The Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s swimming and diving team hosted a quad meet in the Veale Natatorium on the afternoon of Saturday, Nov. 18. Both the men’s and women’s teams were victorious against all three opponents.
The Spartan men defeated Gannon University 193.5-103.5, Grove City College 204-96 and the University of Rochester 209-89. The women’s team beat Gannon 181-112, Grove City 227-70 and Rochester 199-100. Both of the teams stand at 6-1 on the season after the quad meet.
Head Coach Doug Milliken was very pleased with the way his teams competed in their largest meet of the season up to date.
“Frankly, I think [the teams] were really fired up,” said Milliken. “Anytime we swim [against] someone from the UAA, it’s a big deal. We wanted to prove ourselves.”
Rochester competes in the University Athletic Association (UAA) with CWRU.
Milliken felt that a couple individuals stood out a little more. He pointed out that on the men’s side fourth-year veteran swimmers Oliver Hudgins, Drew Hamilton and Aaron Pang and third-year veteran swimmer Keith Erichsen stood out as having great performances.
On the women’s side he was especially pleased with the way third-year veteran swimmer Suhan Mestha and first-year rookie swimmers Caitlyn VonFeldt and Caroline Dudenhoeffer preformed.
Next, the Spartans turn their attention towards the Wooster Invitational which ends Saturday, Dec. 2.
Going up against 10 opponents, it will be the Spartans’ last chance to compete prior to winter break.
Last year, both the men’s and women’s teams came in first at the Wooster Invitational. This season the men’s team looks to win this invitational for the eighth consecutive time and the women’s team looks to win for the third consecutive time.
“This meet really gives us a chance to see where we are at,” said Milliken. “I put a lot of emphasis on this meet….I expect some school records, some NCAA provisional cuts and I expect to win.”