Narrow Conference Loss for Men’s Swimming

Narrow Conference Loss for Men’s Swimming

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The Susquehanna men's swimming & diving team suffered a 157-105 setback to The Catholic University of America in the Landmark Conference opener for both squads. It was also the first dual meet of the season for SU.

Susquehanna took home second in the 200 medley relay as Eric Lawrence, Daniel Csakai, Jourdan Stewart and Duncan Frazier posted a time of 1:41.21, less than one second off the winning time.

Later in the afternoon, the 200 free relay team of Connor Mitchell, Csakai, Jack Olson and Frazier placed first with a time of 1:31.39. They were followed by the team of Ryan Rizzuto, Connor O'Hagan, Harry Hall and Steven McFarland in second (1:40.39).

The Crusaders took fourth through sixth in the 1000 free and Stewart captured second in the 200 free after touching the wall in 1:51.52. Rizzuto was fourth (1:55.36), followed by McFarland in fifth (1:55.45).

Lawrence won the 100 backstroke in 56.04. Olson's time of 57.87 was good for third and he was followed by Ryan Nathan in fourth (59.98). Csakai won the 100 breaststroke by nearly four seconds (1:02.37) and went on to capture the 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:23.86.

In the 200 butterfly, Henry Chang's time of 2:05.58 was good for third with Ryan Prater's time of 2:16.50 earning him fourth.

SU took home fourth, fifth and sixth in the 50 free. Stewart placed third in the 100 free (50.23) and Frazier was fourth (52.50).

Lawrence's time of 2:03.56 in the 200 backstroke was second and Stewart and Rizzuto took second and third, respectively, in the 100 butterfly with their times of 55.89 and 57.07. Lawrence also later earned a second-place finish in the 400 IM (4:41.30).

The Crusaders are back in action Nov. 14 in a meet at Gettysburg with Messiah also in attendance.