Sport short: Swimming and Diving

The swimming and diving teams at Youngstown State University broke numerous YSU records at the Miami (Ohio) Invitational, Dec. 1 through Dec. 3, with three shattered by sophomore Aleksa Radenovic.

Radenovic broke the 200 individual medley, the 100 fly and the 200 fly. Junior Gavin Webb broke his 500 free with a time of 4:25.97 to finish second in the event. He also took home the victory in the 1650 free with 15:25.41.

Junior Soma Albert bested his school record in the 100 back in 49.43 seconds to place fifth. Freshman James Slessor became the new holder of the 100 breast record as he finished in a time of 55.00 to tie for fourth. Junior Gavin Redden lowered his school record in the 100 free to 45.14 to place seventh.

The men also broke four relay records. In the 200 free relay, the team of junior Rares Druga, senior Wilson Cannon, junior Darren Laing and Radenovic clocked a 1:22.29 to break the record. Druga, Slessor, Radenovic and Laing were the record-breaking squad in the 200 medley relay, clocking a 1:29.57. 

In the 400 free relay, Druga, Cannon, Redden and Radenovic broke the record with a time of 3:01.69. Albert, Slessor, Radenovic and Redden swam a 3:16.66 to break YSU’s 400 medley relay record.

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