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Men's Swimming Success at Hawk Invite Led by Freshman Breaststroker

Freshman standout, Bradley John Erickson won three events this weekend at the Hawk Invite.
Freshman standout, Bradley John Erickson won three events this weekend at the Hawk Invite.

After tying with Las Positas for 2nd at the NorCal Relay meet earlier this month, the SRJC men showed their potential as one of the top teams in the north with a strong performance at the 20 team Hawk Invite last weekend at Las Positas College. 

The team was led by freshman stand-out Bradley John Erickson who pulled the hat-trick with wins in the 100 Back, 100 Breast, ant 200 IM, he also took 2nd in the 200 Breast. Sophomore team captain Jesse Schmidt also won the 400 IM and took second in both the 100 and 200 IM's. Finally, freshman RJ Williams took first in the 50 Fly and 2nd in the 100 Fly.

Other strong performances came from: freshman Drew Sipple who took second in both the distance free events and third in the 200 Free, and sophomore co-captain, Brandon Miguel who took second in the 200 Fly and 5th in the 500 Free. 

The Cubs now hope to take this momentum into their next meet, the Los Rios Invitational at Sac City College on 2/26, and into their mid-season peak meet in San Luis Obispo next month.

Click here for the Hawk Invite Complete Results.

SRJC Top Event Finishers: 200 Medley Relay-3rd, Bradley John Erickson, Jesse Schmidt, R.J. Williams, Drew Sipple, 1:40.29; 400 IM-1st, Jesse Schmidt, 4:27.63; 50 Fly-1st, R.J. Williams, 23.85; 100 Back-1st, Bradley John Erickson, 55.58; 200 Free-3rd, Drew Sipple, 1:46.90; 1650 Free-2nd, Drew Sipple, 17:10.17; 50 Free-5th, R.J. Williams, 22.08; 200 Fly-2nd, Brandon Miguel, 2:09.47; 100 IM-2nd, Jesse Schmidt, 56.14; 100 Breast-1st, Bradley John Erickson, 1:00.67; 400 Free Relay-1st, Jesse Schmidt, Bradley John Erickson, RJ Williams, Drew Sipple, 3:18.37; 1m Board-11th, Ryan Roland, 47.45pts; 400 Medley Relay-4th, Bradley John Erickson, Jesse Schmidt, R.J. Williams, Drew Sipple, 3:40.36; 500 Free-2nd, Drew Sipple, 4:52.59; 50 Back-3rd, RJ Williams, 27.14; 200 IM-1st, Bradley John Erickson, 1:59.26; 100 Free-11th, Will Hardman, 50.51; 50 Breast-21st, Spenser Bushey, 34.22; 200 Back-9th, Quinlan Kezer, 2:11.62; 100 Fly-2nd, RJ Williams, 54.77; 200 Breast-2nd, Bradley John Erickson, 2:10.75; 200 Free Relay-4th, RJ Williams, Bradley John Erickson, Jesse Schmidt, Drew Sipple, 1:30.55