SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The Susquehanna men's swimming team won eight of nine events in the unscored Schweikert Relays against Lebanon Valley College, King's College and Elizabethtown College.
The second annual Schweikert Relays, held in honor of the late SU swimming coach George Edward "Ged" Schweikert III, featured non-traditional relays and served as a fundraiser for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF). Schweikert passed away in 2008 after an eight-year battle with the cancer.
In the first event of the evening, SU's team of Ryan Rizzuto, Connor Mitchell, Jourdan Stewart and Duncan Frazier finished the 400 yard freestyle relay just under one second ahead of the second-place finishers with a time of 3:26.93
In the 3x100 yard backstroke relay, the team of Ryan Nathan, Jack Olson and Eric Lawrence finished first (2:25.44) ahead of SU's second-place team of Matthew Lustburg, Sean Murray and Harry Hall (3:13.31) who finished second.
In the third event, the 3x100 yard breaststroke relay of Danny Csakai, Nick MacDonald-Martell and Dillon Warr (3:21.21) finished one second behind the first-place finisher from Elizabethtown College.
The team of Hall, Stewart and Lawrence finished first in the 3x100 yard butterfly relay with a time of 2:50.91 while Mitchell, Frazier, Stewart and Rizzuto finished first (4:38.61) in the 500 yard freestyle relay, 10 seconds ahead of the second-place finishers from Elizabethtown.
The team of Lawrence, Olson, Nathan and Warr came in first in the 400 yard medley relay with a time of 4:01.71 while in the last event of the evening, the 200 yard freestyle relay was won by Stewart Mitchell, Csakai and Frazier.
The Crusaders return to the pool on Saturday, Nov. 7 when they host Landmark Conference opponent Catholic at 2:00 p.m.