GREENCASTLE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
men's swimming and diving team combined for eight individual
top-five finishes to place third at the DePauw Invitational on
Friday and Saturday.
The men's finish matched the team's best DePauw Invitational
finish in program history. The women's squad placed seventh
of eight teams in the meet.
Junior Matt Ross (West Lafayette/Harrison) led
the Engineers with individual finishes of second and third.
Ross was second in the 400-individual medley in 4:17.70 and placed
third in the 200-butterfly in 1:55.33.
Sophomore Andrew Podgorski (Goshen) added
finishes of second and fourth. Podgorski was runner-up in the
100-breaststroke (58.92) and finished fourth in the
Sophomore Logan Ryan (Kent, Wash./Kentwood
Senior) finished third in the 200-breaststroke (2:14.89)
and was also eighth in the 200-individual medley. Junior
John Huster (Terre Haute/North) added a fourth in
the 100-butterfly (53.01) and a sixth in the 100-backstroke
(55.22). Sophomore James Landry (Grayslake,
Ill./North) pitched in with fifths in the 100-backstroke
(54.81) and the 200-backstroke (2:01.39).
Other individual top-eight finishers included sophomore
Aaron Foreman (Kingwood, Texas) with a seventh in
the 500-freestyle (5:07.24) and freshman Eric Yuhas
(Fremont, Ohio/Ross) with an eighth in the 100-butterfly
The 400-medley relay team of Huster, Podgorski, Ross and
Yuhas came home second in 3:35.66. The 200-medley
relay squad of Landry, Podgorski, Huster and junior
Ross Meininger (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills) added
a third-place in 1:39.93.
On the women's side, junior Shannon Cunnien (Brooklyn
Park, Minn./Benilde-St. Margaret's) had two indvidual
eighth-place finishes to lead the team effort. Cunnien placed
eighth in the 1,650 freestyle (19:09.35) and the 400-individual
Freshman Celeste Kline (Terre Haute/North)
added an eighth place in the 100-backstroke in 1:05.74. Four
relay teams also contributed sixth-place performances for the
Rose-Hulman returns to action on Jan. 6 against Franklin College
in the team's Senior Day Meet.