SCRANTON - In a meet that served as both senior day and The University of Scranton men's swimming & diving teams regular season finale, the Royals battled hard all day, but fell just short against visiting Susquehanna, dropping a 146-116 decision.
With the defeat, the Royals finish the 2019-20 dual meet season with a 6-4 record.
Before the action began on Saturday, the Royals honored their 2020 senior class, which included Joseph Cavanaugh (Staten Island, N.Y./St. Peters), Michael Diana (Somerset, N.J./Immaculata-Somerville), Nathan Koziol (Farmington, Conn./Farmington), Stas Postowski (Philadelphia, Pa./St. Joe's Prep), Timothy Quigley (Hatboro, Pa./Archbishop Wood), Gregory Spicka (Morris Plains, N.J./Seton Hall Prep) and Zachary Thomas (Philadelphia, Pa./Cristo Rey Philadelphia).
Here are some highlights from the meet:
The first victory of the afternoon for the Royals was registered by sophomore Evan Morgan (Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough) in the 1000-freestyle, as he hit the wall in the event in 10:40.43 to win the event by two-tenths of a second.
In the 100-breaststroke, junior Jack Donnelly (Washington Crossing, Pa,/Council Rock North) was victorious in a time of 1:00.32. Later in the meet, Donnelly became a two-time winner, as he captured the 200-breaststroke in 2:14.93.
This victory was followed up by a triumph by junior John Fimmano (Southbury, Conn./Pomperaug) in the 200-butterfly, as he captured that event with a time of 2:02.20.
In the 50-freestyle, freshman Michael Krumenacker (Ambler, Pa./St, Joseph's Prep) was victorious after finishing in 22.46.
On his senior day, Quigley put together a great effort in the 100-butterfly, collecting a victory with a time of 53.57.
The University of Scranton men's swimming & diving team will now be idle until the 2020 Landmark Conference Championships, which will begin on Feb. 14 in Germantown, Md. The event concludes on Feb. 16.