Max Levy sets diving record as top-ranked Denison earns win on senior day
GRANVILLE, Ohio -- In its final tune up before the 2014 North Coast Athletic Conference championship, Denison picked up a 159-93 senior day victory against Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday.
The Big Red had three multiple winners led by senior Spencer Fronk's three victories. Fronk, Damon Rosenburg, Andrew Rich and Ryan Fleming opened the day by capturing the 200 medley relay title. The foursome touched in with a combined time of 1:32.30. Fronk also posted wins in the 100 (45.77) and 200 (1:42.72) freestyle events. In addition to his win in the 200 medley relay, Rosenburg was also victorious in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 56.71.
Denison's other two-time winner was senior Jackson Humphrey. Humphrey swept the backstroke events in his final dual meet at the Trumbull Aquatics Center. The senior touched in at 50.83 in the 100 and posted a time of 1:49.73 in the 200 back. Another highlight from the day took place in the dive tank where freshman Max Levy broke the school record for an 11-dive score on the three-meter board. Levy finished with 576.15 points, surpassing the previous mark by 7.35 points.
No. 2 Kenyon, Wittenberg
GAMBIER, Ohio -- In its final dual meet of the season, as well as their final competition before heading to the North Coast Athletic Conference championship, Kenyon won 11 of 13 swimming and diving events Saturday en route to a 141-91 victory against Wittenberg. Kenyon's depth was apparent, as nine different Lords accounted for those 11 event wins.
The meet started with the 200-yard medley relay and Kenyon quickly posted its first win after Percy Gates, Daniel Jurgens, Ryan Funk, and Joey Duronio teamed up to turn in a time of 1:34.55. Gates would later go on to win the 100 freestyle in a time of 46.83 and Funk claimed the top spot in the 50 freestyle with a winning time of 21.14.
Kenyon junior Harrison Curley got the individual events started with a victory in the 1,000 freestyle. He clocked in at 9:47.29. Following that, classmate Austin Caldwell took the 200 freestyle in 1:41.51. At the conclusion of the meet, Caldwell joined Gates, Duronio, and Wes Manz to post a winning time of 1:23.99 in the 200 freestyle relay.
No. 3 Emory 115, Sewanee 79
ATLANTA -- Emory men claimed victories in each of the 11 swimming events on Saturday, including a sweep of both relays. The Eagles' 200-yard medley relay team of freshman Mitchell Cooper, freshman David Tao, sophomore Andrew Wilson and sophomore John Galvin claimed a victory with a time of 1:37.01, while freshman David Funderburk, Cooper, senior Jake Stephens and senior Jack Polisini won the 400 freestyle relay in a time of 3:14.41.
Nine different Eagles claimed wins in individual events on Saturday as well, including Stephens in the 1,000 freestyle, Cooper in the 200 freestyle, sophomore Matt Kuhlik in the 50 freestyle, senior Matt O'Brien in the 200 individual medley, senior Darrell Eacret in the 100 butterfly, sophomore Eagan Zettlemoyer in the 100 freestyle, freshman Christian Baker in the 100 backstroke, Wilson in the 500 freestyle, and Tao in the 100 breaststroke.
No. 7 Stevens 144, Hartwick 112
HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Stevens defeated Hartwick 144-112 on senior day at the De Baun Aquatic Center in front of a capacity crowd.
The Ducks turned in the top time in 12 of the 14 events raced to earn the win in eight seniors final home dual-meet. Prior to the meet Stevens honored Conor Arcuri, Elijah Davis, Mitchell Epperly, Shawn Hanak, Henry Hernandez, Tyler Hessler, Joe Huyett and Nick Noga.
The Ducks took the top-two spots in the 200-medley relay to open the meet as sophomore Ravi Sun, sophomore Joshua Lefeber, junior Jack Rees and Hessler turned in a winning time of 1:36.40.
Freshman Mark Lippert carded a 9:52.87 and placed second in the 1,000 freestyle (9:52.87), while sophomore Tomasz Wolinski earned the top-spot in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:42.69. Junior Alex Xu was third in the 200 free with a 1:45.88.