Men's Swimming & Diving Handles Wabash


podgorskiTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology relied on 12 first-place performances and one school record to defeat Wabash College 172-116 in men's swimming and diving action on Friday night.

Freshman Matthew King (Libertyville, Ill.) paced the individual performances with a school record setting time in the 1,000-freestyle.  He became just the second Fightin' Engineer to break the 10-minute mark with a time of 9:57.19.

Three Rose-Hulman swimmers won two events each.  Freshman Sam Gould (Greencastle/South Putnam) swept the one-meter and three-diving events with scores of 229.85 and 226.80 points.

Senior John Huster (Terre Haute/North Vigo) won the 100-butterfly (52.96) and the 100-backstroke (53.76).  Freshman Orion Martin (Dublin, Ohio) rounded out the individual double winners with a sweep of the 50-freestyle (21.72) and the 100-freestyle (47.19).

Individual winners included junior Andrew Podgorski (Goshen) (pictured) in the 100-breaststroke (1:02.08); senior Matt Ross (West Lafayette/Harrison) in the 200-butterfly (1:58.90); and junior Logan Ryan (Kent, Wash./Kentwood Senior) in the 200-breaststroke (2:15.62).

Rose-Hulman also swept the evening's two relay events.  The 200-medley relay team of Huster, Podgorski, Ross and Martin won in a time of 1:38.80.  The 400-freestyle relay team of Huster, Podgorski, freshman Paul Hintz (Pickerington, Ohio) and Martin capped the night with a win in 3:15.47.

The outcome marked just the second time in program history that Rose-Hulman has defeated Wabash in a dual meet.

Rose-Hulman hits the road for Illinois Wesleyan University on Saturday.