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Men's Swim Keeps Improving Friday Night

Men's Swim Keeps Improving Friday Night

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) men's swimming and diving competed in a dual meet with Westfield State University (WSU) inside the Bruyette Natatorium Friday evening.

While there is no men's swimming & diving team at Westfield State, that did not stop the Blue Jays from putting in a few personal bests as they get better each and every day. The big story for the Blue Jays was the debut of senior Kevin Hobbel (Maasbracht, Netherlands), who swam in the 50-yard freestyle, 100 free, and 100 backstroke. Hobbel went on to win the 100 free.

Saint Joseph returns to the pool on Tuesday, January 21, in a dual meet at Eastern Connecticut State. The action kicks off at 6:00 p.m.

MEET INFORMATION
Location: Bruyette Natatorium | West Hartford, Conn.

COACH QUOTE [Brenda Straker]
"The men as a whole keep improving on their personal best times. I like the direction we are going as we get ready for two more meets before GNAC's and New England's."

KEY MOMENTS

  • Sophomore Brendan Lynch (Watertown, Conn.) took home the victory over teammates, freshman Aaron Gauvin (Berlin, Conn.) and sophomore captain Jack Monroe (Waterbury, Conn.) in the 50 back in a squeaker (30.56 seconds, one-tenth of a second over Gauvin).
  • A flock of four Blue Jays went at it in the 50 free, three of them finishing less than a second apart. Gauvin took the win in 24.79, followed by Lynch (25.14), Hobbel (25.40), and freshman David Kavanaugh (West Hartford, Conn.) (38.96).
  • Hobbel walked away with a near six-second victory in the 100 free (55.76).

NUMBER TO KNOW

157.65 – Freshman Zachary Nielsen (Berlin, Conn.) took home the win in the one-meter dive with a score of 157.65.

UP NEXT
Saint Joseph returns to the pool on Tuesday, January 21, in a dual meet at Eastern Connecticut State. The action kicks off at 6:00 p.m.

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