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Gianni Wins Gold, Scully with Two Bronzes at Patriots Invitational Day One

25 Th11 2021 | 07:00 | Swimming & Diving

FAIRFAX, Va.- The Drexel men’s swimming and diving team completed day one of the three-day Patriot Invitational on Thursday night. The Dragons finished with a total of four medal finishes on the first day.

Alessio Gianni won gold in the 500 free with a time of 4:25.41 after swimming a 4:30.93 preliminary time that seeded him in third. Kacper Karnik took silver in the 200 IM with a time of 1:49.57, topping his preliminary time of 1:50.42. Gianni and Paris Raptis were both featured in the A final of the 200 IM as well. Raptis finished just shy of third place by a second after finishing in 1:50.89 while Gianni finished with a time of 1:57.22.

John Scully touched the wall with a time of 20.75, topping his preliminary time of 20.81, to earn a bronze in the 50 free. Scully also anchored the 400 medley relay team that won bronze with a time of 3:17.62. Joining Scully on the team was Carson Huff, Karnik and Raptis.

The 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast and 100 back will be featured in day two of the Patriot Invitational on Friday morning. Action is set to begin at 10 a.m. from Fairfax, Va.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday
Prelims (10 a.m.): 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, Time Trials
Finals (6 p.m.): 200 Free Relay, 500 Free, 200 IM, 50 Free, 400 Medley Relay
Diving (1 p.m.): Women’s 3m and Men’s 1m Prelims and Finals

Friday
Prelims (10 a.m.): 400 IM, 100 Fly, 200 Free, 100 Breast, 100 Back, Time Trials
Finals (6 p.m.): 200 Medley Relay, 400 IM, 100 Fly, 200 Free, 100 Breast, 100 Back, 800 Free Relay
Diving (1 p.m.): Women’s 1m and Men’s 3m Prelims and Finals

Saturday

Prelims (10 a.m.): 200 Back, 100 Free, 200 Breast, 200 Fly, Time Trials, 1,650 Free
Finals (6 p.m.): 1,650 Free, 200 Back, 100 Free, 200 Breast, 200 Fly, 400 Free Relay

STANDINGS
1. Florida Atlantic University – 333
2. Seton Hall University – 201
3. Delaware – 195
4. George Mason University – 193
5. Drexel University – 189
6. American University – 78

MEDAL FINISHES

Gold
500 Free – Alessio Gianni – 4:25.41 – Thursday

Silver
200 IM – Kacper Karnik – 1:49.57 – Thursday

Bronze
50 Free – John Scully – 20.75 – Thursday
400 Medley Relay – Carson Huff, Kacper Karnik, Paris Raptis and John Scully – 3:17.62 – Thursday

MEDAL BY DAY

Thursday
Gold
500 Free – Alessio Gianni – 4:25.41

Silver
200 IM – Kacper Karnik – 1:49.57

Bronze
50 Free – John Scully – 20.75
400 Medley Relay – Carson Huff, Kacper Karnik, Paris Raptis and John Scully – 3:17.62

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