GRANVILLE, Ohio, October 12. NCAA Division III powerhouse Denison split a pair of home meets today in Granville. The men took down Wabash in a 198-156 victory, while the women fell to DI foe Toledo, 264-150. The meet not only featured some standard NCAA swims, but also had the 50s and the 100 IM for added fun. Not only that, but quite a few pool records fell as well.
Denison’s Andrew Rich took down his pool and school mark in the men’s 50-yard fly with a 23.26. That swim beat his 23.41 from a year ago. Sean Chabot followed with a school and pool record in the 50 back. He clocked a 24.46, which downed Quinn Bartlett’s school record of 25.36, and also downed Jake Childress’ pool record of 25.09 for Wabash.
Al Nennig crushed the Denison pool and school record in the 50 breast with a 27.08. Previously, Ben Snader owned the standard with a 27.73 from last year. Denison’s Jack Lindell raced to a 53.80 in the 100 IM to clip the pool and school mark of 53.83.
Denison’s Ryan Fleming earned the 50 free crown in 21.41, while teammate Cam Young topped the men’s 200 free in 1:46.92. Andrew Rich then topped the 100 fly in 52.37 as Denison kept on a roll. Sean Chabot doubled with a 52.31 in the 100 back, while Nennig took his second win of the day with a 59.23 in the 100 breast. Spencer Fronk then posted a 46.62 to win the 100 free.
Lindell claimed a double of his own with a 1:57.37 in the 200 IM before Young doubled as well with a 4:54.04 in the 400 free. Sam Strosnider got into the win column with a 1:58.31 in the 200 fly.
With Denison exhibitioning the rest of the way, Chabot topped another event with a 1:55.54 in the 200 back. Conrad Wuorinen then led the 200 free in 1:45.94. Lindell kept the momentum going for Denison with a 4:11.99 in the 400 IM. Nathan Thorne then captured the 1000 free in 10:06.73.
Wabash’s Zechariah Banks earned his squad’s first clean win with a 2:12.28 in the 200 breast, beating even an exhibitioning Snader (2:15.31) of Denison.
Toledo’s Beth Rogers claimed the 50 fly in 26.09, while teammate Christina Noens popped a 27.32 to win the 50 back. Toledo kept up the steam in the sprints with a 30.97 in the 50 breast from Meredith Gibbon for the win. Rachel Johnson then clinched the 100 IM title in 59.19.
In the first standard event for the women, Denison’s Carolyn Kane topped the women’s 50-yard free in 24.04. Campbell Costley then clocked a 1:54.48 to win the women’s 200 free for Denison as well.
Rogers claimed her second win of the meet with a 57.95 in the 100 fly for Toledo, while Noens also doubled up with a 58.46 in the 100 back. Toledo’s Samantha Richart then surged to a 1:07.19 to win the 100 breast.
Kane countered Toledo with a second win as she raced to a 52.44 in the 100 free for Denison, before Toledo’s Johnson replied with a 2:08.02 to break the 200 IM pool record of 2:08.62 set by Sydney Lofquist in January of this year.
Costley raced to another triumph for Denison, this time setting the pool record in the 500 free with a 5:05.67. That downed the 5:07.14 set by Laurin Williams in January.
Rogers became the first person with a title trifecta when she hit the wall in 2:08.32 in the women’s 200 fly, before Maria Bargardi won the 200 back in 2:05.07. Gibbon then returned after her 50 breast win with a 2:27.00 to win the 200 breast.
Kane tracked down her third title for Denison on the day with a 1:56.90 in the 200 free before Toledo’s Rachel Johnson turned in a 4:32.65 to win the 400 IM. Toledo’s Kristen Nunnelly jumped into the win column as well with a 10:28.91 in the 1000 free.