Eagle Women Tie, Men Fall Short In Road Meet

Eagle Women Tie, Men Fall Short In Road Meet

Ashland University's men's and women's swimming and diving teams traveled to John Carroll on Friday (Jan. 25) night.

The Eagle women tied in the meet, 115-115, while the AU men lost, 160-76. AU swimmers and divers were able to earn wins in 13 of 26 events.

In diving, sophomore Madeline Cronin swept both women's events, winning with a finals score of 184.15 in the 1-meter dive, and 220.75 in the 3-meter dive.

On the women's side in swimming action for the Eagles, there were nine event wins.

Sophomore Tara Stevens won the 1,000-yard freestyle in 10:58.08, freshman Abigail Ellsworth finished in on top in the 200 free with a 2:00.93 finish, senior Julia Grady won the 50 free in 25.51, sophomore Anne Evans won the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:16.10, Ellsworth won the 100 free with a 56.07 finals time, freshman Michaela Godfrey took the 200 backstroke finishing in 2:12.36, and junior Erin Staley earned the top spot in the 500 free with a 5:27.15 finish.

The men won four events, two of them by freshman Franci Aleksi, who kept up his dominant run, sweeping both distance events. Aleksi won the 100 free in 9:40.45, and the 500 free with a 4:46.10 finish.

Freshman Matt Filsinger earned a win for the Eagles in the 200 medley with a 2:00.36 finish, and senior Keegan Goeke rounded out the winning on the men's side with a top finish in the 100 free, finishing in 48.56.

The Eagles also had a slate of swimmers finish in second place on both the men's and women's side.

In women's action, second-place finishers were – the 400-yard medley relay team comprised of Godfrey, Grady, Ellsworth and senior Sophie Brightman, in a 4:12.94 finish, Godfrey in the 1,000 free with a 11:20.93 finish, Staley in the 200 free with a 2:02.16 finish, freshman Morgan Gardner in the 200 fly with a time of 2:16.79, and Stevens in the 200 back with a 2:14.11 finish.

On the men's side, runner-up placements were turned in by the 400 medley relay team made up of Goeke, Filsinger, senior Daniel Callis, and freshman Panos Nikakis with a time of 3:40.01, senior Lucas Oliveira in the 200 free at 1:49.44, senior Matthew Bernsdorf in the 200 medley finishing in 2:06.61, and the 400 freestyle relay team of Pangiotis, senior Ben Keilholz, freshman Jacob Keilholz and Goeke with a 3:18.04 finish.

The Eagles have wrapped up competition until Feb. 20, when they begin the first of four days in Cleveland, Ohio, for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships.