LANCASTER, Pa.-- The University of Delaware swimming and diving programs swept the Franklin & Marshall Invitational Sunday evening at Kunkel Aquatic Center as sophomore Kevin Basch (4:32.48) set the meet all-time mark in the 500 freestyle.

Basch’s time is the fourth-fastest mark in school history. Former Blue Hen Corey Camp set the all-time mark (4:24.05) back at the 2015 Colonial Athletic Association Championships.

The Blue Hens finished 500 points clear of second place on the women’s side and won the men’s side of the meet by over 400 points.

Senior Chris Dryden won the 200 individual medley Sunday (1:54.77) while sophomore Asher Kiely won the 200 backstroke (1:52.93). Other winners included the men’s 400 freestyle relay team (3:07.88).

On the women’s side, freshman Audrey Duvall won the 200 individual medley (2:07.20) while fellow freshman Catherine Erwin (5:03.97) won the 500 freestyle. Liddy McCulla winning the 200 backstroke (2:03.73) and Athena Cimino also took home individual titles.   

Select Delaware swimmers will return to action next weekend (Nov. 29-Dec. 2) at the USS Winter Nationals hosted by Ohio State University.

Final Team Standings:

Men: 1) Delaware (1,625); 2) Washington & Lee (1,202.5); 3) Mount Saint Mary’s (912); 4) Franklin & Marshall (886.5); 5) York (796.5); 6) Saint Vincent (775); 7) Ramapo (660.5); 8) Widener (491.5); 9) Montclair State (397.5); 10) Frostburg State (357); 11) SUNY Oneonta (166)

Women:  1) Delaware (1,887); 2) Washington & Lee (1,301); 3) Mount Saint Mary’s (777); 4) York (741); 5) Franklin & Marshall (667.5); 6) Kutztown (521); 7) Millersville (471); 8) Saint Vincent (458); 9) Widener (425); 10) Ramapo (383.5); 11) Frostburg State (324); 12) Montclair (228); 13) SUNY Oneonta (119)

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