WORCESTER, Mass. – The men's swimming and diving team recently returned from Annapolis, Md. where the 2014 Patriot League Championship spanned four days from Wednesday to Saturday, Feb. 19-22. The Crusaders had an impressive showing at this year's culminating conference meet, coming home with seven new Holy Cross records.
Head coach Barry Parentau said, "This was an all-around great meet for our men's team. It was a great experience to go down to Navy and compete against the Patriot League's top swimmers and divers and to come away with seven new Holy Cross records was just fantastic. I can't say enough about how hard this team works all season long and to see it pay off like this at the final meet of the season was just outstanding to watch."
Sophomore David Mullany (Monroe, Conn.) set a new school pace in the 1,650-yard freestyle, touching the wall at 16:31.08. In the process, the second-year swimmer also became the first Crusader in the history of the program to complete a sub-10 minute 1,000-yard freestyle, setting the new HC record at 9:54.52. Mullany was named GoHolyCross.com's Crusader of the Week for his performance.
Fellow classmate Tyler Wright (Waterboro, Maine) also earned an individual school record, breaking the 100-yard butterfly mark, set in 2003, with a time of 51.80. Both Wright and Mullany were also parts of four relay teams that swam their way into the Holy Cross record book.
The 200-yard medley relay team was comprised of junior Thomas Horigan (West Hartford, Conn.), junior Jack Swain (West Hartford, Conn.), Wright and senior Jan Yburan (Livingston, N.J.) and finished with a time of 1:35.72 while the 400-yard medley relay team of Yburan, freshman Andrew Higgins (New Canaan, Conn.), Wright and Mullany finished at 3:30.34. The 200-yard freestyle team of Yburan, Horigan, senior Patrick Gibbons (Reston, Va.) and Wright finished at 1:26.99 and the 400-yard freesyle team of Wright, Mullany, freshman Alexander Young (Natick, Mass.) and Yburan finished with a time of 3:11.54.
The 2013-2014 men's swimming and diving season is now complete.