The Pride men's swim team wrapped its inaugural season this weekend at the Virginia Tech Invitational. Greensboro matched up with some of the best NCAA Division I teams in the country, including Virginia Tech, North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Duke, North Carolina-Wilmington, Georgia Tech and James Madison.
Numerous school records were broken over the two-day event, with several by freshman Eddie Kirby. Kirby's 1:00.35 100 Butterfly, 2:35.85 200 Breaststroke, 1:10.68 100 Breaststroke split, and 2:20.16 200 Individual Medley all rank at the top of the record book after the first year of competition for the men's program.
Rob Smith briefly held the 100 Breaststroke record as his 1:11.91 finals time from Saturday ranked first until Kirby beat it Sunday afternoon. Ryan Hurd, Charles Graham, Dominic Hehner, Smith and Kirby swam career bests in all of the events that they swam.
"This was a great experience for our swimmers," said head coach Scot Budde. "We were able to see phenomenal swimming this weekend. Our athletes witnessed some of the best swimming in the country as several DI NCAA B-cut standards were achieved. It was inspiring and motivational for them, and a great step for our young program. With each of our swimmers achieving career bests, I could not ask for more."