Findlay Swimming Splits With Tiffin

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TIFFIN, Ohio, October 19. Findlay swimming managed to split against Tiffin in a road dual meet.  The men fell 59-52, while the women won 65-47.

Findlay Press Release

The University of Findlay men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams faced against Tiffin University in Tiffin, Ohio on Saturday, October 18. The women defeated the Dragons 65-47 while the men fell 59-52.

To kick off the meet, the relay team of Marissa McDonald, Kaley Holmstrom, Molly Cade and Emily Annen claimed first place in the 400-yard medley relay finishing with a time of 4:06.33. The relay team of Jessica Ward, Emma Barnes, Cade and Annen claimed a first place victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay finishing with a time of 3:41.49.

Holmstrom claimed a first place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:08.38.

Barnes took first place in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:57.49. Barnes also claimed a first place finish in the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 54.63.

Ward claimed a first place victory in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.45.

Ashleigh Weddington took first place on the three meter board with a score of 211.15 while finishing in second place on the one meter board with a score of 205.40.

On the men’s side, the relay team of Ross Stansbery, Graham Copus, Aaron Mitchell and Clay Fogle won the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 3:46.73. The relay team of Janko Radmanovic, Nick Kaftan, Cody Craig and Todo Djurovic claimed a first place victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay finishing with a time of 3:13.41.

Copus claimed a first place victory in the 100-yard breaststroke finishing with a time of 1:04.37.

Radmanovic claimed a first place victory in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.59. Radmanovic also took a first place finish in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 47.77.

Kaftan took first place in the 200-yard individual medley (IM) finishing with a time of 2:06.42 while Djurovic claimed a first place finish in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 54.53.

The Oilers return to action on Friday, November 7 when they travel to Ada, Ohio to face Ohio Northern and Defiance in a double dual meet.

Tiffin Press Release

Tiffin University’s swimming and diving teams took on Findlay in a dual meet Saturday afternoon, with the men’s team clipping the Oilers 59-52. The women’s team fell in a close battle 65-47.

Ty Collins picked up two victories for the Dragons, winning the 1000 freestyle in 10:38.15 and the 100 backstroke in 56.10. Pedro Van Isschot picked up a win in the 200 freestyle in 1:46.09 and also placed second in the 100 butterfly by .23 seconds.

Garrett Arnsparger was a winner in the 500 freestyle in 5:07.58, while Rudolph Afzal got wins in the 1 meter and 3 meter diving events.
Ygor Zanardo Bortolato was second in the 50 freestyle, while Anthony Modica (200 IM), Mitchell Filka (diving), Lucas Merigue Bernardo (100 freestyle), and Josh Scheuren (500 freestyle) also had second place finishes. The 400 relay team of Kody Doss, Arnsparger, Modica, and Scheuren and the 400 freestyle relay team of Van Isschot, Merigue Bernardo, Collins, and Zanardo Bortolato also took second.

For the women, Alexandria Lehman won two events – the 1000 freestyle in 11:11.49 and the 500 freestyle in 5:30.67. Anastasiia Kvitchenko picked up a win in the 200 IM in 2:12.96 while also getting the victory in the 100 butterfly in 58.84. Karolina Siwiec was victorious in the 100 backstroke in 1:01.09, and Morgan Dunleavy won the one-meter dive with 234.70. Siwiec was also second in the 200 freestyle, while Dunleavy was second in the 3 meter dive.

Alexandria Schuttinger was second in the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle, while Melinda Ulbrecht was second in the 100 breaststroke. The 400 freestyle relay team of Kvitchenko, Mari Johnson, Lehman, and Schuttinger was also second.

“That was a fun meet,” said Head Coach Margarita Kalmikova. “So many close races and my team showed so much heart on the last yards of their swims. In the beginning of the season it is very important to keep correcting mistakes and learning from each competition, and the team is doing just that. I love to see how the team is coming together, the amount of support they show for each other is incredible. Our divers are getting better each meet, the performance on the boards was very impressive today. Overall, I am very proud of how we competed today against Findlay. It is always exciting to win, but the work is not done yet.”

Results: Findlay vs. Tiffin