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2013-14 NCAC Swimming & Diving Athletes Of The Week

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February 3rd

Max Levy, Denison
(Sammamish, WA/Skyline)

Denison freshman diver Max Levy set a school record in the diving tank to lead the Big Red to a 159-93 win over Ohio Wesleyan on Feb. 1st. Levy tallied an 11-dive score of 576.15 on the three-meter board to best the previous school record of 568.80 set by Gabe Dixson in 2012.
Katie Kaestner, Kenyon
(Anacortes, WA/Anacortes)

Kenyon sophomore Katie Kaestner logged three event wins in each of the Ladies’ dual meet victories last weekend against Ohio Wesleyan, 135-85, and Wittenberg, 145-84. Against OWU, she won the 50 free (24.32) and swam legs on the winning 400 medley relay (3:55.04) and 400 free relay (3:33.46). Against Wittenberg, Kaestner touched first in the 100 fly (59.93) and swam legs on the winning 200 medley relay (1:48.5) and 200 free relay (1:38.89).
January 27th

Joel Paquin, Wabash
(Brownsburg, IN/Brownsburg)

Wabash sophomore Joel Paquin guided the Little Giants to a 138-65 victory over Illinois Wesleyan by sweeping the distance freestyle events. Paquin opened the night by winning the 1,000 free with a time of 10:35.75 and then capped off the evening by touching first in the 500 free in 4:56.95.
Lauren Wong, Oberlin
(San Jose, CA/Pioneer)

Oberlin sophomore Lauren Wong had a record-setting day in helping the Yeowomen finish first overall at the Notre Dame (OH) Triangular. Wong opened the day by setting the pool record in the 200 back with a winning time of 2:12.15 and she also established the venue’s benchmark in the 400 IM with a winning time of 4:47.29. She also logged a third victory on the day by swimming the opening leg on the winning 200 medley relay.
January 20th

Trevor Manz, Kenyon
(Eau Claire, WI/Eau Claire Memorial)

Kenyon freshman Trevor Manz finished sixth or better in all five of his events at the Kenyon Winter Invitational, which included opponents from Division I and II institutions. Individually, Manz placed fifth in the 200 IM (1:53.80), sixth in the 200 breast (2:06.04) and sixth in the 400 IM (4:05.40). He also swam a leg on the third-place 400 medley relay (3:25.15) and fifth-place 200 medley relay (1:32.88).

Caroline Bridges, DePauw
(Mequon, WI/University School Milwaukee)

DePauw sophomore Caroline Bridges logged strong performances in freestyle events last weekend. She finished second in the 50 free (24.88) and 100 free (53.30) on Friday against Div. I Xavier and then went on to win the 100 free (53.31) and 200 free (1:56.18) in Saturday’s double-dual meet against Illinois Wesleyan and Rose-Hulman. She also finished second in the 50 free on Saturday with a time of 24.87. In addition, Bridges was on the winning 200 free relay against Xavier and the winning 400 free relay in the double-dual.

January 13th

Blake Lehmann, DePauw
(Champaign, IL/Champaign Central)

DePauw sophomore Blake Lehmann stood out for the Tigers at the Washington University Invitational. Lehmann finished first in the 50 free (21.58), second in the 100 free (47.76) and third in the 100 fly (53.11), while also swimming legs on the winning 200 free (1:25.13) and 400 free (3:07.59) relays. He also added second-place relay performances on the 200 medley (1:35.78) and 400 medley (3:30.22) relays.


Emily Capone, Allegheny
(Johnson City, NY/Johnson City)

Allegheny senior diver Emily Capone notched a pair of regional qualifying scores in the Gators’ 187-109 loss against Oberlin. She logged a winning score of 286.9 on the three-meter board and then went on to win the one-meter competition with a score of 294.3
December 9th

Damon Rosenburg, Denison
(Leesburg, VA/Heritage)

Denison junior Damon Rosenburg had a record-setting day to help lead the Big Red to the team title at the Miami (OH) Invitational. Rosenburg set the NCAA Division III record and automatically qualified for the national championships in the 100 breast with a time of 53.61. He is the first male swimmer in Div. III history to post a sub-54-second time in the event. In addition, he also bested another school record in the 200 breast after touching the wall second in 2:01.37.

Katie Kaestner, Kenyon
(Anacortes, WA/Anacortes)

Kenyon sophomore Katie Kaestner swept the breaststroke events at KC’s TPSC Invitational with a pair of NCAA “B” cut times. She claimed the title in the 100 breast with a time of 1:02.77 and later won the 200 breast in 2:17.59. She also placed fifth in the 200 IM (2:08.17) and swam legs on the third-place 400 medley relay, third-place 400 free relay and fourth-place 200 free relay.
November 25th

Will Paull, Ohio Wesleyan
(Delaware, OH/Olentangy)

Ohio Wesleyan freshman Will Paull won two events to lead the Battling Bishops to the team title at their own Corbiere/Merion Invitational with 854 points. Paull won the 500 free in 4:56.74 and touched first in the 1,650 free in 17:13.10.

