AU Swimmers Sweep Lake Erie

AU Swimmers Sweep Lake Erie

Both Ashland University swimming and diving teams picked up wins on Friday night (Jan. 11) at Messerly Natatorium against Lake Erie. The AU women won, 175-79 and the Ashland men left the pool with a 178-68 triumph.

For the women, freshman Hannah Mattar (Lake Orion, Mich.) won gold in three events. She was first in the 200 butterfly (2:16.68), 200 breaststroke (2:28.62) and 200 IM (2:15.99).

Senior Julie Widmann (Littleton, Colo./Heritage) led the pack in the 100 backstroke (58.07) and 100 freestyle (54.17). She was part of the 400 free relay (3:39.24) that finished first.

For the men, sophomore Lukas Jachno (Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech Republic/Gymnazium Olympijskych Nadeji) came home first in the 1000 freestyle (9:52.82) and 200 butterfly (2:00.81). Junior Alex Sheil (Sydney, Australia/Trinity) won the 200 freestyle (1:44.40) and 500 freestyle (4:47.59) and was on the 400 free relay (3:08.72) that claimed the top finish.

Senior Mauricio Uranga (Chihuahua, Mexico/La Salle Chihuahua) was the top finisher in the 100 backstroke (52.21) and 200 backstroke (1:55.26). Senior Cheyne Fisher (Durban, South Africa/Westville) led the field in the 100 breaststroke (58.56) and 200 breaststroke (2:09.60).

Junior Braxton Wright (Lexington, Ohio) earned first place finishes in the 50 freestyle (21.32) and 100 freestyle (47.67). He was on the 400 free relay (3:08.72) that won the gold medal.

The Eagles will host Urbana on Saturday (Jan. 12, 1 p.m.). That is Senior Day.