Following a lengthy break over the holiday season, several North
Coast swimming & diving squads returned to the pool over the
last two weeks. League teams will be back in action again this
weekend, highlighted by Kenyon traveling to Michigan for the
Oakland Quad Meet, Jan. 16-17, and Denison hosting Division I
Pittsburgh on Saturday.
ALLEGHENY competed against Wittenberg in a non-scoring meet on January 5th in Florida, before returning home and splitting a dual meet with conference-rival Oberlin on Saturday. The Gator men upended the Yeomen, 156-110, while the women fell against the Yeowomen by a 217-79 margin. Sophomore Jack Bailey (Grove City, OH/Grove City) logged four total victories against Oberlin, touching first individually in the 50 free (22.03), 100 free (48.95) and 200 free (1:51.23), to go along with swimming the anchor leg on the winning 200 medley relay (1:41.84). For the women, junior Erica Salizzoni (McMurray, PA/Peters Twp.) and freshman Rachel Steiner (Bethlehem, PA/Liberty) collected the diving titles against Oberlin with Salizzoni tallying 231.15 points on the three-meter board and Steiner scoring 193.60 points on the one-meter board.
DENISON returned to the pool last weekend with the women falling against Div. I Ohio University, 175-123, on Friday night, before both squads swept DEPAUW in a home dual meet on Saturday. The Big Red men topped DPU by a 179-96 margin, while the DU women notched a 176-107 victory over the Tigers. Sophomore Campbell Costley (Glencoe, IL/New Trier) led the Big Red women’s team on the weekend, winning the 1,000 free (10:13.92) and 500 free (5:00.35) against OU, and finishing first in the 200 free (1:52.42) and 500 free (4:58.34) against Denison. Sophomore Jack Lindell (Edina, MN/Edina) swept the backstroke events against DPU, with winning times of 52.61 in the 100 and 1:52.27 in the 200. Junior Blake Lehmann (Champaign, IL/Central) paced the DPU men’s team in the dual by winning the 100 fly (51.24) and finishing second in the 50 free (21.19). The DPU women, who also finished third out of five teams at the Tampa Relay Carnival over the holiday break, were led by sophomore Kirsten Olson (Medina, MN/Wayzata) against Denison with individual victories in the 200 back (2:10.53) and 200 IM (2:16.04).
HIRAM dropped both ends of a dual meet against Wittenberg in its only action last week. The men fell by a 200-59 margin, while the women lost by a final score of 204-52. Junior Marian Bade (Macungie, PA/The Periomen School) led the women’s team by touching first in the 200 IM (2:43.65), while junior Danny Essel (Euclid, OH/Euclid) paced the men’s squad after he also touched first in the 200 IM with a winning time of 2:25.70.
KENYON was idle last week.
OBERLIN split a dual meet against Allegheny on Saturday, with the Yeowomen cruising to a 217-79 victory, and the Yeomen falling by a 156-110 margin. The Yeowomen had multiple 1-2-3 finishes in an array of events, led by junior Samma Regan (Montclair, NJ/Montclair) who logged victories in the 100 breast (1:10.79), 200 breast (2:31.47), 50 free (25.50) and 200 IM (2:15.60). Sophomore Liam Oznowich (Cleveland Hts., OH/Hawken) and senior Chris Ayoub (Cypress, TX/Cypress Woods) led the Yeomen in the dual meet with victories in the 200 fly (2:06.51) and 200 back (2:06.90), respectively.
OHIO WESLEYAN competed over break at the Bob Mowerson Sprint Meet in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with the men topping Emmanuel, 614-199, and the women finishing second out of five teams with 259.5 points. In addition, the Bishops dropped both ends of a home dual meet against Wooster on Saturday. Four men’s swimmers medaled for OWU at the Bob Mowerson Sprint Meet, led by sophomore Greyson Goodwin (Littleton, CO/Heritage) who finished first in the 400 free (4:31.54) and second in the 50 free (25.70). Sophomore Anne Edwards (Golf, IL/Glenbrook South) paced the women’s team in both meets, finishing third in the 400 free at the Bob Mowerson Meet with a time of 4:57.50, before winning the 1,650 free (18:28.37) and finishing second in the 500 free (5:24.80) against Wooster.
WABASH dropped a narrow 125-79 decision against The University of Indianpolis in its only action last week. Junior Zechariah Banks (Carmel, IN/Carmel) picked up a pair of individual victories for the Little Giants in the dual, reaching the wall first in the 200 IM (1:57.84) and the 200 breast (2:09.06).
WITTENBERG took on Allegheny in a non-scoring meet on January 5th in Florida, before returning to Springfield and sweeping a home dual meet against Hiram on Sunday. The men topped the Terriers by a final score of 200-59, while the women cruised past Hiram by a tally of 204-52. Junior Dani Lacy (Louisville, KY/Louisville Collegiate School) led the women’s team with individual wins in the 50 free (25.71) and 100 free (55.84), to go along with relay victories in the 200 medley (1:55.79) and 200 free (1:45.91). Senior James Dumstorf (Louisville, KY/St. Xavier) paced the men’s team in the dual by winning the 200 breast (2:15.02) and 50 free (22.29), and also swimming legs on the winning 200 medley relay (1:42.16) and 200 free relay (1:33.80).
WOOSTER swept NCAC
foe Ohio Wesleyan in a road dual meet on Saturday, with the men
winning, 161-121, and the women posting a 168-94 victory over OWU.
Senior Brian Maddock (Elyria, OH/Elyria) won all
four events he was entered in, which included individual victories
in the 100 back (54.24), 200 back (2:02.84) and 400 IM (4:25.14).
For the women, senior Morgan Hughes (Chico,
CA/Chico) won the 50 free (25.26) and 100 fly (1:00.16),
to go along with relay victories in the 200 medley (1:56.07) and
400 free (3:43.54).