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NCAC Championships Continue for Hiram Swimming & Diving

NCAC Championships Continue for Hiram Swimming & Diving

Feb. 10 - GRANVILLE, Ohio - The Hiram College swimming & diving teams put together their best performances thus far at the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships, competing in a toal of 11 finals on day three of the four day event. 

Through three days, the Terrier women have amassed 230 points, while the Hiram men have put together 143 points.

On the women's side, the Terriers competed in a toal of seven individual finals, led by two appearances each from Meredith Fitschen-Brown and Sierra Daniels

The duo each competed in the 400 individual medley, with Fitschen-Brown placing 25th (5:26.23) and Daniels posting a 26th-place finish with a season-best 5:49.48. 

Additionally, Daniels added another season-best performance, this time placing 21st in the 100 butterfly with a mark of 1:10.27. The mark shaved over two seconds off of her previous best time. Emily Kelly also competed in the finals of the 100 fly, earning six points with a season-best time of 1:16.41. 

Both Jenna Nelson and Jill Schmidt also found their way into finals heats in their respective races. Nelson notched a 21st-place finish in the 100 breaststroke (1:14.61), while Schmidt earned two points in the 100 backstroke (1:23.62). 

As a group, the team of Fitschen-Brown, Nelson, Kelly and Schmidt tallied their second eighth-place relay finish of the Championship weekend, notching a 2:16.26 in the 200 medley relay. 

On the men's side, the team of Michael Barber, Jory Gomes, Reeve Bowling and Paul Muehleisen garnered a tenth-place spot in the finals of the 200 medley relay (1:56.03). 

Individually, both Barber and Gomes earned solo swims during the evening events, with each finding their way into the final of the 400 IM. Gomes finished the event with a mark of 4:50.69, earning three points for the Terriers, while Barber finished with a mark of 5:02.93. 

In both the men's and the women's championships, the host Big Red of Denison University remain ahead of Kenyon College for first place. The Denison women have tallied 1,433 points, while the men have posted 1,299. 

The Terriers will conclude their efforts at the NCAC Championships on Saturday morning as they compete in the fourth and final day. Prelims for the day's events are schedueld for a 10:00 a.m. start, with the finals scheduled for 6:30 p.m.