Lewis University freshman Victor Tarin (Godelleta, Valencia, Spain/IES Conselleria) reclaimed the Lewis program and pool record in the 200-yard freestyle (1:40.14) as the men's swimming team defeated Missouri S&T, 112-89, on Saturday (Oct. 19) at Lewis Pool.
Tarin's time in the 200-yard freestyle erased classmate Aidan Brennan (Naples, Fla. /Barron Collier)'s time of 1:40.83 set Friday (Oct. 18) as the lead leg in the 800-yard freestyle relay.
The Flyers move to 2-0 in dual meets this season.
In the 400-yard freestyle relay, Tarin and Brennan teamed up with senior Derick Carlson (Norridge, Ill./St. Patrick), and fellow freshman Bryant Jacobs (Pacifica, Calif./Terra Nova) to set the pool record with a first-place time of 3:09.11. The quartet broke the time of 3:11.05 set on January 15, 2011, by the Wayne State relay team of Kristian Weber Larson, Joaquin Abascal Gallegos, Andrey Seryy and Nathan Hesche.
"We had some solid performances today to get the victory over a quality opponent," Lewis head men's swimming coach Roger Karns said. "This was a great way to open the season."
"Our guys stepped up today, after competing against Missouri S&T last night," Karns continued. "They seemed to get stronger as the meet went on even though they were tired."
Tarin also won the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 45.85 while Brennan won the 50-yard (21.74) and 500-yard freestyle (4:38.56).
Junior Tyson Polack (Canby, Ore./Canby) won the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:59.36. Pollack teamed with sophomores Zach Ballon (Englewood, Colo./Cherry Creek) and Alex Elston (Algonquin, Ill./Algonquin) and junior Brett Busch (East Moline, Ill./United Township) to win the 400-yard medley relay, tapping in with a time of 3:36.80.
Lewis next heads to Allendale, Mich., to take on Grand Valley State on Saturday, November 2 at 1 PM ET.
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