Hiram College

HIRAM, OHIO  —  The Hiram College swimming and diving teams defeated Defiance College today (Saturday, Nov. 19) in a non-conference dual meet at Alumni Memorial Pool.  The Terrier women defeated the Yellow Jackets, 97-82, and the men won, 83-74.  [Meet Results]

With the sweep, the Hiram women improve to 4-2 overall in dual meet competition and the men improve to 2-3 overall for the season.

The women captured eight events and were led by a trio of multiple event winners in senior Becca Szanto (Bainbridge/Kenston), senior Sydney Kispert-Bostick (Detroit, Mich./Frazer) and senior Caitlin McCurley (Apple Valley/Granite Hills).  Szanto touched the wall first in the 200-meter freestyle (2:32.23) and the 100-meter free (1:09.26).  Kispert-Bostick won both the one-meter and three-meter diving events with 120.30 points and 126.50 points respectively.  McCurley posted the top overall time in both the 1500-meter free (20:07.46) and the 400-meter free (5:09.68).  Also recording victories was freshman Rachel Buckley (Amherst/Elyria Catholic) in the 50-meter free (29.32 seconds).  Freshman Marisa Celeste (Rocky River/Gilmour Academy) had the fastest overall time in the 100-meter free (1:16.65) and fellow freshman Samantha Polmanteer (Berkley, Mich./Berkley) won the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:29.66.  The women also had a winning relay team in the 200-meter medley relay.  Szanto, McCurley, senior Amelia Dorschel (Rochester, N.Y./Greece Athena) and senior Francesca Luppino (Medina/Cloverleaf) posted a combined winning time of 2:26.41.

On the men’s side, the Terriers captured seven individual events and had multiple multiple-event winners.  Sophomore Job Fields (Chillicothe) won both the 1500-meter free (18:50.42) and the 400-meter free (4:51.82).  Junior James Degroff (Cuyahoga Falls) touched the wall first in both the 50-meter free (25.57 seconds) and the 100-meter free (1:00.00) events.  Sophomore Ryan Astalos (Bainbridge/Kenston) rounded out the multi-event winners with victories in the 200-meter individual medley (2:32.96) and the 100-meter breaststroke (1:14.75).  Also recording a top mark was freshman Lloyd Eshelman (Canton/GlenOak) in the one-meter dive with 184.55 points.  The men also had a victory in the 200-meter medley relay.  The team of freshman Kyle Meggas (Lakewood), Astalos, freshman Curtis Webster (Aurora) and Degroff had an overall time of 2:06.89.

Up next for the Hiram swim teams will be the annual Grove City College Invitational on Friday-Saturday, Dec. 2-3 in Grove City, Pa.  The first event on Friday is scheduled for 4 p.m.