KINGSTON, R.I. – The Holy Cross men's swimming and diving team finished third of five teams at the 2013 Harold Anderson Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22-23, hosted by Rhode Island. The Crusaders were led by seniors Jan Yburan (Livingston, N.J.) and Nick Videtti (Woodcliff Lake, N.J.) who each recorded a first place finish. Maine won the team competition with 874 points, followed by Providence (771) and Holy Cross (697).
Yburan took first in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.81 while Videtti won the three-meter dive with a score of 248.00. Yburan also finished second in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:59.24 and Videtti earned the runner-up spot in the one-meter dive with a score of 232.35. Other top swimmers for Holy Cross included sophomore Tyler Wright (Waterboro, Maine) who landed second in the 100 butterfly (53.17) and junior Jack Swain (West Hartford, Conn.) who also took second in the 100 breaststroke (59.92). Freshman Andrew Higgins (New Canaan, Conn.) finished third in the 200 breaststroke at 2:12.38 and just behind Swain in fourth place in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:00.40. Wright added a fifth place finish in the 100 freestyle and time of 49.48.
Junior Thomas Horigan (West Hartford, Conn.) finished sixth in the 100 backstroke at 56.15. Sophomore David Mullany (Monroe, Conn.) finished sixth in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:29.59 and seventh in the 500-yard freestyle at 4:59.08. Swain and sophomore Max Kearns (Marion, Mass.) finished tied for eighth in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:04.76 and senior Tim Liddy (Garden City, N.Y.) touched the wall just behind Swain and Kearns in 10th place with a time of 2:06.12.
In the relay events, the 200 and 400-yard medley teams each finished second and were comprised of Horigan, Swain, Wright and Yburan. The team touched the wall at 1:38.32 in the 200 and 3:34.39 in the 400. The 200 freestyle relay team of Kearns, Horigan, Wright and senior Patrick Gibbons (Reston, Va.) finished tied for fourth with a time of 1:30.04 and the 400 freestyle team of Yburan, junior Michael Noone (Stamford, Conn.), Kearns and Mullany took fifth at 3:19.11.
The men's swimming and diving team will have eight weeks off before returning to competition at the Worcester City Championship on Jan. 17-18.