Wabash Men, DePauw Women Defeat Eastern Illinois

Wabash, Eastern Illinois, DePauw Tri-Meet

Courtesy: Wabash Athletics

Wabash celebrated the five senior members of its 2021-2022 swimming diving team Friday evening with a 153-122 victory over the NCAA Division I squad from Eastern Illinois University.

The Little Giants honored seniors Sam BleischJustin DuszaDaren GloreRyan Sacco, and Isaac Temores before scoring victories in 11 of the 16 events.

Glore started with the first individual win for Wabash by claiming the top spot in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:04.65. He also scored a win in the 500 free by touching for the final time in 4:49.54. Glore completed the hat trick with a victory in the final solo event, the 200-yard individual medley with a winning time of 2:00.47. Dusza placed third in the 200 IM with a time of 2:04.63.

Dusza added two individual victories in the backstroke events. He won the 100-yard back with a time of 54.03. Marc Nicholson placed third in that event at 57 seconds even. Dusza finished the 200 backstroke in 1:59.78 to earn the individual victory.

Caleb McCarty added two wins in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle. McCarty won the shorter sprint in 21.59. Connor Craig placed third overall in the 50 free with a time of 22.14. McCarty returned to win the 100 free in 47.31. Ethan Johns place third in that race by finishing in 49.06. Johns scored a victory in the 200-yard freestyle with a winning time of 1:44.77.

Temores won the 100 breaststroke by touching the wall for the final time in 1:02.53. Justice Wenz placed second in the event with a time of 1:02.66. Wenz also took second place in the 200-yard breaststroke by finishing in 2:18.99.

William Morris won the men’s one-meter diving competition with an 11-dive score of 453.10. Tanner Carver scored 398.85 points to finish in second place. Thomas Gaines took third place with a score of 306.20.

Craig captured second place in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 55.85. Jacob Penrose finished the 200-yard butterfly in 2:11.13 to take third place overall.

Dusza, Temores, Craig, and McCarty swam to second place in the 200-yard medley relay by finishing in 1:37.73. McCarty, Temores, Johns, and Craig finished the night with a second-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay with a combined time of 1:27.31.

“What a way for our seniors to take home a win from the last home meet of their careers,” Wabash head swimming coach Will Bernhardt said. “It was an exceptional meet from start to finish by everyone involved.

“I’m really happy that our seniors got to pull out a win against anyone on a senior day, but especially a Division I opponent like Eastern Illinois. I’m proud of their efforts and the energy the team brought to the meet. Congratulations as well to William Morris who broke the Wabash freshmen diving record on the way to qualifying for the NCAA Division III Diving Regional later this year. He has come along throughout the season. All of his hard work showed is paying off. Now we look forward as a team to the last two-and-a-half weeks as we head into the North Coast Athletic Conference ChampionshIp meet.”

Wabash jumps right back into the pool on Saturday with a three-way meet against Bethel University, Indiana Wesleyan University, and Manchester University in Elkhart, Indiana beginning at 1 p.m.

Courtesy: Eastern Illinois Athletics

Eastern Illinois men and women’s swimming drop close matches between Wabash College and DePauw University on Friday night. Both Panther teams drop to 1-4 on the season. The women’s team was defeated by DePauw by a score of 103-156 and the men’s team lost to Wabash by a score of 122-153. This marked their first meet since Dec. 4 when they traveled to Terre Haute, Ind.

EIU’s men’s 200 yard relay team picked up Eastern’s first win of the night when the team of Forrest BaumgartnerMarshall HoltJacob Nichols and Dismas Dillon finished with a time of 1:37.65. This marks the second straight meet that the men’s team has won the 200 relay. Emma Ballantyne added a second place finish in the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 2:02.27. Connor Colston also added a second place finish in that event with a time of 1:44.80.

In the 100 yard backstroke, Olivia Viele (1:03.09) and Baumgartner (54.66) earned Eastern two second place finishes. Cydney Adams earned a first place finish in the 200 yard butterfly with a time of 2:24.21. Nichols also added a first place finish in 200 butterfly with a time of 2:03.27. Cameryn Lewis helped the women’s team by placing first in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 24.69. Dillon earned second place in the same event for the men’s (21.84).

EIU swept the men and women’s 200 yard breaststroke event with  Corinne Staneart (2:27.39) and Jarod Farrow (2:18.57) earning first place finishes. The Panthers also swept the men and women’s 100 yard butterfly with Kaylan Ottosen and Nichols placing in first. Ottosen posted a time of 1:00.68 and Nichols with a 54.66. Eastern’s night came to a close with a first place finish in the men’s 200 yard freestyle relay. The team of Baumgartner, Nichols, Colston and Dismas finished with a time of 1:26.45. Nichols led all Panthers with four first place finishes.

The Panthers will return to action next weekend for their final home meet of the season when Valparaiso comes to Padovan Pool to face-off against the Panthers on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 11:30 a.m. Both Panther squads defeated Valparaiso earlier this season when they traveled to Vaparaiso, Ind.

Courtesy: DePauw Athletics

Crawfordsville, Ind.- The DePauw women’s swimming and diving team beat Eastern Illinois University 156-103 in its dual against the Panthers after recording ten first-place finishes at Wabash.

The Tigers completed the dual with 22 individual top-three finishes and took first and second in both relays.

In the 200-yard medley relay, the team of Maggie PeatsSammie WaplesMaggie PerryTarah Lang took first-place with a time of 1:50.86 and were followed by the team of Hailey OlsenElise UmbachEmily KaiserClaire Sweetwood, who finished with a time of 1:54.65 for second place.

Perry, Sweetwood, Lang, and Waples finished first in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:39.26) and were just three seconds ahead of Katherine KempfTara HolderMia Hagenauer, and Kaiser, who took second place with a time of 1:42.37.

Three swimmers tallied two individual first-place finishes; Holder took first in the 1000-yard freestyle (10:53.08) and the 100-yard freestyle (54:58). Lang finished first in the 200-yard freestyle (2:00.24) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:21.99), while Umbach secured a first-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:09.10) and 400-yard IM (4:45.63).

Perry and Peats would earn first-place finishes in the 100-yard backstroke (1:01.20) and 200-yard backstroke (2:14.91). Perry would take second in the 100-yard freestyle(55.21), while Peats finished third with a time of 1:02.74 in the 100-yard butterfly.

Five more swimmers recorded second-place finishes for the Tigers. Megan Mackenzie finished second in the 1000-yard freestyle (11:18.30), Sweetwood earned her second-place finish after swimming the 50-yard freestyle in 25.44, and Grace Hilton took second in the 200-yard backstroke (2:16.31).

Alicia Delgado, who swam the 200-yard breaststroke (2:36.38), and Maddie Dixon, who swam the 500-yard freestyle (5:28.72), earned the final two, second-place finishes.

Peats would secure her second top-three individual finish after taking third in the 100-yard butterfly(1:02.74). Three more DePauw swimmers would tally four third-place finishes to help secure points to defeat Eastern Illinois. Waples swam the 50-yard freestyle in 25.46 for third; Madeleine Collier took home two third-place finishes in the 100-yard backstroke (1:03.43) and the 200-yard backstroke (2:16.61). Mia Hagenauer rounded out the third-place finishes, swimming the 200-yard freestyle in 2:02.40.

The Tigers return to Erdmann Natatorium Saturday, January 22 at 1 pm and host WashU.

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