VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan University men's swim team fell, 144-72, to Randolph in the team's home opener on Saturday afternoon. Despite the loss, the Marlins were able to notch one new school record.
Tyler Strong was responsible for setting a new benchmark as the sophomore punched a 2:10.99 in the 200yd IM. The time was just under a second faster than the mark he previously set last season and was good enough for first place in the event. Strong added two more first place finishes on the day as he topped the pool in both the 100yd and 200yd backstroke races. In the 100yd, he posted a 57.95, which was three seconds faster than the next swimmer. He would later take the top spot in the 200 with a time of 2:11.00.
Keeping with the mid distances was Kyle Woolf who placed second in the 100yd breaststroke with a time of 1:13.75. Grant Morgan also came away with a second place finish as he timed a 2:57.91 in the 200yd breast.
Max Currens had solid outings in the distance races as he claimed second in the 1000yd free (12:46.80) and the 500yd free (6:15.27).
Men's swimming will return to action again at 1 p.m. on Saturday as the team hosts Chowan University.