Big weekend for swim teams brings victories, records

The St. Thomas swimming and diving team raced to success and broke records this weekend at the two-day Minnesota Challenge at the University of Minnesota.

The men’s team had four top-three finishes, with senior All-American Peter Mullee contributing to each. Mullee won the 100-yard backstroke and beat 50 other competitors, including five Division I Gopher swimmers.

Mullee’s second victory came in the 400-yard medley relay. Junior Grant Frost, sophomore Eric Huls and freshman Sam Rauchwater raced with Mullee to earn their second-best time of the season.

Freshman Katie Bromback broke an 18-year-old university record for the women in the 200-yard fly. Bromback took second place in the race of 21 swimmers.

Both teams will compete in the MIAC championships Feb. 18-20. Recent personal records from both teams have established them as top contenders for the event.

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