LEWISBURG, Pa. – Senior Brian Power (Southport, Conn.) set a new school record in the 200 individual medley as the Holy Cross men's swimming and diving team completed day one of competition at the Patriot League Championship on Thursday at Bucknell. Power set the new mark at 1:56.27, improving the previous record by just under two seconds. The 400 medley relay team made up of junior Jan Yburan (Livingston, N.J.), Power, freshman Tyler Wright (Waterboro, Maine) and senior Brian Lyons (Greenwich, Conn.) also broke the school record, taking seventh place with a time of 3:31.63.
Other top individual performers for the Crusaders including Yburan, who set a new career-best mark in the 50 freestyle by one one-hundredth of a second, touching the wall at 21.96. Sophomore Jack Swain (West Hartford, Conn.) finished behind Power in the 200 IM, setting a personal-best time of 2:00.66. Fellow classmate Michael Brower (Falling Waters, W.Va.) also improved his personal standard in the event, recording a time of 2:07.32.
Three other Holy Cross swimmers set new personal-best times in the 50 freestyle including senior Ned Supple (Needham, Mass.) with time of 22.65, sophomore Thomas Horigan (West Hartford, Conn.) at 22.79 and junior Tim Liddy (Garden City, N.Y.) who finished at 23.17.
The 200 freestyle relay team comprised of Yburan, Horigan, Supple and Wright finished sixth and earned 26 team points for the Crusaders with a time of 1:28.59. On the diving side, junior Nick Videtti (Woodcliff Lake, N.J.) led Holy Cross in the three-meter with a score of 148.20.
Holy Cross currently sits in seventh place with 50 team points, just behind sixth place American with 52 points. Navy leads the team competition with 303 points, followed by Army (205) and host Bucknell (170.5).
Day two of the Patriot League Championship will begin tomorrow, Feb. 22, with preliminary races beginning at 10:30 a.m.