It is all beginning to come together for the John Carroll University men’s swimming and diving squad.
The team’s veterans are performing, the underclassmen are thriving, and the Blue Streaks look like the squad to beat as the regular season draws to a close.
The Blue Streaks cruised to a dominant 140-31 win over Hiram College on Friday and secured a 146-71 victory over Baldwin Wallace University at Johnson Natatorium on Saturday.
The weekend wins over the Terriers and Yellow Jackets were true team efforts. Nearly every member of the team earned points in some fashion.
JCU’s relay teams contributed plenty of points for the victors. Freshmen Alec Bryson, Egan Paul, Peter Neal and Jack Garrow claimed wins in the 200 medley relay on both Friday and Saturday, narrowly beating out their opponents by mere seconds.
Sophomore Brian Hulseman enjoyed a fruitful weekend, winning the 800 Free and 100 Fly on Friday and the 200 Free and the 200 Fly on Saturday. Pacak also claimed first in four events.
Several young members of the squad showed signs of promise, too. Freshman Adam Bozsvai led JCU’s unheralded swimmers with an impressive win in the 500 Free, notching a time of 5:10.05 against Baldwin Wallace on Saturday.
The Blue Streaks capped off both meets with victories in the 200 Free relay. Freshman Tony Penk, junior Corey Kehm, Egan Paul and Kirtek recorded a time of 1:47.90 on Friday. The next day, the Blue and Gold sent the JCU faithful home on a happy note, as Kehm, Kirtek, Garrow and Pacak combined for a time of 1:31.86.