IRVINE, Calif. – Louis Behnen (Overland Park, Kan./Rockhurst) recently competed at the USA Swimming Junior Nationals and put together a strong meet, breaking a pair of school long course records. Behnen advanced to the finals and broke school records in both the 400 free and 400 IM.
A sophomore in 2014-15, Behnen opened the meet with a school record in the 400 IM, shaving more than two seconds off Mike Nicholson’s previous standard. Behnen touched the wall in 4:28.45 and he finished 24th overall in the finals.
Behnen, who swam five events at the competitive meet, also broke his own school record in the 400 free. He set the mark a couple weeks ago at the Region VII Summer Sectionals with a 4:01.01. He posted a time of 3:59.55 this past week and finished 23rd in the event.
The Junior Nationals took place at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Complex.
Incoming Bucknell freshman Chris Devlin (Dresher, Pa./Upper Dublin) was also in action at the Junior Nationals. He finished 12th in the 200 back and his prelim time of 2:03.03 would rank first in the Bison long course record book if he was currently eligible for inclusion. Devlin competed in five individual events in addition to some relays at the meet.
The summer swimming season will continue for Bison later this week when four-time Patriot League champion Emma Levendoski will take to the water in the Senior Nationals, also in Irvine, California. The five-day meet beings Thursday.