Swimming & Diving Teams Fall to Wittenberg in NCAC Championship Precursor

Swimming & Diving Teams Fall to Wittenberg in NCAC Championship Precursor

Jan. 28 – SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Led by sophomore Reeve Bowling and freshman Jenna Nelson, the Hiram swimming & diving teams competed in their final meet before the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships, as they both fell to Wittenberg in NCAC action on Saturday.

Bowling posted 13 of the team's 29 points, as the sophomore posted a victory in the 50 freestyle. The sophomore bested a trio of Tigers with a time of 23.85. Additionally, he placed third in the 100 butterfly (1:00.32) and swam the first leg of the second-place 200 freestyle relay team (1:47.65).

Other members of the relay squad included Jory Gomes, Michael Barber and Paul Muehleisen. In addition to the relay, Gomes picked up a third-place finish in the 400 individual medley (5:10.19) and snagged a pair of points in the 100 breaststroke (1:18.21). Barber, meanwhile added a second-place finish in the 500 freestyle (5:48.15).

On the women's side, both Nelson and Emily Kelly tallied seven points, apiece. Kelly earned a second-place mark in the 1,000 freestyle (12:33.96), while also placing fourth in the 100 fly (1:27.80). The senior also swam the opening leg of the 200 free relay that finished with a mark of 2:00.80. Other members of the relay team included Kim Morrison, Meredith Fitschen-Brown and Sierra Daniels.

Nelson grabbed a second-place swim in the 400 IM (5:11.88) before placing third in the 100 breaststroke (1:16.72) to earn seven individual points.

The Terriers will be back in the pool in two weeks, when they travel to Granville, Ohio to compete in the NCAC Championships on the campus of Denison University. The meet will be held from Wednesday, February 8 through Saturday, February 11.