Pirates Push Roos to Limit in Narrow Defeat

The Southwestern men's swimming team were narrowly defeated 132-128 by the Austin College men's swim team Saturday during Carls Jr. Day at the Southwestern University Natatorium.  The Pirates took first place in eleven of the fourteen events that both teams competed in.  However, the lone diver in the men's competition was a Roo, thus giving Austin College an eighteen point lead almost by default.  The meet came down to the final relay with Southwestern leading the meet 124-121.  The 200 yard freestyle relay came down to the final swimmers as the Austin College team touched the wall only a quarter of a second before the Southwestern team could finish.  Despite the loss, the Pirates showed that their constant improvement over the year has given them the opportunity and ability to give the SCAC a run for its money. 

200 Medley Relay

1. Southwestern Team of Josh Stanfield, John Prater, Patrick Flanigan, and Ivan Cruickshank-1:47.04.

1000 Freestyle

1. Stephen Montes-11:03.57 

200 Freestyle

1. John Prater-1:55.43

100 Backstroke

1. Ivan Cruickshank-1:00.88

2. Josh Stanfield-1:00.89

4. Adrian Gomez-1:04.27

100 Breaststroke

1. John Prater-1:06.99

3. Taylor Steele-1:13.83

50 Yard Freestyle

1. Patrick Flanigan-23.29

4. Josh Stanfield-25.08

100 Freestyle

1. John Prater-51.02

4. Ivan Cruickshank-53.75

200 Yard Backstroke

2. Josh Stanfield-2:13.55

4. Adian Gomez-2:19.90

200 Breastroke

1. Taylor Steele-2:37.24

500 Freestyle

1. Stephen Montes-5:22.68

100 Butterfly

1. Patrick Flannigan-58.20

200 IM

1. Taylor Steele-2:14.39

3. Stephen Montes-2:18.71

200 Freestyle Relay

2. Southwestern Team of Patrick Flanigan, Stephen Montes, Adrian Gomez, and Ivan Cruickshank-1:34.92.

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