Angela Newlon, DePauw
(O’Fallon, IL/O’Fallon Twp.)
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DePauw freshman Angela Newlon won one individual event and finished second in two other to lead the Tigers to a second-place finish at Wabash’s Patrick Woehnker Invitational with 665 points. Newlon won the 400 IM with an NCAA “B” cut time of 4:33.43 and then set a school record and posted another NCAA “B” cut in the 500 free with a time of 5:01.09.
November 18th

Ian Reardon, Kenyon
(Upper Arlington, OH/Upper Arlington)


Kenyon freshman Ian Reardon was the Lords’ only swimmer to win multiple events in a 201-33 win over Ohio Northern. He touched first in the 200 IM with a time of 1:54.85 and also reached the wall first in the 200 breast with a time of 2:07.10.

Courtney McGovern, Wooster
(Gainesville, FL/Sebastian River)


Wooster freshman Courtney McGovern was a triple winner in individual events during the Fighting Scots’ narrow 146-134 loss against Westminster. She swept the backstroke events, winning the 100 in 1:00.93 and the 200 in 2:12.48 and also touched first in the 200 IM with a time of 2:17.40. She also led off the winning 400 medley relay (4:09.91).

November 11th
James Dumstorf, Wittenberg
(Louisville, KY/St. Xavier)

Wittenberg junior James Dumstorf led the Tigers to double dual meet wins against Transylvania, 192-85, and Wilmington, 164-115, on Saturday with individual victories in the 100 breast (1:02.09) and 200 breast (2:12.24) to go along with swimming a leg on the winning 200 medley relay (1:39.59). In addition, Dumstorf also won the 100 breast (59.47) and 200 breast (2:09.55) in a 187-99 loss against DePauw on Friday.
Lauren Wong, Oberlin
(San Jose, CA/Pioneer)

Oberlin sophomore Lauren Wong helped the Yeowomen upset Case in the women’s portion of the Greater Cleveland Tournament championship dual by earning three wins. Her winning time of 2:08.86 in the 200 back is currently the fifth-fastest time in the country at the Div. III level. She also won the 100 back in 1:00.28 and swam a leg on the winning 200 medley relay. Although the Yeowomen were victorious in their portion of the meet, Case captured the Greater Cleveland Tournament title with an overall men’s and women’s score of 341-249.
November 4th
Casey Hooker, DePauw
(Rensselaer, IN/Rensselaer Central)

DePauw junior Casey Hooker led the Tigers to a 155-136 victory over Washington (MO) by winning three individual events and swimming a leg on one winning relay. He touched first in the 1,000 free (9:49.59), 200 fly (1:55.51), 500 free (4:41.39) and swam the lead leg on the winning 400 free relay (3:10.25).
Dani Lacy, Wittenberg
(Louisville, KY/Louisville Collegiate School)

Wittenberg sophomore Dani Lacy led the Tigers to a 144.5-82.5 road victory over Ohio Wesleyan by winning the 50 free (25.61), 100 free (55.05) and swimming the anchor leg on the winning 400 free relay (3:48.38).
October 28th
Brian Maddock, Wooster
(Elyria, OH/Elyria)

Wooster junior Brian Maddock swept both backstroke events, winning the 100 in 54.83 and the 200 in 2:00.21, and led off the winning 200 medley relay (1:40.43) to lead the Fighting Scots to a 159-137 win over league-rival Wittenberg. It was the Scots’ first win over the Tigers in a dual meet since 2007.
Olivia Gillison, Ohio Wesleyan
(Philadelphia, PA/Friends Central)

Ohio Wesleyan senior Olivia Gillison won two individual events and led off the meet-deciding 200 free relay in a 123-116 dual meet win over Baldwin Wallace. She won the 50 free in 26.20 and the 100 free in 58.0. With OWU trailing B-W, 112-109, heading into the final event of the night, Gillison swam the lead leg on the winning 200 free relay (1:47.35) which secured the seven-point victory for the Battling Bishops.
October 21st
Ryan Funk, Kenyon
(Pace, FL/Pace)

Kenyon sophomore Ryan Funk was a part of four relay event wins to help lead the Lords to the team victory at the season-opening Kenyon Swimming & Denison Diving Relays. He swam a leg on the winning 200 medley relay (1:33.41), 500 crescendo relay (4:03.34), 400 IM relay (3:34.50) and the 200 freestyle relay (1:24.69).
Carolyn Kane, Denison
(Deepharen, MN/Minnetonka)

Denison freshman Carolyn Kane was a part of four relay event wins to help lead the Big Red to the team title at the Kenyon Swimming & Denison Diving Relays. The versatile first-year swimmer swam the lead leg of the winning 200 butterfly relay (1:45.12), 400 IM relay (4:03.82) and the 200 freestyle relay (1:36.93), and also swam the second leg of the winning 500 crescendo relay (4:36.09).