The Hiram College women’s and men’s swimming and diving teams defeated Baldwin-Wallace College in a non-conference dual meet tonight (Friday, Jan. 25) at the Alumni Memorial Pool in Hiram. The Terrier women defeated the Yellow Jackets, 112-93, and the men won, 113-96. [Complete Results]
With the victories, the women improve to 4-6 overall in dual meet competition so far this season following tonight’s victory and the Hiram men improve to 4-5 overall.
The women were victorious in all but four events and were led by senior All-NCAC swimmer Shelly Leshe (Palm City, Fla./ Martin County) who won a pair of events in the 200-meter freestyle (2:17.60) and the 100-meter butterfly (1:14.15). Also recording victories were senior Nora Plisga (Columbus/Whetstone) who captured the 800-meter free (10:19.03), freshman Jackie Steffes (Spring, Texas/ Klein Collins) in the 50-meter free (29.37 seconds), junior Amy Kocka (Strongsville) in the 200-meter individual medley (2:37.63), junior Jen Fowler (Canton/McKinley) in the one-meter dive (213.45 points) and sophmore Katie Pierdominico (Stow/Twinsburg) in the 100-meter free (1:04.34). Sophomore Brittany Cowden (Copley) and freshman Kelsey Covell (Parma Heights/Vally Forge) placed second and third in the 800-meter free with times of 10:37.27 and 10:47.50 respectively. In addition, the women had a winning relay team in the 200-meter medley relay with a winning time of 2:14.72. Team members included Steffes, freshmanDreau Bowser (Delta/Wauseon), freshman Ashlynn Krohn (Wauseon), and Pierdominico.
The men won a total of eight individual events, which consisted of four multi-event winners. Freshman Zach Wegman (Knoxville, Tenn./Bereon) captured both the 800-meter free and the 100-meter fly with times of 9:24.15 and 1:02.53 respectively. Freshman Santiago Morales (Mexico City, Mexico/Colegio Bilboa) captured wins in the 200-meter free (2:02.76) and the 400-meter free (4:20.53). Freshman Travis Subda (Spring, Texas/Klein Collins) won the 50-meter free (25.46 seconds) and the 100-meter free (55.74 seconds). Rounding out the multi-event winners for the men was sophomore Adam Warner (Norwalk) who touched the wall first in the 200-meter IM (2:21.99) and the 100-meter backstroke (1:05.37). In addition, the men also had a winning relay team in the 200-meter medley relay. Morales, Warner, Wegman, and freshman Colin Kelly (Perrysburg)combined efforts to record a winning time of 1:53.86
The Hiram swimming and diving teams return to the pool on Saturday Feb. 2 when it travels to Washington, Pa.for a non-conference dual meet against Washington & Jefferson College in the regular-season finale. The first event is scheduled to begin at1 p.m.