ERIC CHAVEZ ‘19 | STAFF WRITER • The Wabash College swimming and diving team cruised by Anderson this past weekend. They recorded the top time in all ten events and won the meet 112-45. When asked about the dominant victory, Brent Noble, Head Swimming and Diving Coach, said, “Overall it was a good meet to go and compete, we had a lot of guys step up in different roles and it’s just really nice to reap the benefits of our hard work.”
The Little Giants had four swimmers achieve their first collegiate event victory. Ben Manahan ’21 won the 200 individual medley, the 100 free, and the 200 breaststroke with times of 2:04.66, 50.69, and 2:20/43, respectively. Nick Young ’21 won the 200 free and the 500 free, touching the wall at 1:52.73 and 5:07.26, respectively. Kevin Sheridan ’20 won the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:10.94. Finally, Jacob Riley ’20 won the 50 free with a time of 23.10. Congratulations to those Wabash men.
Coming off of a strong weekend, the team seems to be very upbeat. “The morale of the team has never been higher.” Dakota Rhodes ’18 said. “We have a really special group of guys led by our captains who always keep us rallied and readied. Our coaching staff has also done a great job of preparing us for this season. It’s going to be a special year for Wabash Swimming.” With the team spirit high, and with a lot of guys seeming to find their role on the team, it will be exciting to see how the team progresses throughout the year.
The swimming and diving team is back in action again next weekend as they travel down south to Greencastle to take on DePauw University on Friday, November 3 at 6 p.m. So get ready Wabash to make the trip down to Greencastle to support Wabash.