Oct. 21 – ALLIANCE, Ohio – The Terrier swimming & diving teams competed in their first dual meet of the season, taking on the University of Mount Union on Saturday afternoon.
The Terrier men fell by a score of 168-89, while the women were upended 178-38.
On the men's side, Terrier freshman Elijah Skaggs had the top day of any Hiram swimmer, collecting a trio of top-three finishes and winning a pair of events.
The Terrier freshman captured individual victories in the sprinting events. He first bested five other swimmers in the 50 freestyle, posting a time of 23.16. He then followed that with a victory in the 100 free (50.79), before turning in a second-place finish in the 100 butterfly (56.18).
In addition to the relay, Gunther finished third in the 200 backstroke (2:11.93), while Bowling finished third in both the 100 breaststroke (1:09.57) and the 100 freestyle with a time of 52.53.
Jordan Canevari also posted a top-three finish, placing third in the 500 free with a time of 5:38.03.
On the women's side, sophomore Jenna Nelson started her dual-meet season off strong, totaling four top-three finishes on the day.
The sophomore captain placed third in the 1,000 freestyle (12:18.81). She also captured third in both the 100 and 200 breaststrokes, before finishing in third in the 200 individual medley (12:18.81).
The Terriers will get back to the pool on Friday November 3, as they open the home portion of their schedule against Malone. The action is slated for a 6 p.m. start.