Connecticut Concludes Action At The Virginia Tech Invitational

Junior Sawyer Franz finished first in the B-Final of the 200-yard backstroke Saturday with a time of 1:48.19.

Nov. 25, 2013


BLACKSBURG, Va. – The University of Connecticut men’s swimming team concluded action in the Virginia Tech Invitational Saturday in Virginia, where the Huskies finished fourth out of four teams with a team score of 592.

During the three day event, the Huskies saw solid performance from many swimmers, starting in the A-Final of the 500-yard freestyle on Friday. Freshman Chris Girg finished third in the event, posting a time of 4:25.64, while sophomore Mike Lennon took home fifth place honors after swimming the event in 4:31.28.

In the B-Final of the 500-yard freestyle, junior Sawyer Franz finished in first place with a time of 4:33.13 and junior Luke Zalewski had the best time in the C-Final, completing the race in a time of 4:41.03.

On Saturday, the UConn 200-yard medley relay team of sophomore Jeff Magin, junior Lachezar Shumkov, senior Asher Garcia and junior Felix Samuels posted a time of 1:31.17 to finish third in the event. Magin’s strong day continued, as he finished second in the B-Final in the 100-yard butterfly, swimming the event in 50.24.

Lennon and Franz both had another productive day Saturday, as Lennon came in second place in the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 15:41.33, while in the B-Final of the 200-yard backstroke, Franz finished with the best time, recording a time of 1:48.19.

The Huskies return to the pool December 6th for the USA Swimming Nationals in Knoxville, Tenn. The meet will last two days with races happening throughout each day.