SDSU men second at Tampa Relays
TAMPA, Fla. -- The South Dakota State University men's swimming team won one event and claimed runner-up finishes in five other relays en route to a second-place finish Saturday at the Tampa Relays.
Host Tampa won the four-team meet with 136 points, followed by the Jackrabbits with 98. Rounding out the competition were SUNY Geneseo with 86 points and SUNY New Paltz with 60.
That same trio helped the Jackrabbits open the meet with a runner-up finish in the 800 freestyle relay, teaming with Jack Morrow for a time of 7:24.02.
SDSU also placed second in another traditional relay as the quartet of Phil Albu, Shea Patrick, Garth Wadsworth and Yann Desjardins finished as runners-up in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:41.56. Patrick and Desjardins later teamed with Alex McLain and Ethan McMahon for a runner-up finish in the 400 individual medley relay in 3:50.84.
Also garnering second-place finishes were the 3x100 backstroke and 3x100 breaststroke relays. The backstroke trio of Albu, Alex McLain and Connor McGinnis clocked a time of 2:46.33, while the breaststroke trio of Patrick, John Overman and Desjardins turned in a time of 3:07.84.
The Jackrabbits return to dual action Jan. 12 at South Dakota.