LEXINGTON, KY. -- The
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's swimming and diving team
topped Transylvania 189-89, while the Pioneers topped the Engineer
women 189-59 in a Saturday afternoon dual meet in the Bluegrass
Rose-Hulman combined for 14
first-place efforts in the solid team performance. The
performance include a sweep of top honors in the men's
200-freestyle and 200-medley relay events.
Sophomore John Huster
(Terre Haute/North) earned two individual and two relay
first-place finishes to help lead the effort. Huster came
home first in the 100-backstroke (54.76) and the 100-butterfly
Sophomore Matt Ross
(West Lafayette/Harrison) added two individual and one
relay top honors for the Engineers. Ross claimed the
1,000-freestyle in 10:30.49 and also won the 200-individual medley
Senior Andrew Ulrey
(North Oaks, Minn./Mounds View) contributed a
500-freestyle win in 5:14.80. Breaststroke winners included
freshman Andrew Podgorski (Goshen) in the 100
(1:02.40) and freshman Logan Ryan (Kent,
Wash./Kentwood Senior) in the 200 (2:19.43).
Other men's swimming winners for
Rose-Hulman were freshman Blake Coy (Westfield) in
the 200-butterfly (2:10.78) and freshman James Landry
(Grayslake, Ill./North) in the 200-backstroke
(2:03.52). Freshman Keenan Bergstedt
(Logansport) added a first place in one-meter diving with
a score of 193.42 points.
The 200-medley relay team
featured Landry, Podgorski, Ross and Huster in a winning time of
1:41.94. The 200-freestyle team also recorded the fastest
time of the day, due to the efforts of Podgorski, sophomore
Alex Krull (Wildwood, Mo./Lafayette), sophomore
Ross Meininger (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills) and
On the women's side, sophomores
Shannon Cunnien (Brooklyn Park, Minn./Benilde-St.
Margaret's) and Nicole Richardson (Janesville,
Wis./George Parker) claimed one first place and one second
place honor each to lead the performance. Cunnien won the
1,000-freestyle (11:44.69) and placed second in the 500
(5:44.84). Richardson claimed the three-meter diving title
(192.60 points) and finished second in one-meter diving
(174.75). Senior Katie Trella (Des Plaines,
Ill./Maine Township) added a second-place in the
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