Women win four straight to start swimming season

Following their season opening loss to Ohio Wesleyan, the men’s swimming and diving team have won three of their last four meets, one of which was a conference victory over Wilmington.
Through five meets, the Jackets are 3-2 with their second loss coming from Penn State Behrend.
Senior All-American stroker Tyler Thompson has led the Yellow Jackets thus far as he has won eight individual races to this point.
Sophomore All-OAC stroker Greg Shaw has also been instrumental in each of the Yellow Jackets’ first five meets.
He has won six individual titles through absolute dominance in the 100-yard butterfly. He has won the event in all five of the meets thus far.
Also, the men’s 200-medley relay squad of Michael Morsch, Thompson, Shaw, and John Beyer has placed first in their last four meets.
The Yellow Jackets have upcoming meets at Hiram (0-4) and at Mount Union (3-1) on Friday, Nov. 17 and Saturday, Nov. 18.
The women, who also lost their season opener to Ohio Wesleyan, currently sit at 4-1 after winning four straight and beating their opponents by an average of 90.5 points.
The Yellow Jackets have been led by senior freestyler Jordyn Miller and sophomore freestyler Allie Thorson.
Additionally, Erika Nockengost has been dominant in the 100-and 200-meter breaststroke with either a win or second place finish in four of five meets. On top of that, the women’s 200-yard medley relay unit has taken first in four out of five events thus far.
The women will also travel to Hiram (0-5) and Mount Union (3-1) for their next two meets on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17 and 18.
Head coach Laura Wolf-Demaline said she is “pleased with where we are” at the start of the season. She also said that the six freshmen are a “great addition into the core of returners — exited to see what this can do for the relays”.