Freshman Bryan Wiener (Mundelin, Ill.) tapped the wall at 20.69 for first-place in the 50-yard freestyle for the Lewis University men's swimming team on Thursday (Feb. 7) at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Swimming Championships at the C.T. Branin Natatorium. The Flyers sit in fifth of eight teams after 16 events with 178.5 points.
Wiener's time in the 50-yard freestyle also earned a NCAA B cut time and broke the Lewis school record of 20.95 set by Josh Rogers on Feb. 13, 2003.
"Bryan had a solid morning swim but there were a few adjustments he could make to his race for the finals session," Lewis head men's swimming coach Roger Karns said. "Bryan did a great job of adjusting his race in the finals, which put him on the top of the podium." Wiener later teamed up with sophomore Brett Busch (East Moline, Ill./United Township), senior Kyle Kummer (Addison, Ill./Willowbrook) and junior Derick Carlson (Norridge, Ill./St. Patrick) to take fourth in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:25.18.
Carlson took fourth place in the 500-yard freestyle (4:35.05) while senior Brandon Drogemuller (Hollister, Calif./San Benito) finished fifth in the event (4:36.55). Both times earned NCAA B cut status.
The third day of the GLIAC Swimming Championships start with preliminaries at 10:30 AM on Friday (Feb. 8) at C.T. Branin Natatorium. Finals begin at 5:30 PM.
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