Marissa Bednarek, Brendan Howely Lead Denison Over DePauw

Photo Courtesy: Allen Rich

The CSCAA number three ranked Denison women topped the number twelve NCAC rivals DePauw on Saturday afternoon. Their number two male teammates beat the number fourteen Tigers as well.

Women’s Meet:

The Denison women were lead by senior Marissa Bednarek who posted three individual victories and a relay win. The Big Red women got off to a quick start, taking the top two places in the 200 medley relay. The team of Carolyn Kane, Bednarek, Ashley Yearwood, and Mary Van Leuven stopped the clock in 1:45.03, just under the NCAA B cut.

Bednarek also earned individual B cuts in the 100 and 200 breaststrokes. She lead a Denison sweep of the 100 breaststroke, finishing in a time of 1:04.63. She was followed by teammates Marisa Pulaski and Ellen Higdon (1:07.09 and 1:08.61). In the 200, Bednarek stopped the clock at 2:20.04 while Pulaski finished in 2:24.02 and Higdon in 2:29.01.

Bednarek also posted the top time of 2:09.53 in the 200 IM, though the Big Red swam the event exhibition. Depauw’s Emily Ward officially won in a time of 2:23.88 while Jackie Gillum was second in 2:29.98.

Kane was another double winner for the Big Red women as he won the 200 freestyle in a B cut time of 1:52.93. Teammate Kate Wright was nearly four seconds back in a 1:56.80 while DePauw swimmer Kirsten Olson finished third in 2:00.17.

In the 100 butterfly, Kane stopped the clock at 57.13. Her teammate, Krysta Garbarino was third in a 1:01.75. DePauw’s Mary Woods finished second in 1:00.73.

Van Leuven won both freestyle sprint events, claiming the 50 in a B cut time of 23.79. Teammate Erin Hudson was third with a 25.10. DePauw senior Caroline Bridges was second in a 24.59.

In the 100, Van Leuven lead a Denison sweep. The senior raced to a time of 52.14 while classmates Yearwood and Wright finished in 52.72 and 53.60 seconds.

The Big Red women recorded another sweep in the 100 backstroke. Yearwood lead the way in a 58.19 while Kane was second in a 59.85. Elizabeth Dalziel finished third in a 1:02.10.

Denison swimmer Halli Garza was dominant in the 200 butterfly, stopping the clock at 2:03.69. Her teammate Emily Eiben was third with a 2:12.38. Depauw junior Angela Newlon was second in a 2:11.57.

Newlon was again second in the 500 freestyle recording a time of 5:04.67. Campbell Costley won the event with her time of 5:03.11 and teammate Taylor Johns was third in a 5:08.28.

The DePauw women posted two individual event wins of the day. Newlon posted an impressive 17:02.38 to win the 1650. Costley was second in 17:16.84. Johns was third in a 17:25.76. All three swimmers recorded NCAA B cuts.

Kirsten Olson stopped the clock in a time of 2:09.45 to win the 200 backstroke. Dalziel was second in 2:12.49 and Alex Elizeus was third in 2:13.87.

The DePauw team of Bridges, Olson, Woods, and Newlon were the official winners of the 400 freestyle relay in a time of 3:38.58.

The Denison women swept the 1 meter board, with scores of 402.23, 363.53, and 350.33 from Emma WeberEva Vivero, and Katherine Hennigan. On the 3 meter, the trio recorded scores of 380.78, 350.78, and 311.10.

The Denison women finished with 196 points to DePauw’s 95.


Photo Courtesy: Allen Rich

Men’s Meet:

On the men’s side, Denison had multiple multiple-event winners as the Big Red topped the Tigers with a score of 189 to 104.

Sophomore Brendan Howley figured in on three event wins, while Max Howes and Jack Lindell each recorded two individual event victories. DePauw senior Blake Lehmann was a part of three wins in the Tigers’ loss.

Denison out touched DePauw in the 200 medley relay. The team of Carson Clear, Howley, Andrew Rich, and Ryan Fleming swam a time of 1:34.06. DePauw’s Eli Anderson, Mitchell Davis, Lehmann, and Brandon Sholtis raced to a 1:34.99.

Howley won both breaststroke events, finishing the 100 in a time of 57.87. DePauw’s Sam McManus was also under a minute in a time of 59.44. His teammate Davis finished third (1:00.66). In the 200, Howley swam a 2:11.42. McManus was again second in a 2:12.31. Denison freshman Ryan Stevenson finished third with his time of 2:13.21.

Howes won the 100 and 200 freestyles in times of 46.88 and 1:43.38. In the 100 freestyle, he lead a Denison sweep followed by teammates Fleming and Jason Wesseling (47.19 and 47.92). In the 200, DePauw swimmers Alex Grissom and Kurt Swieter were just behind touching in times of 1:43.57 and 1:44.63.

Junior Lindell completed the backstroke double. The Big Red swimmer dominated the 200, touching in a time of 1:53.08. Teammates Conner Downard and Nathan Thorne finished in 1:58.40 and 2:00.55. In the 100, Lindell finished in a 52.22, just ahead of teammate Wessleing (52.44). DePauw’s Anderson was third (54.15).

Other Denison winners were Aaron Saccurato in the 1650 and Blake Kent in the 200 butterfly. Saccurato finished in a 16:37.69 ahead of teammates Matthew Hedman and Ben Burdick (16:47.74 and 16:55.05).

The Big Red swept the 200 butterfly. Kent raced to a time of 1:57.20, just ahead of Mitch Williams (1:57.32). Brandt Swanson touched third in a 1:59.49.

Denison’s Stuart Hohm won the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:45.76, just ahead of DePauw’s Grisson and Swieter (4:48.16 and 4:51.15).

DePauw’s Lehmann won the 50 freestyle with a 21.00. Denison’s Conrad Wuorinen and Fleming were second and third (21.52 and 21.55).

Lehmann also claimed the 100 butterfly ahead of Denison’s Rich and Kevin Brinegar. The three posted times of 50.12, 52.31 and 52.34.

After Dension exhibitioned, DePauw swept the 200 IM. Zach JohnsMitchell Davis, and Matt Gullickson swam times of 2:05.18, 2:06.40, and 2:06.42.

The DePauw team of Grisson, Swieter, Sholtis, and Lehmann claimed the exhibition win in the 400 freestyle relay in a time of 3:10.33.

Denison swept both boards. Max Levy claimed the 3 meter with a score of 543.38. He was second on the 1 meter with 454.95 points. Ben Lewis won the 1 meter with 508.35 while Brian Allen was third with 445.95. Allen was second on 3 meter with 505.50 points while Lewis was third with 501.53.

Full results can be found here and on Meet Mobile (Denison vs. DePauw).