Two of the oldest records in the history of the Wabash College swimming and diving program fell by the wayside Saturday in a double-dual meet at the Class of 1950 Natatorium.
Aaron Embree set new school marks on the one- and three-meter diving boards, winning both events to help Wabash earn a split in the team competition. The Little Giants defeated Manchester University 240-43 but lost to Rose-Hulman 165-135.
Ron Zimmerman was present at the meet to watch his 1992 record of 290.25 points on the one-meter board be broken by Embree with a total of 299.60 in six dives. Embree also broke the 1992 record of Christopher Davis in three-meter competition (288.35 points) by scoring 289.45 in six dives. Teammate Max Von Deylen finished third on both boards, scoring 255.10 points in one-meter competition. He scored 257.90 points on the three-meter board.
“I told Aaron and Max they are both so far ahead of what Chris and I could do as divers,” Zimmerman said. “To be here judging the events and see those records broken was really exciting.”
Zechariah Banks and Jack Belford finished the day as multiple event champions. Banks won all three events in which he participated, starting with the 100 breaststroke with a time of 57.84. Banks scored a win in the 200 breaststroke by finishing in 2:08.90, then posted a time of 2:00.00 in the 200 individual medley for his final victory.
Belford won the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 10:00.21. He took first place in the 200 butterfly (1:55.13) and the 500 free (4:51.36), as well. Chris Dabrowski took second in the 1000 free (10:01.97) and third in the 500 free (4:55.78).
Chris McGue picked up second-place finishes in a pair of events. He finished in 21.60 as runner up in the 50 free. McGue touched the wall in 48.06 for second in the 100 freestyle.
Elliot Johns added a second-place finish in the 200 free with a time of 1:45.38. He added a third-place effort in the 50 free (21.68) before scoring a second in the 200 backstroke (2:01.00). Kyle Louks placed third in the 100 butterfly (53.79).
The Little Giants are off until November 20 when the team hosts the annual two-day Woehnker Invitational
Swimming news courtesy of Wabash Swimming & Diving.