NEWARK, Del. -- University of Delaware sophomore Kevin Basch continued his dominant season as the Pottstown, Pa. native set the school record in the 1000 free (9:18.78) in Saturday’s 167-126 setback against Drexel at Rawstrom Natatorium, shattering former Blue Hens standout Cory Camp’s (2014-17) mark of 9:21.00. Basch's 1000 time is the second fastest regular-season mark in Colonial Athletic Association history and the 95th best time in the country so far this season. 

Basch concluded the individual portion of his day in the 500 free where he turned in another first-place finish, swimming a time of (4:32.49). 

Senior captain Patrick Savidge set three season-best times on Saturday, finishing first in the 200 breaststroke (2:04.54), first in the 200 IM (1:51.34) and second in the 200 free (1:41.37).  Other Blue Hens (1-7, 0-3 CAA) highlights included freshman Jacob Lukens winning the 3M board (281.40) and finishing second in the 1M (243.82), and junior Mark Wellborn winning the 200 fly with a time of 1:57.12.

Delaware returns to action next Sunday, January 14 at 1 p.m. for senior day against Iona.

Head coach John Hayman:

“This season Kevin [Basch] has been racing and training well, and obviously he continued that today setting the school record in the 1000 freestyle. Pat Savidge swam extremely well today as well, winning the 200 breaststroke and tying for first in the 200 IM. Pat’s time in the 200 IM is probably one of the faster times in the CAA this season so those guys stood out to me. Heading into next week the focus needs to be winning events. I think our holiday break training was great but we need to get back into form following the break. This week we need to continue to be consistent with our training. With winter session underway and our athletes back on campus, we look forward to another big week of training. After the meet next weekend we’re going to have our preliminary roster set for next month’s CAA Championships (Feb. 14-17) so that will put some pressure on some kids to perform well next weekend against Iona.”

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