NCAC Weekly Release (10-22-12) - Swimming & Diving
Seven North Coast men’s and women’s squads kicked off the 2012-13 swimming & diving season at the Kenyon Relays on Saturday (10/20) in Gambier, Ohio. Denison and Kenyon tied for the team title on the men’s side with 116 points apiece, while Kenyon grabbed the top spot in the women’s meet with 120 points. Rounding out the men’s standings in places three through six were Wooster (60), Wittenberg (58), Allegheny (52) and Ohio Wesleyan (32), while Hiram was also represented by swimmer at the meet. On the women’s side places two through seven went to Denison (112), Wittenberg (61), Wooster (59), Allegheny (42), Ohio Wesleyan (32) and Hiram (8).
In the men’s meet, DENISON won four relay events to tie the Lords for the team title, including the 200 breaststroke (1:49.51), 1,500 freestyle (14:11.18), one-meter diving (560.15) and three -meter diving (644.05), while KENYON secured relay victories in the 200 medley (1:33.97), 200 backstroke (1:33.81), 500 Crescendo (4:03.28), 200 butterfly (1:31.48), 200 freestyle (1:24.18) and the 400 IM (3:36.25) to tie DU for first-place in the final team standings ... WOOSTER finished third in the final standings, highlighted by its third-place showing in the 200 breaststroke (1:53.27) ... WITTENBERG checked in at fourth in the team standings after finishing third on the one-meter board and fifth in the 500 crescendo ... ALLEGHENY was fifth at the event after finishing fourth in the 200 medley (1:40.81) and fifth on the one-meter board (187.85) ... OHIO WESLEYAN was sixth in the standings behind a fourth-place finish in the 200 breaststroke (1:55.17) ... HIRAM logged a pair of 14th-place finishes at the event in the 1,500 freestyle (17:06.27) and the 400 IM (4:07.35).
In the women’s meet, KENYON secured the team title after winning the 200 medley (1:47.02), 200 backstroke (1:46.46), 200 breaststroke (2:06.98), 200 butterfly (1:45.90), 1,500 freestyle (15:29.81), 400 IM (4:05.46) and the 200 freestyle (1:37.55) ... DENISON was victorious in the 500 crescendo (4:33.25), one-meter diving (416.3) and three-meter diving (429.6) to finish second in the team standings ... WITTENBERG finished in third in the team standings, led by its 200 breaststroke relay which finished third with a time of 2:11.55 ... WOOSTER secured the third spot in the final standings after finishing fifth in the 200 backstroke (1:54.33) and the 200 butterfly (1:50.56) ... ALLEGHENY opened its season with a fifth-place showing after finishing second on the three-meter board (343.95), second on the three-meter board (327.6) and fourth in the 200 medley (1:56.63) ... OHIO WESLEYAN was sixth overall in the team standings and got its best effort with a sixth-place showing in the 200 breaststroke (2:15.27) ... HIRAM registered a 13th-place finish in the 1,500 freestyle (17:45.21) to help the Terriers finish seventh overall at the event.
OBERLIN was also in action last week as the Yeomen and Yeowomen both picked up convincing victories over Transylvania by scores of 118-48 and 127-94, respectively, in Lexington, Kentucky. Yeomen freshman Marshall Walker (Marietta, GA/Alan C. Hope) registered three victories at the meet in the 200 IM (2:07.24), 100 fly (54.73) and as a member of the 200 medley relay (1:41.18). The Yeowomen’s top performance also came from a freshman as Jillian Sarazen (North Hampton, NH/St. Thomas Aquinas) won the 100 back (1:03.41), 200 free (2:02.85) and as a member of the winning 200 medley relay (1:55.25).
The DEPAUW and WABASH men also competed over the weekend at the Indiana Intercollegiates held at Purdue University. DPU finished third out of 7 teams at the event with 250.5 points, while Wabash was fifth in the final standings with 132. The Tigers were led by sophomore Casey Hooker (Rensselaer, IN/Rensselaer Central) who finished third overall in the 200 freestyle (1:45.82), while sophomore Aaron Troyer (Middlebury, VT/Northridge) finished 11th in the 100 free (49.48), 12th in the 200 IM (2:05.84) and was a member of the fifth-place 200 free relay (1:30.27).