Men's Swimming & Diving Tops Illinois Wesleyan


gouldBLOOMINGTON, ILL. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology combined for 19 first-place performances as the men's team defeated Illinois Wesleyan and the women's squad fell to the host Titans on Saturday.

The Fightin' Engineers relied on 14 first-place efforts to earn a 222-50 dual meet victory over Illinois Wesleyan.  The women's squad added five first place efforts, but Illinois Wesleyan claimed a 159-103 margin.

Freshmen Sam Gould (Greencastle/South Putnam) (pictured) and Orion Martin (Dublin, Ohio/Coffman) led the men's squad with two wins each.  Gould swept one-meter and three-meter diving with 214.40 and 223.15 points.  Martin won the 50-freestyle in 22.26 and added a 100-butterfly win in 50.63.

The freestyle events helped Rose-Hulman earn the men's victory.  Freestyle winners included junior Andrew Podgorski (Goshen) in the 100 (49.68), freshman Brady Stern (Waverly, Iowa) in the 200 (1:50.86), freshman Matthew King (Libertyville, Ill.) in the 500 (5:00.00) and freshman Mitchell Lippy (Crown Point) in the 1,000 (11:00.30).

Other individual winners included senior Matt Ross (West Lafayette/Harrison) in the 200-butterfly (1:59.43); junior Logan Ryan (Kent, Wash./Kentwood Senior) in the 200-breaststroke (2:21.01); sophomore Marshall Yeoman (Elkhart/Memorial) in the 100-breaststroke (1:03.40); and sophomore Eric Yuhas (Fremont, Ohio/Ross) in the 100-backstroke (1:01.79).

The 200-medley relay team of Yuhas, Podgorski, senior John Huster (Terre Haute/North) and freshman Paul Hintz (Pickerington, Ohio) won in 1:41.33, before Huster, Podgorski, Hintz and Martin capped the meet with a 200-freestyle relay win in 1:29.77.

On the women's side, freshman Regen Foote (Jasper) led the way with a sweep of one-meter and three-meter diving points.  Foote scored 202.55 and 204.60 points in the two events.

Other women's individual winners included freshman Taylor Harris (Batavia, Ill./Rosary) in the 100-breaststroke (1:15.91) and sophomore Laura Danhauer (Barrington, Ill.) in the 100-breaststroke (1:15.91).

The 200-freestyle relay team of sophomore Celeste Kline (Terre Haute/North), freshman Chelsea Rossick (Middletown, Md.), sophomore Ashley Schumacher (St. Louis, Mo./Lutheran South) and freshman Stephanie Wolfersberger (Whiteland) also earned top honors with a time of 1:47.45.

Rose-Hulman returns to action at Franklin College on Friday night.