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2009-10 Swimming & Diving Athletes of the Week

 
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January 31
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Alyssa Swanson, Denison
(Aurora, CO/Regis Jesuit)

Freshman Alyssa Swanson posted an NCAA automatic qualifying time in the 200 free (1:52.16) and a “B” cut time in the 500 free (5:00.11), just eight one hundreths shy of the “A” cut time. She was also part of the first-place 400 free relay in Denison’s win over Carnegie Mellon.

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Brandon Intrieri, Allegheny
(Erie, PA/McDowell)

Freshman Brandon Intrieri won the 200 freestyle (1:48.20) and the 100 free (48.60) in Allegheny’s 150.5-92.5 victory over Baldwin-Wallace. The next day, in a 145-117 loss to Edinboro, Intrieri won the 50 free (21.97) and 100 butterfly (52.63) and swam the anchor leg on the first-place 200 free relay.

January 24
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Kate Hunt, Wooster
(Columbia, MO/Rock Bridge)

Freshman Kate Hunt won the 100 (1:03.32) and 200 (2:17.05) freestyles against Hiram, then took the 50 free (25.53) versus Wheeling Jesuit. Wooster swept two dual meets last week, topping the Terriers, 140-87, and the Cardinals, 148-60.

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David Gatz, Ohio Wesleyan
(Delaware, OH/Hayes)

Senior David Gatz won the 100 breaststroke in an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 57.80 seconds in a 127-77 victory over Findlay. Gatz also won two events at the Oberlin Invitational. He touched first in the 100 breast (58.22) and 200 breast (2:13.66) as the Batttling Bishops wound up second.

January 17
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Grace Aheron, Oberlin
(Roanoke, VA/Patrick Henry)

Freshman Grace Aheron won the 1000 free (10:57.13), 200 individual medley (2:12.76) and 500 free (5:21.19), as Oberlin swept Ohio Northern, 137.5-105.5, and Kenyon, 152-74.

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Evan Rhinesmith, Wabash
(McCordsville, IN/Mt. Vernon)

Wabash junior Evan Rhinesmith posted victories in the 100 and 200 breaststroke in both of the Little Giants’ meets last week. He took first in the events in a loss to Washington-St. Louis, with times of 1:00.00 in the 100 and 2:14.88 in the 200. Rhinesmith repeated that double victory in a loss to the U. of Indianapolis. In the 100 breast he clocked a 59.64, then took the 200 event in 2:15.22.

January 10
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Erin Hanahan, Ohio Wesleyan
(Madison, OH/Perry)

Senior Erin Hanahan, who won both diving events in Ohio Wesleyan’s 147-78 loss to Wooster. She won the one-meter board with 192.45 points and the three-meter competition with 169.55 points.

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Adel El-Adawy, Wooster
(Cairo, Egypt/German School)

Junior Adel El-Adawy was a double winner as Wooster defeated Ohio Wesleyan, 139-79. He won the 50 freestyle in 22.21 and the 500 freestyle in 5:07.09.

December 7
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Grace Aheron, Oberlin
(Roanoke, VA/Patrick Henry)

Oberlin freshman Grace Aheron posted the fasted time in the nation in the women’s 200 butterfly as she met an automatic qualifying time and won the event (2:04.10) at the Wooster Invitational. It was the first automatic qualifying time posted by an Oberlin swimmer since 2001. She was part of three school record swims at the meet.

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Gabe Dixson, Denison
(New Albany, OH/New Albany)

Denison diver Gabe Dixson won both diving events at the Calvin Invitational, and set school records in the process. He qualified automatically for the NCAA meet in one-meter diving with 466.25 points to shatter a 31-year old school mark. Then he scored 506.80 points on the three-meter board in the prelims and 499.05 in the finals. Both marks shattered a 23-year old mark of 468.55 held by Rob Burnett in the event.

November 23
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Kristen Bell, Kenyon
(Mercersburg, PA/Mercersburg Academy)

Kenyon freshman Kristen Bell racked up a pair of automatic qualifying times to the NCAA Division III Championships at Northwestern’s TYR Invitational. She posted her first in the 500 freestyle, placing sixth in 4:58.11. Her second “A” cut came in the 1650 free with a time of 17:10.42, good for fourth place.

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Nick Lashway, Oberlin
(Leeds, MA/Northhampton)

Oberlin sophomore Nick Lashway won three events to pace Oberlin in its 1-2 week. He won the 100 back in 54.77, the 100 butterfly in 54.03 and the 200 individual medley in 2:03.58 - all in the Yeomen’s first dual-meet win of the year, a 93-45 decision over Baldwin-Wallace. He was also second in the 50 free with a time of 22.96.

November 15
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Sara Kadi, Oberlin
(Oakland, CA/Piedmont)

Oberlin junior Sara Kadi won the 200-yard individual medley (2:15.58) in a 128-103 win over John Carroll, finishing four seconds faster than the runner-up. She also won the 500 freestyle by nearly five seconds with a mark of 5:26.32 and swam the anchor leg of the winning 400 free relay (3:44.72). Kadi set a new Veale Classic record with a time of 1:58.86 in the 200 free in a 108-97 loss to Wooster. She also won the 100 free in 54.68 and swam the leadoff leg of the winning 200 free relay that missed a school record by just two one hundredths of a second (1:41.94).

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Dan Thurston, Denison
(Ann Arbor, MI/Huron)

Denison sophomore Dan Thurston won the 400 Individual Medley against Ohio State in the Buckeyes’ McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. His time of 4:12.05 was the second-fastest time posted in Division III this season. OSU overpowered the Big Red, 173-80.

November 8
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Jill Simpson, Ohio Wesleyan
(Westerville, OH/North)

Ohio Wesleyan sophomore Jill Simpson won the 200 freestyle (2:15.45) and took the 100 butterfly in 1:13.16 to help the Battling Bishops to double-dual wins over Ursuline and Urbana. She also teamed with sophomore Holly Gilbert (Cedar Rapids, IA/Kennedy), sophomore Michelle Strong (Londonderry, NH/Londonderry) and sophomore Randi Savage (Delaware, OH/Hayes) to win the 200 medley relay (2:11.89).

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Collin Ohning, Kenyon
(Greenville, SC/Christ Church Episcopal)

Kenyon junior Collin Ohning rang up a good portion of Kenyon’s points in a 145-92 victory over rival Denison by hauling in three event titles. He swam with the winning 200-yard medley relay team, which clocked in with an NCAA ‘B’ time of 1:33.50. He then captured individual wins in the 50-yard freestyle (21:36) and the 100-yard breaststroke (58:71).

November 1
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Megan Knox, Allegheny
(Pittsburgh, PA/Fox Chapel)

Allegheny junior Megan Knox posted three individual wins, collecting two in a 111-77 win over WV Wesleyan and another in a 135-101 loss to Grove City. Against WV Wesleyan, she claimed the 200 freestyle (2:00.71) and the 500 freestyle (5:26.63). Against Grove City, she swam a 2:00.09 to win the 200 free.

 

Matt Erenpreiss, Wittenberg
(Columbus, OH/Centennial)

Wittenberg senior diver Matt Erenpreiss set a school and pool record with a 277.70 from the one-meter board in a 165-135 home win over Wooster, and earned a score that provisionally meets the NCAA standard. He also won the three-meter event at the same meet (288.2) and won the one-meter event (246.05) in a 124.5-96.5 win at Ohio Wesleyan.