The Hiram College swimming and diving teams continued competition of the 2014 North Coast Athletic Conference Championships with the second full day of events on the campus of Denison University in Granville. The Terrier women remain in ninth place and the men are 10th through 27 of 40 events.
The women have a team score of 163 points to place ninth of nine teams. Kenyon College leads the team standings with 1,234 points and is followed by Denison University in second with 1,208 points. Rounding out the top three is DePauw (Ind.) University with 739 points.
Individually for the Hiram women, three swimmers got to the finals led by sophomore Rachel Patten (Castalia/Margaretta) who posted a time of 5:02.14 in the 400-yard individually medley and placed 24th overall. Teammate Marian Bade (Macungie, Pa./The Perkiomen School) also competed in the finals of the same event and had a time of 5:30.20. JuniorRebecca Wright (New Carlisle/Northwestern Local) swam a time of 1:07.82 in the finals of the 100-yard butterfly and rounding out the finals competitors was fellow junior Rachel Buckley(Amherst/Elyria Catholic) in the 100-yard backstroke with a mark of 1:04.21.
For the men, the Terriers have a team score of 147 points and are 10th of 10 teams. Denison leads the men’s standings with 1,460 points, followed by Kenyon in second with 1,305 points. DePauw rounds out the top three with 792.5 points.
Hiram had two individuals get to the finals in sophomore Danny Essel (Cleveland/Euclid) and senior Job Fields (Chillicothe). Essel competed in the 400-yard IM and turned in a time of 4:38.82. Fields swam in the same event and had a mark of 4:38.03 to place 23rd overall. In addition, Essel also competed in the 100-yard breaststroke touching the wall in a time of 1:02.89.
The swim teams will conclude the 2014 swim championships tomorrow (Saturday, Feb. 15) with the final day of events at the Trumbull Aquatics Center in Granville. The preliminaries are set to begin at 10 a.m.