Grizzly men establish more records at second swim meet of 2010
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.— The Adams State College men’s swimming team established three new modern-era school records while breaking another as the Grizzlies competed Friday and Saturday at the Intermountain Shootout here in Mesa State College’s El Pomar Natatorium. The meet was just the second of the season for the Grizzly men’s program, which prior to this year, had not been active since the 1970’s and gave the Grizzlies a chance to swim in different events from the season-opener the week before at home in the Plachy Hall Pool.
The Grizzlies, competing with just four men, were overwhelmed in the team scoring by much bigger teams falling to the host Mavericks, 314-27 and Division I Air Force and Utah by identical 300-27 scores in separately scored duals. Air Force went 3-0 in their duals defeating Utah, 223-148, and Mesa State, 284-87. Meanwhile, Utah defeated Mesa State, 302-68.
On Friday evening, Grizzly freshman Max Berumen (Lafayette, Ind.) established the record in the 200-yard freestyle as he defeated teammates Cody Robson (Athens, Texas) and Jared Machado (Castle Rock, Colo.) in that event. Berumen, who finished 27th overall, posted a time of 2 minutes, 1.84 seconds edging Robson, who finished 28th in 2:01.95, and Machado, who took 29th in 2:13.08.
Later in the evening, Machado established the record in the 50-yard butterfly with a time of 29.36 seconds, good for 28th place. Jacob Clapp (Fountain, Colo.) also took 29th in that event with a mark of 31.32.
On Saturday, Robson established the record in the 50-yard breaststroke with a time 30.27 seconds, good for 10th place. Berumen and Clapp also competed in that event with times of 35.18 and 36.45 seconds to take, 13th and 14th, respectively.
Robson then broke Berumen’s week-old record of 2:19.90 in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:18.88 to take 18th in that event.
The Grizzlies also had another improvement from the season-opening meet as Clapp finished 28th in the 50-yard freestyle on Friday evening with a time of 25.52 seconds, a full half-second faster than his time from a week prior.
The Grizzlies are now off until the Nov. 13 Colorado Mines Tri-Meet in Golden.