Men's Swimming 4th, Women 5th at Wash U.


husterST. LOUIS, MO. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's and women's swimming and diving teams combined for 14 individual and seven relay top-five finishes at the Washington University Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

Rose-Hulman placed fourth in the men's team scoring and fifth overall in the six-team event on the women's side.  The Invitational included two NCAA Division III top 20 teams and one of the top programs in Division II.

Freshman Orion Martin (Dublin, Ohio/Coffman) earned first-place honors in the 100-butterfly with a time of 51.35 seconds.

Four Fightin' Engineers earned runner-up honors in various events.  Second-place finishers included freshman Regen Foote (Jasper) with 315.85 points in women's three-meter diving; senior John Huster (Terre Haute/North) with a 100-backstroke time of 55.95 seconds; freshman Matthew King (Libertyville, Ill.) with a time of 16:42.10 in the 1,650; and senior Matt Ross (West Lafayette/Harrison) with a 100-butterfly time of 1:57.35.

Third-place honorees included the diving duo of Foote in one-meter (348.50) and senior Nicole Richardson (Janesville, Wis./George Parker) in three-meter (306.20), along with freshman Tai Enrico (West Chester, Ohio/Lakota East) in the 200-backstroke (2:02.14).

Freshman Sam Gould (Greencastle/South Putnam) led the fifth-place finishers with efforts in one-meter (307.55) and three-meter (368.90) diving, while Richardson added a women's one-meter diving total of 326.55 points.  Fifth-place swimmers included Enrico in the 100-backstroke (56.45), Huster in the 100-butterfly (53.51), and junior Logan Ryan (Kent, Wash./Kentwood Senior).

Fourth-place relay teams included the men's 200-freestyle, 200-medley, 400-freestyle and 400-medley relays.  The women's 200-freestyle brought home fourth-place honors, with the women's 400-freestyle and 400-medley relay teams finishing fifth.

Rose-Hulman returns to action at Lindenwood University on Saturday.