By Cathleen Pruden, Swimming World College Intern
North Coast Athletic Conference Championship action began tonight at the Trumbull Aquatics Center at Denison University. The Big Red men and women are both looking to win their eighth straight Conference titles.
The only event of the night was men’s three meter diving. With the graduation of NCAC and NCAA Division 3 record holder, Conor Dignan, there was an opportunity for a new winner this year. Denison entered the event with the top four seeds, and emerged with the top three finishers.
Junior Max Levy was the first conference champion of the weekend, finishing with a score of 563.40. Brian Allen was the runner up with a score of 519.75. Ben Lewis rounded out the top three with 506.35 points.
Wabash’s Aaron Embree finished fourth. The freshman scored 408.25. Fifth place went to his teammate, Max Von Deylen with a score of 406.25. Brandon Roman was Kenyon’s top finisher, diving to a score of 353.80. DePauw’s Eric Addy finished seventh with a score of 331.85. Kenyon’s Ryder Sammons finished eight with a score of 305.45. Wooster’s Aaron Salzman rounded out the final (289.95).
Action resumes tomorrow morning at 10 AM, with the first preliminary session of swimming. Events tomorrow include the 200 freestyle relay, 500 freestyle, 200 IM, 50 freestyle, and 400 medley relay.
Team Scores through Event 1
1- Denison University 96
2- Kenyon College 68
3- Wabash College 57
4- Wittenberg University 51
5- College of Wooster 42
6- Oberlin College 36
7- DePauw University 26
8- Allegheny College 0
9- Hiram College 0
10- Ohio Wesleyan University 0
Results available here: 2016 North Coast Athletic Conference: Day 1 – Results