Section: Sports

Lords, Ladies both earn dual meet victories


The Kenyon swimming and diving teams treated their families to a well-earned dual-meet win against the Cleveland State University Vikings, as the Lords won 183-117 and the Ladies won 243-50. 

On the men’s side, seven Lords were able to notch individual wins. Both James Tracey ’24 and Israel Zavaleta ’24 won two events each. Tracey won the 1000- and 500-yard freestyle, while Zavaleta won the 1- and 3-meter dives, breaking both his own pool and program records on the 1-meter drive with a score of 382.50. The Lords were also able to find success in the relays, winning both the 200-yard medley and the 200-yard freestyle to bookend the meet. Marcus Hong ’22 and David Fitch ’22, members of both relay teams, also contributed with wins in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke, respectively.

The Ladies were able to execute a sweep of the Vikings for Family Weekend. Similar to the Kenyon College Relays, Crile Hart ’22 led the way for the Ladies. She took home wins in the 50-yard freestyle, 200-yard backstroke, 200-yard individual medley and 200-yard medley relay. Katarina Ilic ’24 also had a successful day, sweeping both the 1- and 3-meter dives. Olivia Smith ’23 and Sydney Geboy ’25 each collected two individual wins as well, Smith in the 100-yard backstroke and butterfly and Geboy in the 100- and 200-yard freestyle. 

The next meet for the Lords and Ladies will be a dual meet at Denison University on Nov. 6. The Big Red owns a historical advantage against both the men and the women, holding a 5-4 record against the Lords and a 7-2 record against the Ladies. The Lords will be looking to build a winning streak, while the Ladies are hoping to avoid a third consecutive meet defeat against Denison.



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