“One of the things I outlined with the captains was how I thought this was going to be a close meet,” Albion Coach Jake Taber said. “I didn’t know if we could win any of the first five events. Brad and Austin won those two and it set the tone.”
Today’s meet against the Pacers was the final one of the regular season for head coach Thomas Till’s squad, which now begins to prepare for the Landmark Conference Swimming & Diving Championships that will be held here Feb. 7-9.
The second day of the Kenyon Winter Invitation proved to be just as quick and as much fun to watch as Day One. For host Kenyon College, though the event open auspiciously with very fast swims from both the Lords and the Ladies, the superior depth of the DI and DII teams arrayed against them led to a fourth place finish for the Ladies, and a third place finish for the Lords. On both sides, Ohio State University was victorious (795.5 women, 741 men).
The State University of New York at New Paltz men’s swimming team pulled off an upset win on Fridayafternoon, downing defending State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) champion SUNY Cortland, 144-101, in a dual meet.
The first night of the Kenyon Invitational, hosted in the James A Steen Natotorium saw some seriously fast swimming. That’s unsurprising, considering there are three DI schools in the house. The highlights of the evening were OSU’s Alex Norris taking down two pool records.
Gustavus Adolphus women’s swimming and diving team took charge on Friday – their Senior Night. The women’s team crushed Carleton, 212-82, and the Gusties recorded 13 event victories on their way to a win. Then the day after, they swam at Luther and broke five pool records.
Trinity University has named assistant coach Michael Schuber interim head coach while current head coach John Ryan recovers from multiple eye surgeries.
The men and women of Wheaton IL hosted the Wheaton Quadrangular Meet at Chrouser Natatorium this past Saturday. The women posted an overall win with 561 points while the men’s team finished in fourth with 434 points. Lake Forest won the men’s meet.
MIT’s men’s team began the 2014 portion of its season with a dominating win over Coast Guard on Saturday afternoon, taking home the victory 203.5-74.5. The meet included atypical events – such as 50s of strokes – and the team finished the day with victories in 14 of the 16 contested events.
In what has to be one of the most exciting rivalries of Division III swimming, the Ephs of Williams College faced off against the Jeffs of Amherst on Saturday night. After a close start and some back and forth, Williams was victorious taking the meet 189-104.
The North Coast Athletic Conference announced its All-Decade team from 2004-2013. Denison was particularly well-represented for men and women over the past ten years.
The Big Red squad divided into two groups for their first competition since the midseason meet. One half of the athletes stayed at home for a dual meet with Eastern Michigan University while the other half made the trek to Springfield, OH for a meet with NCAC competitors, Wittenberg.
Colin Richter swam nine individual events for Goucher, finished as the runner-up in the 500-yard freestyle and placed third in both the 400-yard individual medley and 1000 free, helping the Gophers gain a 52-36 victory over Drew.
Take a ride-along with a swimmer on the move in this GoPro music video from the Birmingham Southern Panthers.