AURORA, N.Y. – Penn State Altoona men's swimming posted a dominant performance on Tuesday afternoon, defeating non-conference opponent Wells College 73-3 at the Wells Aquatic Center.
The Lions racked up a season-high 10 first place finishes in the meet, winning every event. It marked the most first places recorded by the Penn State Altoona men's swimming team in a dual meet since the Lions had 13 first places on January 19, 2016 in a home meet versus Wells.
Lesnett won the first event of the men's meet, the 1000 Yard Freestyle, with a time of 11:48.52. He later took first in the 100 Yard Freestyle, clocking in at 53.23.
Yaw grabbed first place in the 500 Yard Freestyle with a time of 5:37.59. In the meet's next event, the 100 Yard Breaststroke, he earned another first place by finishing in 1:11.74.
Meanwhile, the Lions picked up five more first place finishes from five different swimmers, plus a relay event first place.
Tyler Stauss (Voorhees, NJ/Eastern Regional) triumphed in the 200 Yard Freestyle, finishing in 2:12.21. Next up was Bryce Bauer (Tyrone, PA/Tyrone), who won the 50 Yard Freestyle with a time of 25.34. Cooper Gilkey (Ebensburg, PA/Central Cambria) secured first place in the next event, the 400 Yard IM, with a time of 5:13.01. Michael Begany (Strongsville, OH/Strongsville) followed that with a first place finish in the 100 Yard Butterfly, clocking in at 1:14.53. One event later, Greg Landis (York, PA/West York) won the 100 Yard Backstroke by finishing in 1:05.74.
In the meet's final event, the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay, the squad of Bauer, Gilkey, Stauss, and Landis came together to post a time of 1:43.31 to take first place.
Next up, Penn State Altoona's men's swimming team travels to Washington, D.C. this Friday, January 18 to face non-conference opponent Gallaudet University in a dual meet starting at 6:00 p.m.