Swimming & Diving Captures 12 First Places vs. DePauw


746-seniorsTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology captured 12 first-place finishes in a strong performance against nationally ranked DePauw University on Saturday at the Sports and Recreation Center.

DePauw captured a narrow 138-130 men's team victory that was not decided until the day's final event.  The Tigers topped the Rose-Hulman women 134-78.

During the meet, Rose-Hulman celebrated Senior Day for five members of the team competing in their final home meet in the Sports and Recreation Center.  Honorees included Shannon Cunnien (Brooklyn Park, Minn./Benilde-St. Margaret's), John Huster (Terre Haute/North), Ross Meininger (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills), Nicole Richardson (Janesville, Wis./George Parker) and Matt Ross (West Lafayette/Harrison). 

Freshmen Sam Gould (Greencastle/South Putnam) and Orion Martin (Dublin, Ohio/Coffman) led the Rose-Hulman performance with two wins each.  Gould swept one-meter diving (249.60 points) and three-meter diving (272.20), while Martin won the 50-freestyle (21.89) and the 100-butterfly (50.63).

The women's diving tandem of Richardson and freshman Regen Foote (Jasper) rewrote the college record book once again.  Richardson set a three-meter six-dive school record with 241.30 points, while Foote set a new one-meter school record with 226.90 points.

Other individual winners for the men's squad included freshman Tai Enrico (West Chester, Ohio/Lakota East) in the 200-backstroke (2:00.44); junior Andrew Podgorski (Goshen) in the 100-breaststroke (1:00.69); and junior Logan Ryan (Kent, Wash./Kentwood Senior) in the 200-breaststroke (2:15.17).

Freshman Chelsea Rossick (Middletown, Md.) added a win in the women's 200-individual medley (2:26.69) and freshman Stephanie Wolfersberger (Whiteland) won the 50-freestyle (25.74).

The day's final event led to the last win, as the 200-freestyle relay team of Huster, Martin, Podgorski and freshman Paul Hintz (Pickerington, Ohio) recorded the third-best time in school history of 1:26.17.

The diving portion of the squad returns to action at the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Diving Invitational next Saturday at Illinois Wesleyan.  The swimming teams compete in the CCIW Championships at Wheaton College on Feb. 14-16.