Swimming & Diving Teams Place 7th at Wabash


RichardsonCRAWFORDSVILLE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology placed seventh on the men's and women's side at one of the nation's most competitive small college meets, the Wabash College Invitational, this weekend.

Rose-Hulman combined for eight individual top-eight finishes, including one event victory.

Junior Nicole Richardson (Janesville, Wis./George Parker) paced Rose-Hulman with two top-three finishes in diving.  Richardson won the three-meter title with 185.70 points and was third in one-meter diving with 185.70 points.  Junior Andrew Welsh (Batesville/Oldenburg Academy) rounded out the diving effort with an eighth place in men's one-meter.

On the swimming side, the Fightin' Engineers earned five individual top-eight finishes.  Junior Matt Ross (West Lafayette/Harrison) led the way with a third place in the 200-butterfly (1:59.36) and a seventh in the 400-individual medley (4:28.10).

Sophomore Logan Ryan (Kent, Wash./Harrison) contributed a fifth in the 200-breaststroke with a time of 2:17.53 and was also eighth in the 100-breaststroke in 1:03.31.  Sophomore Andrew Podgorski (Goshen) came home sixth in the 100-breaststroke with a time of 1:03.15.

Rose-Hulman returns to action at the DePauw Swimming Invitational on Dec. 2-3.  Rose-Hulman will also host the diving portion of that meet on Dec. 2-3 in the Sports and Recreation Center.