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NCAC Weekly Release (1-15-12) - Swimming & Diving

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Men's Notes:

ALLEGHENY won 12 of 16 events to defeat Oberlin. Freshman Kevin Crooks (Washington, PA/Trinity) posted three career-best times in the meet as he swam the 200 freestyle, the 200 breaststroke, and the 400 individual medley. Crooks took the 400 IM by nearly a 10-second margin.

DENISON returned to action with a victory over Wittenberg. The Big Red won 13 events, led by senior Mike Barczak (Beverly Hills,  MI/Brother Rice), who won the 50 freestyle, the 50 butterfly and the 200 medley relay. Freshman Damon Rosenburg (Leesburgh, VA/Heritage) won both breaststroke events, and Robert Barry (Richmond, VA/St. Christopher’s) was part of the first-place 200 medley relay and added individual titles in the 50 and 100 backstrokes.

The 13th-ranked DEPAUW Tigers placed second of eight teams at the Washington (Mo.) Invitational, just 15.5 points behind champion Lindenwood. Casey Hooker (Rensselaer, IN/Central) was a double winner as he claimed titles in the 500 free (4:41.07) and the 1650 free. In addition, Hooker was runner-up in the 200 free with a time of 1:43.66.

HIRAM fell to Wooster, and Wittenberg last week. Sophomore Job Fields (Chillicothe, OH/Chillicothe) won the 800-meter freestyle against the Fighting Scots, and was second in the 400-meter free and the 400-meter IM. Versus the Tigers, Job claimed a second-place finish in the 800-meter free and was third in the backstroke.

OBERLIN fell to Ohio Northern and Allegheny. Against ONU, senior Jebran Haddad (Beirut, Lebanon/American Community School) won the 50 free and 100 breast, then took the 100 breast against the Gators the next day.

OHIO WESLEYAN went 3-0 last week with victories over Baldwin-Wallace, Wooster and Defiance. Sophomore Taylor Smith (Arnold, MD/Broadneck) won the 200 free, was third in the 200 breast and was part of the first-place 200 medley relay versus B-W. Smith won the 500 and 1000 freestyles in a double-dual with the Fighting Scots and Defiance.

WABASH fell to Washington (Mo.) as well as the U. of Indianapolis. Freshman Aaron Tryer (Middlebury, IN/Northridge) won the 100 back against the Bears, and was second in the 100 free against Indianapolis.

WITTENBERG fell to Denison and defeated Hiram last week. Freshman AJ Burt (Wyoming, OH/Wyoming) won the 200 IM, and was part of the first-place 400 medley relay against Hiram, then took second in the 50 breaststroke against the Big Red.

WOOSTER defeated Hiram and Defiance and fell to Ohio Wesleyan last week. Junior Peter Parisi (Portland, OR/Stevenson) won five events over the two days, including the 50-meter and 100-meter against the Terriers, then took the 50-yard free, 100-yard free and 100-yard breast in a double dual with OWU and Defiance. 

Women's Notes:

ALLEGHENY defeated Oberlin as the Gators won 14 events, led by junior Joanna Wieckowska (Oldsmar, FL/East Lake), who posted personal-best times in the 50 (25.90) and 100 (56.22) freestyles.

DENISON lost to Ohio Northern and beat Wittenberg. Against the Tigers, the Big Red won 14 events, led by Natalie Lugg (Woodbury, MN/Woodbury), who touched first in the 50 breast, 100 breast and was part of the victories 200 medley relay.

DEPAUW placed third of seven at the Washington (Mo.) Invitational. Senior Catie Baker (Cedar Rapids, IA/Kennedy) won the 100 breast, 200 breast and 400 individual medley.

HIRAM fell to both Wooster and Wittenberg.

OBERLIN lost to Ohio Northern and Allegheny. Freshman Ellen Drake (Cleveland Hts., OH/Hawken) won the 1000 free, and freshman Simone Christen (Princeton, NJ/Princeton Day) took the 200 free, both against the Polar Bears. Versus the Gators, freshman Audrey Pongluelert (Fresno, CA/University) won the 200 breast.

OHIO WESLEYAN swept Baldwin-Wallace and Defiance and lost to Wooster. Sophomore Melissa Ward (Delaware, OH/Hayes) won the 100 and 200 freestyles against the Yellow Jackets.

WITTENBERG fell to Denison and defeated Hiram. Against the Terriers, juniors Jane Tsivitse (Wyoming, OH/Wyoming), Ward McNulty (Glencoe, IL/New Trier) and Melssa Hascher (Cincinnati, OH/Anderson) were all double winners.

WOOSTER swept Hiram, OWU and Defiance last week. Junior Samira El-Adawy (Cairo, Egypt/Lycee du Sacre Coeur) won three events over the weekend.