The Hiram College swimming and diving teams competed against Baldwin Wallace University and Notre Dame (Ohio) College in the final tri-meet of the Cleveland City Tour at Alumni Memorial Pool. In the combined scoring format, the Terriers were defeated by BW, 323-210, and were defeated by Notre Dame, 266-230.
The top individual effort for the women was recorded by sophomore Rachel Patten (Castalia/Margaretta) who finished second in the 1500-meter freestyle with a time of 19:42.07. She also placed third in the 400-meter individual medley with a mark of 5:58.07. In addition, Hiram also had a host of other third-place finishes. Junior Carly Daniels (Mesa, Ariz./Dobson) placed third in the 200-meter free (2:22.57), junior Rachel Buckley (Amherst/Elyria Catholic) finished third in both the 100-meter backstroke (1:14.20) and 50-meter free (29.77 seconds), junior Rebecca Wright (New Carlisle/Northwestern Local) was third in the 200-meter butterfly (3:10.67) and the 100-meter fly (1:23.65) and freshman Lauren Peacock (Westlake/Lake Ridge Academy) was third in the 100-meter free (1:13.48).
For the men, the Terriers defeated Notre Dame in the head-to-head standings, 116-103, but fell short in the combined scoring format. Individually, Hiram had two event winners, both by senior Job Fields (Chillicothe). Fields recorded the top overall time in the 400-meter IM (5:21.38) and the 100-meter back (1:07.96). He also finished second in the 200-meter back (2:25.53). Other top times included a second-place finish by sophomore Danny Essel (Cleveland/Euclid) in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:13.98). Freshman Jordan Canevari (Vero Beach, Fla./St. Edward’s) was second in the 200-meter fly (2:42.90) and sophomore Mark Stanke (Dover) was second in the 50-meter free (25.77 seconds). Rounding out the second-place finishes for the men was freshman Christian Kelley (Walpole, Mass./Walpole) in the 100-meter fly with a time of 1:12.73.
The Hiram swim teams will next competed in another tri-meet on Friday, Nov. 15 against Defiance College and Franciscan University at Alumni Pool. The first event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.