Men's swimming comes up short in dual meet with Florida Tech

Men's swimming comes up short in dual meet with Florida Tech

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Saint Leo junior Jan Urbaniak recorded a pair of individual first-place finishes as the Lions dropped a 160.00 – 101.00 decision to Florida Tech, in a dual meet Friday afternoon at Lynn University's McCusker Pool Complex.

Urbaniak won the 1000 Freestyle with an NCAA "B" cut time of 9:30.14, and then touched the wall in 4:38.43 in the 500 Freestyle to win that race as well. Urbaniak placed second in the 200 Backstroke with a mark of 1:58.88.

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Lions opened the meet with a win in the 200 Medley Relay, with the team of Milosz Mikicin, Jan Dahrendorff, Christian Cioffi, and Hunter Bains posting a time of 1:34.60. Saint Leo's 400 Free Relay team of Mikicin, Lucas Dengler-Harles, Michael Southward, and Hunter Bains finished second with a time of 3:11.69.

Junior Milosz Mikicin won the 100 Backstroke with a time of 49.78, missing the "B" cut mark by two-tenths of a second. Mikicin recorded a second-place finish in the 100 Butterfly, touching the wall in 50.47.

Redshirt sophomore Jan Dahrendorff posted another first-place finish for Saint Leo in the 100 Breaststroke, posting a time of 58.65.

Junior Hunter Bains, the reigning CollegeSwimming.com Division II National Swimmer of the Week, notched a time of 46.89 in the 100 Freestyle, winning the event. He was second in the 200 Freestyle, clocking a time of 1:42.19.

Lucas Dengler-Harles was second in the 1000 Free, touching the wall in 9:50.54.

FROM THE COACH

Head Coach Paul Mangen: "The men were solid but not quite as complete as the women as this point. Certainly the men had some outstanding individual results, so we do have some great pieces we can build on – but we have to do a better job of getting every one competing to their potential collectively. 
We are still early in our training, so we will be looking to get more specific as we head into a two-week cycle going into our match up with Rollins in two weeks." 

NEXT UP

The Lions are back in the pool on Friday, Oct. 28, when they travel to Winter Park, Fla., to face Rollins College. Start time for the dual meet will be 3:00 p.m.

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