Eagle Swimming Falls At Oilers

Eagle Swimming Falls At Oilers

The Ashland University men's and women's swimming teams saw some fast times and promising results against the Findlay Oilers on Friday (Oct. 16) night.

The Eagles fell in both the men's (158-112) and women's (146-145) results category, but there were many event winners to be had for AU.

The defending Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference swimmers of the week, sophomores Ryan Deemer and Grace Reichard, were back on top of the leader boards. Deemer won the men's 1,000-yard freestyle (9:59.22) and Reichard won the 200 free in 1:57.23.

Senior All-American Hannah Mattar collected three victories in the 200 butterfly (2:13.48), 200 breaststroke (2:26.46) and the 200 individual medley (2:13.37).

Senior Kaylyn Murphy also was top finisher in the 100 free (53.03) and the 50 free (24.19).

Additional Eagle event winners include senior Sergio Sanchis Peris (100 back), sophomore Joshua Nixon (100 free) and freshman Erin Staley (1,000 free).

Ashland will have its home opener on Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. against Wayne State.