The Valpo men’s swimming team posted times over four events that rank among the top-five in program history in action Friday at the Summit League Championships, highlighted by the school-record performance by sophomore Dominic May (Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central) in the 200 free. May’s record swim in the final was good for a second-place finish, earning him All-League accolades.
How It Happened
- May lowered his own program record in the 200 free in Friday morning’s prelims, posting a time of 1:39.65 to surpass his previous best by over a second.
- The sophomore then had an even better swim Friday evening in the finals. Not only did May lower his time from Friday morning by over half a second to better his own record, he also passed four swimmers in the final 50 meters to touch the wall in second position. By virtue of his runner-up finish, May is an All-Summit League performer – Valpo’s first All-League honoree in men’s swimming since 2006.
- Valpo’s 400 medley relay team of Ethan Johnson (Ames, Iowa/Ames), Gus Rytting (Houston, Texas/Lamar), Derek Eidson (Ventura, Calif./Ventura) and May moved into second in program history with a time of 3:25.46, good for a fifth-place finish.
- Rytting recorded his fastest time of the season in the 100 breaststroke as he stopped the clock at 57.20 to place ninth in the event. His improved time also moves him into fourth all-time in Valpo’s record book.
- Johnson moved into fourth in program history in the 100 back with a prelim time of 52.52. He went on to place 13th in the event finals with a time of 52.86.
- Keenan Burgess (Charlotte, N.C./Christ the King) posted a time of 4:21.00 in the prelims of the 400 IM.
The Valpo men conclude action at the Summit League Championships on Saturday. Prelim swims begin at 10 a.m.