Lions Win Second Straight

Lions Win Second Straight

BEREA, Ohio – The Penn State Behrend men's swimming and diving team recorded its second-straight dual-meet victory, posting a 127-61 win over Baldwin Wallace in non-conference action on Saturday afternoon.

The Lions won all but one event, starting with the 400 medley relay. Dan Simon (Harrison City, PA/Penn Trafford), Victor Nguyen (San Jose, Ca/Evergreen Valley), Nick Roth (Pittsburgh, PA/Baldwin) and Ty Elder (Brentwood, CA/Heritage) won with a time of 3:42.15.

They finished before Behrend's second group of Nick Kost (Ashburn, VA/Stone Bridge), Eric Matteson (Corry, PA/Corry), Jake Ekas (Erie, PA/McDowell) and Matt Myers (Cranberry Township, PA/Moon) in second place (3:53.71).

In the 200 free, Ryan Siggins (Erie, PA/Iroquois) won convincingly with a time of 1:54.51 while Shannon Steves (Erie, PA/Collegiate Academy) was third in 2:08.75.

Simon posted his individual win in the 50 freestyle (22.11), while Kost had a five second lead in the 400 IM for first place (4:25.88).

Ryan Mitcheltree (Moon Township, PA/Moon), who took second in the 1650 free, mustered up energy to win the 100 butterfly in 58.31 and Scott Romanko (Plum, PA/Plum) took second in 59.20.

Elder and Ekas posted the next two individual wins for Behrend. Elder was victorious in the 100 free (50.91) and Ekas followed that in the 100 backstroke for first in 56.01.

In the 500 free, Roth paced the Lions with a time of 5:09.90 for first out of five swimmers. The final win came from Nguyen in the 100 breaststroke. The junior touched in 1:01.43 to narrowly edge Tyler Thompson from BW in second (1:01.76).

Behrend returns to action on Tuesday, November 25 at Cabrini, beginning at 3:30 p.m.