The winter sports season is officially upon us, as the Ashland University swim team took to the waters at Tiffin University on Friday (Oct. 9).
The Eagles earned a split with the Dragons, the women coming away 70-43 winners, and the men falling, 55-42.
Last year's Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year, Ryan Deemer, looked strong in the water again to start this season. He won the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:04.73) and the 500 free (4:56.31).
Sophomore Grace Reichard earned gold in the 100 free (53.73) and the 200 free (1:57.60).
Eagle sophomore Zoe Scarpone led the pack in the 100-yard butterfly (1:00.62) and the 200-yard individual medley (2:15.49).
The Eagles' next meet will be Friday (Oct. 16) at the University of Findlay. The meet will start at 6 p.m.