TUCKER DIXON ‘19 | SPORTS EDITOR • The Wabash College swimming and diving team hosted the inaugural Pentathlon Quad Meet this past weekend in the Class of 1950 Natatorium here on campus.
The visiting teams included DePauw University, IUPUI, and Butler University. While there was no team scoring at the event, there were some highlights from the Wabash swimmers and divers.
The freshman pair of Jan Dziadek ’21 and Wesley Slaughter ’21 raced to top-five finishes. They were the highest ranking Division III swimmers out of 57 men competing in the event. Scoring was based on the combined times of each swimmer swimming in the five 100-yard events.
Dziadek finished best out of the Little Giant swimmers placing third overall with a time of 4:28.76. Dziadek was just two second behind the men’s champion Jonathon Stoller from IUPUI with a combined time of 4:26.73.
Slaughter claimed the fourth place finish with a time of 4:33.08, just five seconds behind his teammate Dziadek.
Dzaidek began the meet with a first place finish in the men’s 100 butterfly. Kyle Louks ’19 and Slaughter were shortly behind with 12th and 15th place finishes respectively. Dziadek added another first place finish in the 100 backstroke.
Wabash is now the 12th ranked team in the nation and will travel to Florida during Winter Break to train for their upcoming meets.