Xavier Swimming Dominates The Water Against DePauw

Molly Kroeger was one of three Musketeers to post four victories against DePauw.

Molly Kroeger was one of three Musketeers to post four victories against DePauw.

Jan. 17, 2014

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CINCINNATI - In the first home meet of 2014, the Xavier men's and women's swimming teams defeated DePauw. The women won their meet, 167-86, while the men staked a 162-99 victory.

"Our training has been great over the last few weeks and it was time we showed some signs of that in a competition," said head coach Brent MacDonald.

Carolyn Stewart, Molly Kroeger and Luke Johanns won four events, while Maddie Day, Chad Thompson and Knox Hitt each placed first three times on the evening.

Stewart, Day, Ashley Whitely and Kroeger teamed together in the 200 medley relay, the first event of the evening, to post a four-second victory with a time of 1:49.32. The men's combination of Will Oswald, Carter Clark, Hitt and Johanns followed suit, winning in 1:35.52.

After winning both the 100 back (59.39) and 200 back (2:08.54), Stewart partnered with Day, Kroeger and Claire Brolsma to win the 200 free relay (1:40.58). Day posted a time of 24.78 in winning the 50 free, her third victory of the day. Kroeger picked up her third and fourth wins in the 100 free (53.25) and 200 free (1:56.30).

Johanns reached four victories after taking the 50 free (21.21) and 100 free (47.20) and then closing the meet with Hitt, Rodrigo Suriano and Thompson in the men's 400 free relay, which they won in 3:07.54.

Thompson's two other victories came in the 100 back (52.90) and the 200 back (1.53.53), while Hitt added a first-place finish in the 100 fly (51.47) to his pair of relay wins to reach three victories.

Also winning multiple events for the Musketeers were Mackenna Rife in the 1000 free 10.39.27 and 500 free (5.18.19) and Hannah Martin in the 200 breast (2:31.55) and 200 IM (2:15.87)

Nick Strader touched first in the 1000 free (9:50.26). Haley Dresner (1:10.75) won the women's 100 breast and was followed by Michael Gordon (58.79), who took the men's 100 breast.

Sarah Stone (2:14.23) touched in the top spot in the 200 fly, and Lynn Brotherton (1:01.58) outswam the field in the 100 fly to close out the victories on the women's side.

Erik Biernat picked up the final victory for the men in the 200 IM (1:59.29).

Both teams will be back in action Saturday, Jan. 25 when they travel to Rochester, Mich., for a meet against Oakland and Cleveland State. The teams are set to take the blocks at 1:00 p.m.