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Numerous Huskies Register Season-Best Times

Nov. 19, 2017


– The UConn men and women’s swimming and diving teams built on their successful day one with another solid day of competition at the House of Champions. Many Huskies swam their best races of the season by registering season-best times. 

The men's team leads the standings with 1041.5 points while the women's team has increased its lead at the top with a score of 1253. 

In the 200 Medley Relay, UConn captured the top-two spots with both groups racing to season-best times. The quartet of Georgia Apostulo, Julie Hu, Dani Bordes and Eliza Manning took first with a relay of 1:43.92. The second set of Huskies, Annika Grewal, Sammi Bassman, Megan Wenman and Brazil Rule swam in 1:44.84.

Will Kearsey, Mark Hunter, Kyle Kimura and Luke Martin added to the Huskies relay success by swimming their top time of the season in the 200 Medley Relay in 1:29.68 and taking second place in the event.



“Another fantastic night. I am most proud of our relays. The 800 Free Relay is a true test of a team’s grit and toughness, and I think we came through in a big way,” said head swimming coach Chris Maiello. ”Many great times and event victories highlighted the night. We are looking forward to finishing the meet the right way tomorrow.

A pair of Huskies swam season-best times in the 100 Fly with sophomore Megan Wenman (Rosemont, Minn.) finishing the finals in 55.80 and Kyle Kimura placing third with a time of 49.00.

UConn took 1-2-3 in the 400 IM with Emma Smith logging another victory with a season-best time of 4:23.26 in the finals. Holly Parker (4.24.68) and Katie Breault (4.24.77) finished second and third, respectively, by swimming season-best times.

The women’s side continued their solid night by placing second and third in the 200 Free. Jackie Van Lew (1:51.00) and Maddy Blair (1:51.22) captured season-best times in the event.

The UConn diving team resumed the Frank Elm Invitational in New Brunswick, N.J. Three Husky divers secured spots in the B-Finals in their respective events. Freshman Erin Clifford placed 14th in the 3M competition (246.70) while Torrington Wagner and Kyle Kennedy landed in 11th and 15th respectively.

The Huskies close out the House of Champions and Frank Elm Invitational on Sunday.