Men’s and women’s swimming teams earn dominant wins

Shreya Ramani, Staff Reporter

The men’s and women’s swimming teams both prevailed this weekend against Ohio Northern University. Additionally, the women’s team defeated Hillsdale College. The women’s team beat Ohio Northern University 220-35 and beat Hillsdale 169.5-92.5. The men’s team beat Ohio Northern University 225-64. With these wins, the women’s team edges to a 6-2 record and the men’s team edges to a 5-2 record. 

The women had an impressive run, sweeping 11 of the 14 events, including the 400-yard medley and the 200-yard freestyle. The 400-yard medley consisted of third-year Caitlyn VonFeldt and second-years Kelly Moton, Anna Smith and Sarah Krueger. Together, they finished with a time of 4:02.01. The 200-yard freestyle consisted of VonFeldt and Krueger, in addition to second-year student Daniella Rupert and first-year student Maria Pritchett. They won the event with a time of 1:39.48. 

Moton and Krueger also swept single events, with Moton winning the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke and Krueger winning the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle events. VonFeldt added to CWRU’s win total with the 100-yard backstroke, earning a time of 59.72. 

The men had an equally impressive run, picking up wins in 14 of the 16 events in both relay and diving events. The relay team composed of all first-years—Connor Chignell, Patrick Cavanaugh, Anatole Borisov and Andrew Smith—finished in 3:33.65 for the 400-yard medley relay. Borisov continued his strong performance with a win in the 50-yard freestyle, while second-year Neil Wible won the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 48.62. Second-year Kelvin Tay swept two events, the 100- and 200-yard backstrokes, with times 53.97 and 1:55.67, respectively. Two butterfly events were won by second-years Nicholas Schoenig, who won the 100-yard with a time of 52.83, and Michael Clough, who won the 200-yard with a time of 1:57:03. Third-year Sean Twomey won the 200-yard breaststroke by 1.08 seconds, coming in clutch. 

The Spartans wrap up non-conference dual meets next weekend against Baldwin Wallace University before they continue to the UAA Championships.