The Hiram College swimming and diving teams hosted a non-conference dual meet against Division II Malone University at the Alumni Memorial Pool. The Terrier women defeated the Pioneers, 110-103, but the men fell, 114-74.
With the win, the women improve to 5-5 overall in dual meet competition. The women captured three individual events with three separate Terriers taking top honors. Sophomore Carly Daniels (Mesa, Ariz./Dobson) touched the wall first in the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 2:18.52. Teammate and fellow sophomore Rachel Buckley(Amherst/Elyria Catholic) posted a winning time in the 100-meter backstroke (1:15.68) and freshman Rachel Patten (Castalia/Margaretta) rounded out the individual winners with a top-finish in the 400-meter free posting a time of 4:54.15. In addition, the team of Buckley, Daniels, senior Jessie Gruden (Sagamore Hills/Western Reserve Academy), and sophomore Becca Wright (New Carlisle/Northwestern Local) came in first in the 200-meter free relay recording a combined time of 2:03.56.
The men drop to 3-6 overall in dual meet competition following tonight’s outcome. The top individual efforts were turned in by junior Job Fields (Chillicothe) and senior Ryan Astalos (Bainbridge/Kenston) who both placed second in a pair of events. Fields finished second in both the 400-meter individual medley (5:31.68) and the 400-meter free (5:09.16), while Astalos was second in the 200-meter free (2:12.67) and 100-meter breaststroke (1:14.96) events. Also posting second-place finishes was senior James DeGroff (Cuyahoga Falls) who recorded the second quickest mark in the 50-meter free (25.82 seconds) and freshman Mark Stanke (Dover) was second in the 100-meter free (58.22 seconds). In addition, freshman Christian Kelley (Walpole, Mass./Walpole) was second in the 100-meter backstroke swimming a time of 1:16.92.
The Hiram swim teams return to the pool tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 12) for a North Coast Athletic Conference dual meet against Wittenberg University in Springfield. The first event is scheduled for 1 p.m.