800-yard freestyle relay resulted in a second place finish for the Huskies, touching up at 6:54.14. The relay team consisted of Girg, Kearsey, Kimura and Co-captain Kevin Konarski.
The Huskies in the 400-yard freestyle relay team notched a third-place finish with a time of 3:07.24. The UConn team consisted of James Donlevy, William Kearsey, Kyle Kimura and Daniel Krentsa.
In the diving event today, Dan Kinney won scoring a 336.0 in the three-meter, a career-best for Kinney. The score qualified Kinney for the NCAA Zones. Spencer Beaulieu and Kyle Kennedy followed Kinney in the standings, slotting sixth and ninth overall.
"The guys performed well again today," said head diving coach John Bransfield. "Anytime you qualify for Zones that is quite an accomplishment and Dan had a great weekend for us. Spencer and Kyle were solid as well in this highly competitive meet."
Next up for UConn is the highly competitive Virginia tech Invite which runs from Thursday Nov. 17-Sunday Nov. 20.
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