FRANKLIN, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's
swimming and diving team earned top honors at the inaugural
Heartland Conference Invitational, while the women
placed fourth in the event.
Rose-Hulman scored a total of 271 points to capture
first place honors on the men's side. Franklin, Transylvania
and Defiance rounded out the men's finishing order.
On the women's side, Franklin earned top honors with
189 points. Transylvania placed second, followed by
Defiance and Rose-Hulman.
The men's squad recorded eight individual first-place honors and
one relay title to earn the team victory.
Junior John Huster (Terre Haute/North Vigo) led
the Engineers with three first-place finishes. Huster earned
top honors in the 50-freestyle (22.87 seconds), the 100-butterfly
(52.33) and the 100-backstroke (56.15).
Junior Matt Ross (West Lafayette/Harrison)
added two individual wins for Rose-Hulman. Ross won the
200-butterfly (2:00.02) and the 200-individual medley
Other individual winners for Rose-Hulman included sophomore
Andrew Podgorski (Goshen) in the 100-breaststroke
(1:02.47); sophomore Logan Ryan (Kent, Wash./Kentwood
Senior) in the 200-breaststroke (2:15.80); and freshman
Eric Yuhas (Fremont, Ohio/Ross) in the
The 200-medley relay squad of Huster, Podgorski, Ross and junior
Ross Meininger (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills) added
a victory with a time of 1:40.97.
On the women's side, the Engineers compiled five second-place
finishes to lead the team effort.
Junior Shannon Cunnien (Brooklyn Park, Minn./Benilde-St.
Margaret's) placed second in the 200-individual medley
(2:29.83) and the 500-freestyle (5:45.66). Junior
Nicole Richardson (Janesville, Wis.) had
second-place efforts in one-meter (122.45) and three-meter (118.05)
diving. Freshman Laura Danhauer (Barrington,
Ill.) rounded out the runner-up efforts with a time of
20:35 in the 1,650-freestyle.
Rose-Hulman returns to action at DePauw University on Friday,
then travels to IUPUI and Butler on Saturday.