BOSTON, Mass. – Sophomore Jan Yburan (Livingston, N.J. ) placed 17th in the 100 backstroke and 18th in the 200 backstroke to lead the Holy Cross men's and women's swimming and diving teams at the Terrier Invitational this weekend. Yale won the men's team competition while Columbia took first place in the women's team competition. Holy Cross finished eighth in the men's team competition and the women did not compete in the team portion of the event.
Yburan was Holy Cross' top individual finisher, placing 17th in the 100 back (53.76) and 18th in the 200 back (1:57.00). Junior Brian Power (Southport, Conn) also qualified for the finals in two events by placing 22nd in the 100 breast (1:01.38) and 23rd in the 400 medley (4:31.12). Senior Michael Burns (East Amherst N.Y.) placed 22nd in the 200 breast (2:13.61).
The Crusaders also recorded top finishes in the relay events. In the 200 medley relay, the women's team of junior Kristen Desrosiers (Gorham, Maine), junior Natalie Livingston (Auburn, Wash.), junior Samantha Hullihen (Pelham, N.J.) and freshman Mary Kate Schulte (Des Moines, Iowa) placed 12th with a time of 1:54.81. The men's team of Yburan, Power, freshman Jack Swain (West Hartford, Conn) and junior Brian Lyons (Greenwich, Conn.) placed 14th with a time of 1:40.58.
Holy Cross' top finish of the day came in the men's 200 free relay. The team of Yburan, junior Edward Supple (Needham, Mass.), Lyons and junior John Vatalaro (Strongsville, Ohio) placed 12th with a time of 1:30.48.
Holy Cross returns to action after the Thanksgiving holiday at the Harold Anderson Invitational on Dec. 2-3.