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Howard Swimming and Diving makes splash on senior day

Bison improve to 4-1 at home this season.

Courtesy: Howard Athletics

Courtesy: Howard Athletics

WASHINGTON (January 18, 2020) – Howard University men’s swimming & diving team cruised past Marymount, 171-33, inside Burr Pool on Senior Day. With the win, HU improved its dual meet record to 5-2 and home mark to 4-1 on the season.

Howard overpowered the Saints, winning every event on the slate. During the meet, HU recognized six Bison competing in their final home contest, including Kegan Ford (Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago), Noah Nicholas (Stone Mountain, Ga.) and Maalik Nixon (Peachtree City, Ga.).

Ford and Nicholas each won an individual event in their final home meet. Ford placed first in the men’s 50 Free (21.49) while Nicholas claimed victory in the 1000 Free (10:31.59).

Nixon and Ford, alongside freshmen Mark-Anthony Beckles (Chaguanas, Trinidad & Tobago) and Miles Simon (Atlanta), finished first in the 200 Medley relay with a mark of 1:37.20.

Beckles and Simon also won their respective individual events while etching themselves into the program’s record book. After this weekend, Beckles sits eighth all-time in the men’s 100 Butterfly (51.55) and Simon earned No. 10 on the 200 Freestyle list.

On the board, junior Jalen Watson (Miami) continues to improve in his first year as a diver. The Miami native scored a career-best 164.30 in the 1-meter, which ranks him fourth all-time in school history.

To view results versus Marymount, please click here.

Howard Swimming and Diving makes splash on senior day
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