ST. LOUIS, MO. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's
swimming and diving teams placed sixth at the Washington University
Invitational on Friday and Saturday in St. Louis.
Junior Nicole Richardson (Janesville, Wic./George
Parker) led Rose-Hulman's performance with the second-best
three-meter diving score in school history. Richardson scored
328.35 points to earn runner-up honors and was sixth in one-meter
diving (304.15 points).
Junior Andy Welsh (Batesville/Oldenburg
Academy) led Rose-Hulman's scoring effort with a
fourth-place finish in one-meter diving with 207.95 points.
Junior Matt Ross (West
Lafayette/Harrison) placed a strong fifth in the
200-butterfly in a time of 1:57.50 to lead the swimming
Rose-Hulman relied on its relay teams for a substantial portion
of the team's overall score.
The women's 200-freestyle relay team of freshman Celeste
Kline (Terre Haute/North), freshman Laura Danhauer
(Barrington, Ill.), sophomore Lauren Gutgesell
(Metamora, Ill.) and freshman Ashley Schumacher
(St. Louis, Mo./Lutheran South) led the way with a fifth
place finish in 1:52.45.
The relay team of junior John Huster (Terre
Haute/North), sophomore Andrew Podgorski
(Goshen), Ross and junior Ross Meininger
(Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills) added sixth
place finishes in the 200-medley (1:41.71) and 400-medley
The 800-freestyle relay team of Podgorski, sophomore
Logan Ryan (Kent, Wash./Kentwood Senior), Huster
and sophomore Aaron Foreman (Kingwood, Texas) also
came home sixth in 7:42.75.
Huster, Meininger and Podgorski also teamed up with freshman
Eric Yuhas (Fremont, Ohio/Ross) on a sixth-place
200-freestyle relay effort (1:31.91).
The women's 400-medley relay team of Schumacher, junior
Shannon Cunnien (Brooklyn Park, Minn./Benilde St.
Margaret's), Kline and Danhauer rounded out the sixth
place efforts with a time of 4:47.03.
Individually, Podgorski also came home 10th in the
100-breaststroke in a time of 1:03.35.
Rose-Hulman returns to action at the Heartland Collegiate
Athletic Conference Team Meet on January 28 in Franklin.