Pirates capture Trinity Invite title on Sunday

Pirates capture Trinity Invite title on Sunday

SAN ANTONIO – The Southwestern University men's swimming & diving team cruised to a first-place finish in the Trinity Invite on Sunday.

The Pirates amassed 857.5 points, topping Texas-Permian Basin (688.5), Trinity (675.5), Wayland Baptist (634.5) and McMurry (187).

Southwestern was fueled by five first-place performances on the final day of competition.

Matt Sluss earned victories in the 200-yard IM (1:55.83) and the 200-yard freestyle (1:42.08).

Sluss combined with Simmon Belaineh, Michael Glover and Nathan Townsend to win the 400-yard freestyle relay with a mark of 3:06.99, which was less than half a second off the school-record pace that the same foursome set a year ago.

Belaineh, Glover, Sluss and Mickey Scarbrough also won the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 3:27.13.

Meanwhile, Glover posted a time of 46.93 to win the 100-yard freestyle.

The Pirates will return to action on January 8, 2016. Southwestern's first competition of the new year is a tri-meet in Pensacola, Fla., against West Florida and Birmingham-Southern.