Men’s Swimming & Diving Takes Second At Worcester City Championship

Brian Power

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross men's swimming & diving team won five events, including a sweep in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke events, as it finished second at the 10th annual Worcester City Championship held at the Hart Center. WPI won the team competition with 394.5 points, Holy Cross finished second with 368.5 points and Clark took third with 284 points.

Sophomore Brian Lyons (Greenwich, Conn.) won the 1650 with a time of 17:50.33, finished second in the 200 free with a time of 1:51.42 and won the 500 with a time of 5:03.50 to lead the Crusaders. Senior Sean Hager (Westfield, N.J.) earned a top finish in the 400 IM with a time of 4:35.02.  Holy Cross swept the 100 breast with sophomore Brian Power (Southport, Conn.) taking first with a meet-record time of 1:02.26, freshman Tim Liddy (Garden City, N.Y.) finishing second with a time of 1:04.92 and junior Michael Burns (East Amherst N.Y.) placing third with a time of 1:05.57. The trio replicated the feat in the 200 breast with Power finishing first with a time of 2:17.05, Liddy in second with a time of 2:22.31 and Burns in third with a time of 2:24.

Also earning top finishes for the Crusaders was freshman Kevin O'Connor (Ridgewood, N.J.) with a second place finish in the 1650 with a time of 17:53.50 and freshman Jan Yburan (Livingston, N.J.) with second place finishes in the 100 back (55.97) and 50 free (22.63). The relay team of Yburan, Power, senior Nick Larsen (Whitman, Mass.) and junior Connor Bowman (Princeton, N.J.) finished second in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:42.61.

The Holy Cross men's swimming and diving team will continue action next week when it travels to Providence on Jan. 29 for a dual meet with the Friars.