WESTON, Mass. – Records fell inside Regis College Saturday, as the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) men's swimming and diving team took a clean sweep over Regis College (RC) and the University of New England (UNE) in an impressive double-dual meet to open up the 2021-22 season.
Regis College vs. Saint Joseph vs. University of New England
Score: USJ 162, UNE 56 | USJ 149, Regis 76
Location: Regis Pool | Weston, Mass.
COACH QUOTE [Brenda Straker]
"It was so refreshing to see our team on the blocks, it was exciting to race after 20 months away from serious Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) competition. We had some fantastic races that went our way, but we realize there is still a lot of work to be done going forward to keep the momentum going, as we try to hit personal bests."
- The day was headlined by the work in the water from senior captain Jacob Wyse (Broad Brook, Conn.), who set two new program records in the 500 and 1000 yard freestyle events. Wyse shattered the 1000 free record by nearly a minute, crossing in 11:27.88. The 500 was microscopic in comparison. A late surge from the senior leader gave him the record by five one-hundredths of a second (.05), breaking his own near two-year-old record with a 5:21.19. Wyse also led the way in the 200 medley-relay, which USJ won by nearly three seconds, and the 100 yard backstroke, which he won by over five seconds (1:01.19).
- Senior captain Brendan Lynch (Watertown, Conn.) was also a big-time winner Saturday, claiming three events in all, including the 100 IM, 50 Backstroke, and 100 Free, all of them by less than a second. Lynch came up clutch at just the right time to close out each swim, as the Blue Jays walked away with two blowout victories.
NUMBER TO KNOW
.05- The smallest of margins, that is all that separated Wyse from his new record in the 500 Free. Wyse hung tough as the swim went on to break the record, yet another on his extensive swimming resume.
The Blue Jays will waste no time getting back in the pool, as they get set for the extremely competitive Roger Williams Invitational on Saturday, October 16 at 11:00 a.m. in Bristol, R.I.
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