Swimming and Diving Teams Sweep Franklin


FRANKLIN, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's and women's swimming and diving teams earned victories over in-state rival Franklin College on Saturday.


The men's team defeated the Grizzlies 163-40, while the women's team won 93-57.

The men's team combined for a total of 11 first-place finishes, led by sophomore Matt Ross (West Lafayette, Ind./Harrison) who claimed two individual victories and one relay. Ross won the 200-yard freestyle (1:52.10) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:10.34), and teamed with freshman James Landry Grayslake, Ill./North), freshman Chris Ingram (Westfield, Ind.) and freshman Stephen Wuest (Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Dwenger) to win the 200-yard medley relay (1:44.02).

Landry also won the 100-yard backstroke (56.87), while Ingram claimed the 100-yard breaststroke (1:04.80).

Wuest teamed with junior Greg Laudick (Indianapolis, Ind./Brebeuf), senior Michael Ulrey (North Oaks, Minn./Mounds View) and sophomore Alex Krull (Wildwood, Mo./Lafayette) to win the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:35.39).  Laudick also won the 1,000-yard freestyle (11:15.34) 

Sophomore John Huster (Terre Haute, Ind./North Vigo) was victorious in the 50-yard freesyle (22.52) and 100-yard butterfly events (53.80)

Freshman Logan Ryan (Kent, Wash./Kentwood Senior) won the 200-yard individual medley (2:07.02). and freshman Keenan Bergstedt Logansport, Ind.) won the one-meter diving competition to round out the first place finishes for Rose-Hulman. 

The women's team featured six first-place finishes and one school record on the day.

Sophomore Nicole Richardson (Janesville, Wis./George Parker) won the 11-dive one-meter diving competition with a school record 321.3 points to break her old record of 320.25 set earlier this season.

Sophomore Shannon Cunnien (Brooklyn Park, Minn./Benilde-St. Margaret's) won the 200 (2:06.96) and the 500 (5:47.02) yard freestyle events, and freshman Stephanie McCown (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) claimed the 200-yard individual medley (2:38.69) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:19.64).

Junior Jessica Spore (Bloomington, Ind./North) won the 100-yard freestyle (1:03.39) event to help seal the victory for the Engineers.  Rose-Hulman returns to action Feb. 4 as the Engineers travel to DePauw University.