- January 13, 2018
- Gambier, Ohio
- MEN: Kenyon 180, Oberlin 84
- WOMEN: Kenyon 170, Oberlin 74
Courtesy of Kenyon Athletics
Fresh off its training trip to Florida, the Kenyon men’s swimming and diving team returned to Steen Aquatic Center competition Saturday afternoon and delivered a 180-84 victory against the Oberlin College Yeomen.
The Lords (1-3) won all but one of the 18 events contested. Senior Matthew Cooper racked up the most event wins as he took the 200-yard butterfly (1:53.42) and swam a leg on Kenyon’s winning 200-yard medley relay (1:38.95) and 200-yard freestyle relay (1:30.75) teams.
Relays aside, freshman Eamonn Keenan and senior Gabriel Bellott-McGrath had the most individual-event wins for the Lords. Keenan was victorious in the 100-yard backstroke (54.37) and the 500-yard freestyle (4:48.39), while Bellott-McGrath claimed the top spot in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:17.48) and the 200-yard individual medley (2:03.04).
Other Kenyon event winners included Matt Williamson in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:38.14), Alex Swaim in the 200-yard freestyle (1:48.76), Cole McMahon-Gioeli in the 50-yard freestyle (22.06), Chris Rutter in the 100-yard freestyle (47.68), Nick Babson in the 200-yard backstroke (1:58.64) and Brandon Arlow in the 100-yard butterfly. Three of those six winners for Kenyon were freshmen.
The winning ways spilled over to the diving well, where Josh Yuen-Schat claimed the one-meter win with 286.35 points and Ryder Sammons took the three-meter win with 274.72 points.
Oberlin’s lone win came from Michael Lin, who placed first in the 100-yard breaststroke (58.28).
Kenyon was also scheduled to compete Saturday in a dual meet at Oakland University, however, hazardous weather conditions cancelled that opportunity. The Lords will next see competition on Friday, January 26 when they host the Battling Bishops of Ohio Wesleyan University.