Swimming & Diving Teams Sweep Franklin


kingFRANKLIN, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology relied on a late women's relay victory and a strong overall men's performance to sweep Franklin College in men's and women's swimming and diving on Friday night.

The men's squad won the meet by a 133-88 team score, with the women earning a 109-105 victory.

Freshman Matthew King (Libertyville, Ill.) (pictured) established a new school record in the 1,650-yard freestyle to lead the men's performance.

On the women's side, the 200-freestyle relay team helped Rose-Hulman win the meet by four points by earning a victory in the last event.

Individual winners for the women's squad included sophomore Lauren Danhauer (Barrington, Ill.) in the 1,650-freestyle (20.11.01); freshman Regen Foote (Jasper) in diving (184.70); senior Nicole Richardson (Janesvile, Wis./George Parker) in diving (122.15); and freshman Stephanie Wolfersberger (Whiteland) in the 50-freestyle (26.63).

Rose-Hulman also swept the two relay events on the night. The team of freshman Chelsea Rossick (Middletown, Md.), freshman Taylor Harris (Batavia, Ill./Rosary), sophomore Celeste Kline (Terre Haute/North Vigo) and Wolfersberger claimed a 200-medley win in 2:02.70.  The freestyle relay team consisted of sophomore Ashley Schumacher (St. Louis, Mo./Lutheran South), freshman Savannah Jay (Logansport/Lewis Cass), Danhauer and senior Shannon Cunnien (Brooklyn Park, Minn./Benilde St. Margaret's) capped the night with the decisive win in a time of 1:48.89.

King recorded a time of 16:51.39 to set a new school record in the 1,650-freestyle performance to pace the men's performance.  Freshman Orion Martin (Dublin, Ohio/Coffman) was the night's lone double individual winner, sweeping the 100-butterfly (50.79) and the 200-freestyle (1:45.19).

Other individual winners included freshman Tai Enrico (West Chester, Ohio/Lakota East) in the 100-backstroke (56.14); freshman Sam Gould (Greencastle/South Putnam) with 193 diving points; senior John Huster (Terre Haute/North) with a 50-freestyle time of 22.60 seconds; junior Andrew Podgorski (Goshen) with a 100-freestyle time of 49.37 seconds; and freshman Brady Stern (Waverly, Iowa/Waverly-Shell Rock) in the 400-individual medley (4:29.00).

The 200-medley relay team of Huster, Martin, Podgorski and freshman Paul Hintz (Pickerington, Ohio) added a victory with a time of 1:40.15.

The Fightin' Engineers will return to action at two events on Nov. 30-Dec. 1.  The swimming portion of the team will travel to the DePauw Invitational during that weekend, while the diving portion of the program will host the Rose-Hulman Diving Invitational.