DURHAM, North Carolina, December 2. COMPETING in its second meet in less than 24 hours, the Western Kentucky University men's swimming and diving team downed Duke, 131-111, Saturday at Taishoff Aquatic Pavilion.
The win boosted the Hilltoppers' record to 5-0, including a pair of victories against Atlantic Coast Conference teams over the past two days.
WKU began the meet in the same fashion as Friday's win over Maryland – with five straight victories. Francis Gilmore, Travano McPhee, Brian Lewis, and Jevon Atkinson teamed to win the 200 Medley Relay (1:33.48) to start things off. After Sean Penhale coasted to a win in the 1,000 Free (9:30.42), Lukasz Herbst (1:41.75), Chris Schenck (1:43.93), and Mike Podbielski (1:45.69) finished first-second-third, respectively, in the 200 Free.
Lewis came out on top of the field in the 200 Individual Medley (1:55.65) and 200 Fly (1:53.92), and Atkinson added first-place finishes in the 50 (20.82) and 100 Free (46.04).
In the 200 Back, Gilmore's time of 1:50.39 was good for first, as was Penhale's 4:44.72 in the 500 Free.