TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology men's and women's swimming and diving teams combined for
20 first-place efforts in a home victory over Millikin University
on Friday night.
The men captured top honors by a
count of 142-38, while the women earned a 119-95
On the women's side, sophomore
Shannon Cunnien (Brooklyn Park, Minn./Benilde St.
Margaret's) earned two individual and one relay
first-place efforts to pace the squad. Cunnien won the
100-breaststroke (1:15.45) and 400-individual medley (5:02.49) and
teamed with freshman Heather Knapp (Palm Beach Gardens,
Fla./Suncoast Community), sophomore Carley Shumate
(Colorado Springs, Colo./Pine Creek) and junior
Jessica Spore (Bloomington/North) in the
200-medley win (2:02.22).
Senior Katie Trella (Des
Plaines, Ill./Maine Township) added victories in the
500-freestyle (5:47.22) and 1,000-freestyle (11:51.11) to claim two
Sophomore diver Nicole
Richardson (Janesville, Wis./George Parker) also earned
top points with 184.95 in one-meter and 184.05 in three-meter
diving. Shumate rounded out the winners with a time of
1:07.43 in the 100-backstroke.
On the men's side, 10 different
individuals claimed first-place honors within individual
events. Rose-Hulman also recorded a sweep of the two relay
Freestyle winners included junior
John Patterson (Tucson, Ariz./University of
Arizona) in the 50 (22.09), freshman Stephen Wuest
(Fort Wayne/Bishop Dwenger) in the 200 (1:54.76),
sophomore Jake Sheets (Plainfield/Avon) in the 500
(5:10.14) and freshman Chris Petersen (Summit,
N.J.) in the 1,000 (11:18.78).
Other swimming event winners
included freshman Blake Coy (Westfield) in the
100-butterfly (57.43), sophomore Alex Krull (Wildwood,
Mo./Lafayette) in the 100-backstroke (57.91), freshman
Chris Ingram (Westfield) in the 100-breaststroke
(1:04.07), and sophomore Matt Ross (West
Lafayette/Harrison) in the 400-individual medley
Rose-Hulman also earned a sweep
of diving points on the evening. Freshman Keenan
Bergstedt (Logansport) won the one-meter event with 179.30
points, and senior Julian Ametsitsi (Marysville,
Wash./Marysville-Pilchuck) claimed the three-meter event
with 105.25 points.
The 200-medley relay team of
sophomore John Huster (Terre Haute/North),
freshman James Landry (Grayslake, Ill./North),
sophomore Ross Meininger (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak
Hills) and fresman Andrew Podgorski
(Goshen) earned the 200-medley relay title in
1:42.40. Podgorski and Wuest joined sophomore Max
Foltz (Champaign, Ill./Central) and junior Greg
Laudick (Indianapolis/Brebeuf) in a 400-medley relay win
The Rose-Hulman men's squad
returns to action on Saturday with a 1 p.m. home meet against
Wabash College. The women's team will compete at the Wabash
Invitational on Nov. 19-20.
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