Swimming Teams Earn Four First Places at DePauw


GREENCASTLE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology earned four first-place honors to lead Friday night's meet with nationally ranked DePauw.

Junior John Huster (Terre Haute/North Vigo) led a one-two sweep of the 100-butterfly with a time of 52.11 seconds.  Junior Matt Ross (West Lafayette/Harrison) came home second in the event in 53.41 seconds.

Junior Shannon Cunnien (Brooklyn Park, Minn./Benilde-St. Margaret's) added a win in the 200-butterfly in a time of 2:32.44. 

The diving tandem of junior Nicole Richardson (Janesville, Wis./George Parker) and junior Andy Welsh (Batesville/Oldenburg Academy) swept the three-meter diving competition with 185.65 and 118.30 points, respectively.

Runner-ups for the Engineers also incliuded sophomore Logan Ryan (Kent, Wash./Kentwood Senior) in the 200-breaststroke (2:15.59) and freshman Laura Danhauer (Barrington, Ill.) in the 200-freestyle (2:09.14).

Third-place individual finishers included Huster in the 50-freestyle (22.36); freshman Ashley Schumacher (St. Louis, Mo./Lutheran South) in the 50-freestyle (27.51 seconds); Welsh in three-meter diving (122.45 points); and sophomore Andrew Podgorski (Goshen) in the 100-breaststroke (1:01.67).

Rose-Hulman will return to action with a meet at IUPUI on Saturday at 1 p.m.