The Hiram College swimming & diving teams competed on the road for the second time this season, taking on NCAA Division II competitor, Malone University, in a dual meet on Saturday afternoon.
The Hiram men fell to the Pioneers, 122-60, while the women dropped a 131-80 decision.
On the men's side, sophomore Eli Skaggs continued to swim well to open the season. Skaggs dominated the butterfly strokes throughout the day, winning the 100 fly with a time of 56.83. Additionally, he earned top points in the 50 fly, finishing with a time of 25.42. Overall, Skaggs finished with 20.75 individual points, also helping the Terriers to a 3:46.13 time in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Other members of the team included Michael Barber, Reeve Bowling and Darien Street.
Bowling finished second on the team in points for the Terriers, snagging nine points in the 50-yard backstroke with a time of 28.17. Additionally, Bowling added a second-place mark in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.24) and finished just behind Skaggs in the 50 fly.
Street helped the Terrier cause with a pair of points in the 200 freestyle, before snagging nine points in the 100-yard individual medley (1:05.98). Barber, meanwhile collected four points in the 500 freestyle, finishing with a mark of 5:50.88.
On the women's side, Nicki Prentler collected the most points for Hiram, putting together 19.75 on the day. Prentler notched four points in the 50-yard breaststroke, before scoring nine in the 50 fly (36.61).
Carlee Lisser snagged four points in the 200 and 500 freestyles, adding three more in the 50 free. Jill Schmidt also totaled 13.75 points, while Sierra Daniels added 12.75 of her own. Together the group posted top points in the 400 freestyle relay, notching a time of 4:41.43.
The Terriers will get back to the pool on Saturday, November 3, as they travel to Wooster, Ohio for a NCAC dual meet with the Fighting Scotts. The meet is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start.