Swimmers Open Season With Sweep Of Oilers

Mauricio Uranga
Mauricio Uranga

The Ashland University swimming and diving teams got their seasons started in impressive fashion on Friday (Oct. 12) at Messerly Natatorium with a pair of victories over Findlay.

The AU women prevailed, 154-137 and the Eagle men won, 182-56.

For the women, freshman Hannah Mattar (Lake Orion, Mich.) won gold in the 1000 freestyle (11:02.39), 200 breaststroke (2:27.39) and 200 IM (2:12.87). She was part of the 200 free relay that finished first in 1:37.32 and the 200 medley relay that was first in 1:46.75.

Freshman Kaylyn Murphy (West Carollton, Ohio) was first in the 200 freestyle (1:54.60) and 100 freestyle (52.60). She was also on the 200 medley relay.

Senior Julie Widmann (Littleton, Colo./Heritage) was first in the 50 freestyle (23.55) and 200 backstroke (2:09.64). Widmann was on the victorious 200 free relay and 200 medley relay.

For the men, junior Braxton Wright (Lexington, Ohio) led the field in the 50 freestyle (21:05) and 100 freestyle (46.70). He was on the first place 200 free relay (1:23.94).

Sophomore Lukas Jachno (Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech Republic/Gymnazium Olympjskych Nadeji) was first in the 200 butterfly (1:58.51) and 500 freestyle (4:49.67). Junior Alex Sheil (Sydney, Australia/Trinity) won the 100 butterfly (51:08) and 100 breaststroke (1:00.69).  Senior Mauricio Uranga (Chihuahua, Mexico/La Salle Chihuahua) was first in the 100 backstroke (52.94) and 200 backstroke (1:55.24).