Oct. 31, 2013
STORRS, Conn. - After defeating Army 197-107 last Saturday at the Wolff-Zackin Natatorium, the University of Connecticut men's swimming and diving team has moved into the Endless Pools/Collegeswimming.com NCAA Division I Top 50 rankings.
The Huskies currently sit at No. 45 in the rankings with 717.6 this season. Michigan stands atop the rankings with 944.8 points, while Florida is No. 2 after accumulating 929.6 points.
UConn, who has a home meet against Villanova this Saturday, received several great swims against the Knights last weekend. Freshman Chris Girg's time of 4:32.85 in the 500-yard freestyle broke the Connecticut pool record and was the 37th best mark in that event on collegeswimming.com this week.
Connecticut had two other top 50 times on collegeswimming.com, as the 400-yard freestyle relay team recorded the 46th best time, while in the 200-yard medley relay, the Huskies finished with the 45th best mark.
Sophomore Mike Lennon also had a solid day in the pool against Army, and his time of 9:31.18 in the 1000-yard freestyle put him just outside top 50 on collegeswimming.com this week, as he checked in at 52.
"Our swimmers and staff are pleased to see this recognition of our swims, and we feel we can continue to move higher as the year goes on," Connecticut coach Bob Goldberg said.
Saturday will be Fall Parents' Day and the meet for both the men and women is set to start at 1 p.m.