GRANVILLE, Ohio – Denison men's swimming and diving captured eight event victories as they defeated Xavier University 154-108 on Saturday afternoon at the Trumbull Aquatics Center in Granville.
Senior Kymani Senior led the Big Red with three victories on Saturday, highlighted by a pair of individual wins in the 50 free and 100 butterfly. In the 50 freestyle, Senior posted a first-place finish with a final time of 21.20. Teammate Trey Ike followed in second by .30 seconds at 21.50. Senior also placed first overall in the 100 fly where he clocked in with an event-best 50.47. Noah Houskeeper trailed in third place with a final mark of 50.88.
Senior earned his final win the 200 free relay with Ike, Drake Horton, and Liam Picozzi who teamed up to reach a final time of 1:23.20. Horton turned in DU's first victory of the day in the 200 freestyle where he placed first overall after checking in at 1:43.31. Sophomore Nicholas Czepukaitis trailed Horton by .60 seconds in third place at 1:43.91. Horton also competed in the 100 free where he finished in third place after logging a final time of 47.14. Ike edged out Horton for second place at 47.13.
Sophomore Richie Kurlich tallied a trio of top-two finishes on the day, led by an event victory in the 200 breaststroke with a final mark of 2:06.54. Fellow sophomore Piotr Kurleto trailed in fourth place at 2:14.05. Kurlich also placed second in the 100 breast at 57.71 and joined Ike, Houskeeper, and Horton in the 200 medley relay for another second-place finish at 1:34.20.
Bebe Wang recorded an event title in the 200 backstroke after clocking in at 1:50.18. Stauffer followed in second at 1:52.87. Wang also added a third-place finish in the 100 back (51.85) while Picozzi led DU in second at 51.79.
Dayen Wilson led the Big Red in the 500 (4:42.19) and 1,000 (9:38.43) freestyle, claiming second-place finishes in both events.
There were no diving events held during this dual meet.
Denison will return to action on Friday, Nov. 15 when they travel to Columbus, Ohio for a 5 p.m. dual with Ohio State.