|Wesley Slaughter, Wabash
Wabash junior Wesley Slaughter opened the season by capturing two individual victories and participating on a winning relay at the Indiana DIII Invitational Saturday. He won the 50-yard freestyle race with a time of 21.35, the second-fastest time reported in Division III for the opening weekend of competition. Slaughter added a victory in the 100 free with a winning time of 47.23, and also swam on the winning 400-yard freestyle relay team that finished with a time of 3:12.53 to help Wabash finish second overall out of five teams at the meet.
|Hannah Tonsmann, Allegheny
Allegheny freshman Hannah Tonsmann was a triple winner at the season-opening Grove City Fall Classic. Tonsmann won the 200 free (2:00.52), 500 free (5:25.76) and the 1,650 free (18:50.75), while also claiming second in the 50 free (25.50) and fourth in the 100 free (56.82). The Allegheny women’s swim team finished first among five teams at the invitational.
|Richie, Kurlich, Denison
(Kent, OH/Walsh Jesuit)
Denison sophomore Richie Kurlich helped lead the Big Red to a second-place finish at the Akron Zips Classic. Kurlich won the 200 breaststroke with a ‘B’ cut time of 2:00.52, a meet record and the fastest Division III time of the season. He also finished second in the 100 breaststroke (56.69) and third in the 200 IM (1:53.75). Kurlich also swam a leg of two relays, the 200 medley relay (1:34.05) and the 400 medley relay (3:24.00).
|Emily Thompson, DePauw
(Fort Washington, PA/Germantown Academy)
DePauw freshman Emily Thompson helped lead the Tigers to a top-five finish at the Indiana Intercollegiates hosted by Purdue. Thompson logged a fifth-place finish among 25 swimmers in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:16.02 and an 18th-place finish out of 50 swimmers in the 200 freestyle (1:59.72). Both times were the second-fastest times among NCAC swimmers this season.
|David Fitch, Kenyon
Kenyon junior David Fitch produced a team-high three event wins as Kenyon defeated Xavier over the weekend in a dual meet. In the 100-yard butterfly, Fitch timed in at 50.07, a conference and NCAA Division III top mark this season. He was also part of two winning relays, the 200 medley relay (1:30.64) and the 400 free relay (3:05.89). Fitch also placed second in the 100 backstroke, timing in at 50.94, a conference-best time this season.
|Crile Hart, Kenyon
(Pepper Pike, OH/Hawken School)
Kenyon junior Crile Hart produced a team-high three victories in the Ladies dual meet victory against Xavier. Hart collected individual victories in the 100 (56.48) and 200-yard backstroke (2:02.50) events and also swam a leg of the winning 200 medley relay (1:45.18). All three event wins were top marks in the NCAC and NCAA Division III this season. She also was part of a second-place finish in the 400 free relay (3:35.64).
|David Fitch, Kenyon
Kenyon junior David Fitch notched four event wins Friday night and powered the Lords to a 167.5-132.5 victory over long-time rival and defending national champion Denison. Fitch began the night by leading off the winning 200-yard medley relay team that stopped the clock at 1:30.11. Three events later, Fitch won the 100-yard backstroke in 49.76. Then, late in the meet, he posted a winning time of 49.23 in the 100-yard butterfly. Both those times were top marks in NCAA Division III this season. Finally, in the last event of the evening, Fitch kicked things off for the winning 200-yard freestyle relay, which clocked in at 1:22.46.
|KT Kustritz, Denison
(St. Paul, MN/St. Paul College)
Denison senior KT Kustritz posted three NCAA “B” cut times for the Big Red last week. In a 195-105 dual victory over Kenyon on Friday, Kustritz logged a winning 100-yard breastroke time of 1:03.87 (B-cut). She was also part a winning 200 medley relay team that posted a time of 1:44.99 (B-cut). Her third win against Kenyon came in the 200 breaststroke, posting a time of 2:22.85. In another dual meet win against Xavier on Saturday, the 200 medley relay team improved upon its NCAA “B” cut time with a swim of 1:44.86. She also logged a winning time of 1:04.84 in the 100 breaststroke.
|Logan Indest, Allegheny
(Columbus, OH/Worthington Kilbourne)
Allegheny junior Logan Indest posted three victories at the Gator Invitational this past weekend. Indest recorded a time of 2:01.54 in the 200 butterfly, a 4:16.15 in the 400 individual medley and a 10:25.19 in the 1,000 free.
|Chelsea Pietrzycki, Allegheny
Allegheny junior diver Chelsea Pietrzycki won the one-meter diving event (424 points) at the Gator Invite this past weekend, while also placing second in three-meter diving (372 points). Pietrzycki’s 424 points in one-meter diving qualifies her for the NCAA diving regional and is currently the top score among all NCAA Division III divers.