The Hiram College swimming and diving teams were defeated by Washington & Jefferson College today (Saturday, Feb. 2) in a non-conference and the final dual meet of the season in Washington, Pa. The Terrier women were defeated, 122-103, and the men lost by the identical score of, 122-103. [Complete Results]
With the losses, the women finish the regular season with a 4-7 overall record in dual meet competition. The men finish with a 4-6 overall record.
Leading the way for the women, was junior diver Jen Fowler (Canton/McKinley) who captured both the one and three-meter diving events with scores of 184.20 and 161.95 respectively. Joining Fowler on the winners podium was senior All-NCAC swimmer Shelly Leshe (Palm City, Fla./Martin County) who touched the wall first in the 200-yard individual medley in a winning time of 2:18.55. Junior Brittany Cowden (Copley) rounded out the individual event winners for the women posting a top-time in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:15.08). The women also had a winning relay team. Freshman Jackie Steffes (Spring, Texas/Klein Collins), sophomore Katie Pierdominico (Stow/Twinsburg), freshman Emily Zimmerman (Wauseon) and Leshe combined efforts to win the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:46.48.
The men won five individual events and had two winning relay teams. Pacing the men was freshman Zach Wegman (Knoxville, Tenn./Bereon) who posted wins in three events including the 1000-yard freestyle (10:24.82), 100-yard butterfly (56.29 seconds) and 500-yard free (5:01.99). Also recording victories were freshman Santiago Morales (Mexico City, Mexico/Colegio Bilboa) and sophomore Adam Warner (Norwalk). Morales captured the 200-yard free (1:49.01) and Warner recorded a winning time of 1:04.45 in the 100-yard breaststroke. In addition, the team of Warner, freshman Travis Subda (Spring, Texas/Klein Collins), Morales and freshman Colin Kelly (Perrysburg) recorded a win in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:42.87. Freshman Adam Roark (Elyria/Catholic), senior Jared Drummer (Dayton/Oakwood), sophomore Gary Ising (Irwin, Pa./Penn Traford) and senior Bryan Christiansen (Penfield, N.Y./Penfield) combined efforts to win the 200-yard freestyle relay in a time of 1:40.08.
The Hiram swim teams will now prepare for the 2008 NCAC Swimming and Diving Championships which will be held on Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 14-16 at the C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton. The first event on Friday begins at 11 a.m.