The Lewis University men's swimming team completed the final day of the House of Champions in third place (1308) as the Flyers reached the podium six times on Sunday (Nov. 24) at the IUPUI Natatorium.
Meet host IUPUI took first place (1686) in the three-day championship-styled meet that includes five NCAA Division I men's swimming programs.
"It was an outstanding meet," Lewis head men's swimming coach Roger Karns said. "We chose this meet because we knew we would have to bring our very best.
"You need to race fast swimmers to get fast swims and we swam fast," Karns continued. "It was our first year at this meet and it was nice to hear the buzzing in the crowd about Lewis."
In the 100-yard freestyle, freshmen Victor Tarin (Godelleta, Valencia, Spain/IES Conselleria) and Aidan Brennan (Naples, Fla. /Barron Collier) finished one-two. Both swimmers posted times lower than the Lewis school record of 45.72 set by Josh Rogers in 2003. Tarin turned in a time of 45.33 to collect the record while Brennan tapped the wall at 45.47, as both collected a NCAA B cut in the event.
Lewis senior Derick Carlson (Norridge, Ill./St. Patrick) took second and registered a NCAA B cut in the 1,650-yard freestyle with a time of 16:02.45 while freshman Bryant Jacobs (Pacifica, Calif./Terra Nova) finished third (16:09.92).
Brennan, Jacobs, Carlson and Tarin teamed up to take second in the 400-yard freestyle relay, finishing with a time of 3:05.37. The quartet collected a NCAA B cut time and broke the Lewis school record of 3:05.79 set in 2005 by Michael Lapustin, Josh Rogers, Jevgenijs Pesins and Adam Bidlack.
Junior Tyson Polack (Canby, Ore./Canby) also reached the podium in the 200-yard backstroke when he finished second with a time of 1:43.77.
The Flyers have a bit of a break before heading to Kirksville, Mo., to take on Truman State on Saturday (Dec. 7). The dual meet is set to start at 11 AM.
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