North Coast swimming & diving teams took to the pool last
weekend for numerous dual meet matchups, highlighted by Oberlin,
Wittenberg and Wooster sweeping both ends of NCAC duals against
Hiram, Ohio Wesleyan and Oberlin, respectively. League squads
return to action this weekend with more dual meets on the schedule,
led by Denison traveling to Columbus, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday
to take on Ohio State and Princeton.
ALLEGHENY split a dual meet at PSU-Behrend on Saturday with the women winning, 193-92, and the men falling by a 138-123 margin. Sophomore Megan Freeney (Phoenix, AZ/Xavier College Prep) won three individual races and swam the lead leg on the winning 400 free relay (3:54.04) to lead the women’s team against the Lions. Freeney touched first individually in the 200 fly (2:18.17), 200 back (2:16.22) and 500 free (5:33.71). For the men, junior Garrett Devenney (Eighty Four, PA/Ringgold) and sophomore Jack Bailey (Grove City, OH/Grove City) both logged two individual event wins on the afternoon. Devenney touched first in the 500 free (4:59.46) and 1,000 free (10:22.87), while Bailey reached the wall first in the 50 free (21.76) and 200 free (1:49.64).
DENISON was idle last week and will return to the pool this weekend for a two-day tri-meet against Ohio State and Princeton in Columbus, Ohio.
DEPAUW saw its men’s team fall against Wabash, 162-129, on Friday night, before both Tiger teams suffered home losses against Washington (MO) on Saturday. The men lost against Wash. U., 156-132, while the women’s team fell by a 187-106 margin. Sophomore Angela Newlon (O’Fallon, IL/O’Fallon Twp.) won a pair of races to lead the women’s team, touching first in the 500 free (5:04.08) and 400 IM (4:38.06), while freshman Eric Addy (Grosse Point, MI/South) swept the diving events against both Wabash and Washington. On the one-meter board he tallied scores of 229.5 against the Little Giants and 220.9 against the Bears, while his winning three-meter scores were 223.10 (Wabash) and 196.1 (Wash. U.).
HIRAM dropped both ends of a dual meet at Oberlin on Friday night, with the men falling by a score of 133-84 and the women suffering a 144-71 decision. Junior Danny Essel (Euclid, OH/Euclid) led the men by winning the 100 breast (1:07.28) and finishing second in the 400 IM (5:12.40), while freshman Jenni Heid (Stow, OH/Stow-Munroe Falls) led the women with a first-place showing in the 100 breast (1:15.71).
KENYON was swept in a dual against Ohio State on Friday night, but the Lords and the Ladies rebounded with a pair of convincing home wins over Ohio Northern on Saturday. The Lords knocked off the Polar Bears, 191-43, while the Ladies cruised to a 182-43 victory. In the wins over ONU, junior Percy Gates (Greensboro, NC/Grimsley) paced the Lords with an individual win in the 50 free (21.24) and two relay victories in the 200 free (1:23.67) and 200 medley (1:34.94), while junior Katie Kaestner (Anacortes, WA/Anacortes) went beyond her breaststroke comfort level to win the 50 free (52.98) and 100 free (52.98) to lead the Ladies.
OBERLIN swept Hiram in a dual meet on Friday night, but the Yeomen (166-93) and Yeowomen (153-35) were upended by league-rival Wooster on Saturday afternoon. Against Hiram, the Yeomen logged a 133-84 victory and the Yeowomen knocked off the Terriers, 144-71. Sophomore Liam Oznowich (Cleveland Hts., OH/Hawken) was a triple winner against Hiram for the men’s team by touching first in the 400 IM (4:38.21), 100 fly (57.21) and swimming the fly leg on the winning 200 medley relay (1:44.93). For the Yeowomen, junior Deirdre (Madison, CT/Daniel) opened the meet by swimming the final freestyle leg on the winning 200 medley relay (1:54.79) and then went on to touch first in the 50 free with a time of 25.62.
OHIO WESLEYAN lost in both the men’s, 176-115, and women’s, 158-98, competitions in a road dual meet at Wittenberg. Sophomore Greyson Goodwin (Littleton, CO/Heritage) won four total events to lead the men’s squad, while junior Haley Scheafor (Cornelius, NC/NW Visual-Performing Arts) and freshman Kari Lynn Seymour (Dayton, OH/Centerville) were both double winners for the women’s team. Goodwin won the 100 free (48.57), 200 free (1:48.99), 500 free (4:51.45) and swam a leg on the winning 400 free relay (3:19.72). Scheafor won the 200 free (2:04.15) and swam a leg on the winning 400 free relay (4:04.49), while Seymour won the 50 free (27.82) and swam the lead backstroke leg on the winning 400 medley relay (4:43.96).
WABASH posted its first dual meet victory over DePauw since 2006 with a 162-129 triumph over the Tigers on Friday night. Junior Jack Belford (Carmel, IN/Carmel) set both a school and pool record in the 1,000 free with a winning time of 9:43.34, while the team of senior Jake Childress (Pendleton, IN/Pendleton Hts.), junior Zechariah Banks (Carmel, IN/Carmel), senior Carter Adams (Fairfield, OH/Fairfield) and junior Elliot Johns (Carmel, IN/Carmel) set the Class of 1950 Natatorium record in the 400 medley relay with a winning time of 3:27.63.
WITTENBERG defeated visiting Ohio Wesleyan in a dual meet on Saturday, winning 176-115 on the men’s side and prevailing 152-98 on the women’s side. Senior men’s diver Eric Roberts (Willits, CA/Willits) broke the men’s HPER Natatorium record in the three-meter, six-dive event with a winning score of 300.40. The women’s team featured a pair of double winners as sophomore Amy Schulz (Waterloo, IL/Waterloo) won the 100 back (1:03.73) and 200 back (2:17.82), while freshman Samantha Petruzzi (Medina, OH/Medina) touched first in both the 100 fly (1:02.72) and 200 fly (2:18.12).
WOOSTER swept Oberlin
in a home dual meet on Saturday with the men cruising to a 166-93
win and the women hanging on for a 153-135 victory. Senior
Brian Maddock (Elyria, OH/Elyria) was a part of
three victories for the men’s team, leading the field in the
100 back (54.94), 100 fly (55.44) and swimming the lead backstroke
leg on the winning 400 medley relay (3:45.17). The women’s
team was led by freshman Jillian Saccogna (Hudson,
OH/Hudson) who swept the sprint freestyle events with
winning times of 25.08 (50) and 55.72 (100), and also swam the
freestyle anchor leg on the winning 400 medley relay (4:07.97).