Four HC Records Set On Final Day Of Patriot League Championship

Jan Yburan

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The 400-yard freestyle relay team set a new Holy Cross school record on the final night of action at the Patriot League Championship as the men's swimming and diving team concluded the 2014 season. The team was comprised of sophomore Tyler Wright (Waterboro, Maine), sophomore David Mullany (Monroe, Conn.), freshman Alexander Young (Natick, Mass.) and senior Jan Yburan (Livingston, N.J.) and finished five one-hundredths of a second faster than the previous record set in 2002, at 3:11.54.

Mullany also set a new school record in the 1,650-yard freestyle, shattering the previous time by just over 10 seconds and finishing at 16:31.08. In the process, he also became the first Crusader to ever swim the 1,000-yard freestyle in under 10 minutes, posting a split time of 9:54.52, setting another school record.

The 200-yard freestyle relay added a fourth school record on the day after finishing with a time of 1:26.99. Swimmers included Yburan, junior Thomas Horigan (West Hartford, Conn.), senior Patrick Gibbons (Reston, Va.) and Wright. 

Freshman Andrew Higgins (New Canaan, Conn.) was the top HC finisher in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:07.86. Yburan was the top Holy Cross finisher in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:58.22. Wright led the Crusaders in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 48.05 and sophomore Matthew Bates (South Easton, Mass.) led the team in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:04.40.

Navy won the team competition with a total of 945.5 points.

The 2014 men's swimming and diving season has come to an end.