Hiram College

HIRAM, OHIO  —  The Hiram College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams defeated Bethany (W.Va.) College in a non-conference dual meet on Saturday (Nov. 6) at the Alumni Memorial Pool.  The Terrier men defeated the Bisons, 148-112, and the women won, 147-104.  In addition, the men broke two pool records with their victories in both the 400-meter medley relay and the 800-meter freestyle relay.  [Complete Results]

With the victories, both the men’s and women’s teams improve to 1-1 overall in dual meet competition.

The team members of seniors Zach Wegman (Knoxville, Tenn./Bereon), Santiago Morales (Mexico City, Mexico/Colegio Bilboa), Travis Subda (Spring, Texas/Klein Collins) and Colin Kelly (Perrysburg) combined efforts in both the 400-meter medley relay and the 800-meter free relay with times of 4:10.24 and 8:11.01 respectively setting pool records in both events.  The previous records were set during the 2002 and 2003 seasons.  In addition, the men had eight individual event winners, including a trio of multiple-event champions in Kelly and freshmen Ryan Astalos (Bainbridge) and Job Fields (Chillicothe).  Kelly won both the 50-meter free (25.28 seconds) and the 50-meter butterfly (28.37 seconds).  Astalos captured the 50-meter breaststroke (33.77 seconds) and the 100-meter individual medley (1:07.77).  Fields touched the wall first in both the 800-meter free (9:54.20) and the 100-meter backstroke (1:13.14) events.  Morales won the 100-meter free with a time of 56.59 seconds and freshman Greg Kithcart (Hudson) rounded out the individual winners with a victory in the 200-meter free with a mark of 2:14.28.

The women won all but five events and were led by seniors Kelsey Covell (Parma Heights/Valley Forge) and Ashlynn Krohn (Wauseon) who both one two events.  Covell touched the wall first in both the 100-meter backstroke (1:17.26) and the 400-meter free (5:16.68).  Krohn came in first in both the 50-meter back (37.31 seconds) and the 50-meter fly (32.09 seconds).  Other event winners included junior Amelia Dorschel (Rochester, N.Y./Greece Athena) in the 800-meter free with a time of 10:43.71.  Junior Becca Szanto (Bainbridge) recorded a winning time of 2:25.11 in the 200-meter free.  Senior Mackenzie Saywell (Kirtland) captured the 50-meter back with a mark of 41.29 seconds and freshman Caitlin McCurley (Napa Valley, Calif./Granite Hills) won the 100-meter breast (1:27.18).  Rounding out the individual winners was junior Sydney Kispert-Bostick (Frazer, Mich./Frazer) who won the three-meter diving event with 117.05 points.  In addition, the women captured one of two relays with a winning time in the 400-meter medley relay.  Covell, Saywell, Krohn and senior Claire Rachek (Chagrin Falls/Kenston) teamed up to post a top time of 5:10.41.

The swim teams return to the pool on Friday, Nov. 12 when Hiram hosts the University of Mount Union in a non-conference dual meet at Alumni Pool.  The first event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.