Chen Sets Personal Bests and Improves Two Express Top-10 Times

Chen Sets Personal Bests and Improves Two Express Top-10 Times

The Wells College men's swimming team dropped its meet to the visiting Broncos of SUNY Delhi on Saturday, Jan. 25 by a 51-23 score.

The best performances from the men's swimming team came from Aaron Connolly and Vincent Chen. The pair each recorded a pair of wins for the Express with Chen improving on two of his already top-10 times.

Connolly was victorious in the 50 freestyle with a 29.53 time and also in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 3:05.88.

Chen won the 200 IM with a time of 2:22.02 and then captured the 200 backstroke with a 2:19.67 time. Both times were good enough for the all-time top-10 times.

Chen - who already is listed in nine different events with top-10 Wells College times – didn't increase that total to 11 times, but instead replaced two of his previous top-10 times with new personal records.

Chen's 2:22.02 time in the 200 IM moved him to the fifth-best time in that event after holding the ninth-best entering the meet. In the 200 backstroke, Chen replaces his fourth-best spot with just a new time from 2:22.36 to 2:19.67 without moving up on the all-time list.

Although none of the men's team members were seniors, the entire team took part in acknowledging three members from the Wells women's swimming team prior to the event that included: Caroline Kelemen, Asa Cade and Shannon Simmons.

The men's swimming team wraps up the regular season on the road next weekend at William Smith College with a tri-meet with Cazenovia College at 1 p.m. After that, the North Eastern Athletic Conference Championships begin Feb. 14.