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Lords, Ladies come up short against D-1 opponent

Lords, Ladies come up short against D-1 opponent

Ladies put up a valiant effort against NCAA Division I University of Miami RedHawks. | DAVID HEASLEY

Lords:

Coming off of two dual-meet wins, the Lords swimming and diving team traveled to Oxford, Ohio to face Division I Miami University on Saturday. Despite a number of first-place finishes and gaining ‘B’ cut times for the upcoming NCAA Championship meet, the Lords fell to the RedHawks with a total score of 183-117.

Kenyon had seven individual wins against Miami. Their first came via Bryan Fitzgerald ’23 in the 1,000-yard freestyle. Fitzgerald also won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:33.18, an NCAA ‘B’ cut time. The Lords took first in both backstroke events, with Spencer Pruett ’23 finishing the 100-yard in 48.94 seconds and Yurii Kosian ’24 finishing the 200-yard in 1:45.97 seconds. Noah Hargrove ’24 earned a ‘B’ cut time in the 200-yard individual medley, winning in 1:51.37. 

In diving, Israel Zavaleta ’23 broke his own school records in the one- and three-meter diving contests with scores of 388.80 and 405.68, respectively. 

On Feb. 9, the Lords will be back in the pool to compete at the NCAC Championships in Granville, Ohio. Denison University will host the four-day event. 

 

Ladies:

The Ladies faced off against Miami University, participating in their final dual meet of the season. Despite winning five individual events and earning ‘B’ cut times for the upcoming NCAA Championship meet, the Ladies fell to the RedHawks by a total score of 182.5-117.5. 

Kira Bowling ’23 started things off for Kenyon with a victory in the 1,000-yard freestyle. The Ladies’ four other victories all featured NCAA ‘B’ cut times. The Ladies had success in the breaststroke with Jennah Fadely ’25 winning in the 100-yard (1:02.09) and Gabriell Wei ’25 finishing first in the 200-yard (2:15.28). Fadely also earned a ‘B’ cut time in the 200-yard breaststroke, finishing in third with a time of 2:17.08. Alexandra White ’23 won the 50-yard freestyle (23.12), and Crile Hart ’22 finished first in the 200-yard individual medley (2:01.67). Hart also earned a ‘B’ cut time in the 100-yard backstroke (55.34), finishing in second. 

Five other Ladies also gained a ‘B’ cut time at the meet. Sarah Hoffman ’24, Celia Ford ’25 and Olivia Smith ’23 each qualified for the NCAA Championship meet in two events each. Hoffman swam the 200- (1:51.43) and 500-yard freestyle (1:58.32), while Ford competed in the 100- (56.13) and 200-yard butterfly (2:04.34). Smith earned a ‘B’ cut time in the 200-yard backstroke (2:01.59) and the 100-yard butterfly (56.06). Ania Axas ’23 qualified in the 200-yard butterfly (2:03.55), while Emmie Mirus ’22 did so in the 50-yard freestyle (23.38).

After a week off, the Ladies will compete in the NCAC Championship hosted by Denison University in Granville, Ohio. The meet will take place from Feb. 9 to Feb. 12.

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