Jcans make big splash at US events

October 20, 2015
@Normal:Justin Plaschka ... won 18 and over 50m butterfly.

Livingston Scott

Jamaican swimmers Mathew Lyn and Justin Plaschka had a very successful collegiate performances for their respective schools over the weekend.

Lyn debuted successfully for New York University (NYU), Violets who rolled over SUNY Cortland 196-90 in Manhattan.

Plaschka, the holder of three national senior records, helped Notre Dame University win the 51st Dennis Stark Relay in Indiana.

Lyn started his Division three career with a bang, registering a win and a second in his first college meet.

He recorded a time of 4:56.60 to edge teammate and fellow freshman, Harry Clewell, to win the 500-yard freestyle event. The former University School of NSU high student followed that up with an impressive second place finish in the 1000-yard freestyle, with a time of 10:05.37.

Meanwhile, Plaschka, who represents the University of Notre Dame, helped his team top the 51st Dennis Stark Relays.

Plaschka, the senior national record holder for the 50-metre and 100-metre butterfly and 100 metre backstroke events, competed in three events at the meet.

He led the team off in the 200-yard freestyle with a blistering time of 21.07 which helped the Fighting Irish 'A' team to win in 1:21.98.

His next win came in the 3x100m butterfly relay, which his team also took in 2:29.56. The Jamaican star completed a hat-trick of wins after anchoring the 200-yard medley relay team to victory in 1:32.54.

His freestyle split of 19.88 was also the fastest of that relay.

Notre Dame's team who competes in Division One, topped the points score with 200 points ahead of second place Oakland University with 160.

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