Feb 16, 2019
Feb.16- GRANVILLE, Ohio - In the final day of the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships the Hiram College swimming & diving teams competed in a combined eight finals heats, concluding their 2018-19 season, Saturday night.
The Terrier women finished ninth with 309 points and the men's squad finished 10th with 195 points.
On the women's side, Kenyon captured the title with 1,937 points. Host Denison was second with 1,882 points and DePauw (Ind.) rounded out the top three with 1,194.5 points.
In the opening event of the day, Nicki Prentler collected the first finals finish clocking in a 21st time of 1:18.79 in the 100-IM.
Jenna Nelson had a big night finishing in 15th place in the finals of the 200-breaststroke in a collegiate-best time of 2:31.56, after capturing a 19th place time in the 1650-freestyle (19:05.72).
Hiram pair Angie Ross (2:27.83) and Jill Schmidt (2:58.30) both made final appearances finishing 22nd and 23rd respectively in the 200-backstroke.
The Women's 400 freestyle relay team of Carlee Lisser, Nelson, Ross, and Schmidt grabbed a ninth-place finish with a time of 4:14.89, over 10 seconds faster than their seed time.
Lisser made her third individual final, placing 22nd in the prelim of the 100-freestyle (1:00.44), before swimming a career-best time of 59.16 (20th place) in the finals.
Overall, Lisser led the way for the Terriers in her first NCAC Championship appearance adding 60 points to the Hiram total with four relay performances (800-freestyle, 200-freestyle,400-medley, 400-freestyle) and three individual performances (500-freestyle,200-freestyle,100-freestyle) over the past four days.
On the men's side, Denison took home the championship with 1,851 points, Kenyon was second with 1,829.5 points and DePauw (Ind.) was third with 1,123 points.
Darien Street earned a spot in the final of the 200-fly after finishing 26th in the prelims. In the finals, Street would go on to trim almost three seconds off his prelims time clocking in at 2:22.63.
Reeve Bowling snagged a place in the finals of the 100-IM, finishing 21st in the prelims with a mark of 57.50, nearly four seconds faster than his personal record.
Michael Barber also earned points for the Terriers, picking up eight points in the 1,650 freestyle by posting a time of 18:46.02.
The men's 400-freestyle relay team of Bowling, Street, Devin Gear, and Colton Kinderknecht finished 10th in the finals (3:59.24) clocking in over 10 seconds faster than their prelims time.
Individually, Bowling paced the men's team with a total of 51 points finishing his last championship with four finals relay trips (800-freestyle, 200-freestyle, 200-medley, 400-freestyle), and two individual final's appearances (100-breaststroke, 100-IM).