CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jan. 20. THE new year is less than three weeks old, but what a year it’s been thus far for the Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams.
With their home victories over Ohio Wesleyan University this past Friday — the men won 117-67, the women 121-83 — the men's and women's squads improved 4-0 and 5-2, respectively for 2003.
Prior to the New Year, the Spartan men defeated Allegheny College (120-69) at home and lost to Denison University (121-164) and Carnegie Mellon University (115-165) on the road. This month, besides Ohio
Wesleyan, they have beaten Southwestern University (145-80) at home and the College of Wooster (65-46) and Oberlin College (73-26) on the road.
The women have followed the same path with wins over Allegheny (133-107), Southwestern (182-133), Wooster (62-50, Oberlin (91-22), and Ohio Wesleyan (121-83). They lost to Denison (121-164) and Carnegie Mellon
(138-162). That is good momentum for them as they have two more dual meets (Jan. 25 vs. Kenyon & Feb. 1 @ Wittenberg) before hosting the 2003 University Athletic Association Championships next month (Feb.
"The kids are just swimming well and are in a real good place emotionally,” said Head Coach Todd Clark.
"They understand that in swimming, hard work is the key to being good and they have worked extremely
hard and now they are getting some of the results."